Giants vs The Washington Football Team: Preview and Prediction
Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca
The Giants had a double-digit lead vs the Buccaneers in the first half. Once again they blew the lead and lost the 7th of 8 games this year. The Giants and 13-46, worst in the NFL, since the start of 2017, and 6-22 at home. This is an indictment on the Giants management, Dave Gettleman and #Danny Turnover.
In week 6 Washington game, the Giants had a 10-point lead and then a 7-point lead with 3:28 left in then game. It only took Washington less than 3 minutes to go 75 yards. They scored to make the score 20-19 Giants. Riverboat Ron went for 2 and was unsuccessful. The Giants recovered the onside kick and won the game. Let’s say he just kicked the extra point. They could have lost that game and be 0-8 like the Jets.
The Giants lead the all-time series 103-68-4. This is the first year since 2017 that Washington has had the same quarterback for both divisional games. It was Case Keenum in 2017. The Giants are getting closer to wins because they have lost the last 3 games by 6 points. However, mistakes, #DannyTurnover and penalties have done them in.
The Giants defense should have its way with the Washington offense. They are an anemic group:
4.56 yards/play 31st
19 points/game 30th
38% 3rd down conversion, tied 29th
1st and 10 run rate 45.5%
16 completions of 20+ yards 30th
81 plays of 10+ yards, tied 30th
16 runs of 10+ yards, tied 30th
The Washington team has trouble running the ball vs the Giants. However, Allen, who is not a top quarterback had a good day in week 6 with 31/42, 6.7 YPA, 280 yards and 2 touchdowns. The main target McLaurin was held in check. However, he is good enough to get some production vs any elite corner like Bradberry. McLaurin had 7 receptions on 12 targets for 74 yards. Washington 6th in screen passes. McKissic had a good day catching all his 6 targets mostly screen passes, and he had another 41 yards rushing. Gibson can also catch the screen passes. The other main targets are tight end, Logan Thomas. He has been coming on, but the Giants are top 10 vs the tight end. Thomas had 3 catches for 42 yard and a touchdown in week 10. Gibson the main running back had 4 catches out of the backfield and Inman had 5 catches for 45 yards. The problem with the Washington offensive as you can see from the numbers above is that it takes them long drives to score. Penalties and sacks can really stop their drives and keep their scoring down. They have only averaged 19 points a game,