New York Giants Week 9 Preview: Washington Football Team

The New York Giants match up with the Washington Football Team for the second time this season. New York defeated Washington, 20-19, in Week 6 at MetLife Stadium.

Daniel Jones has four career wins, with three of them against Washington.

The Giants are coming off their fifth one-possession loss of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25-23. Washington had their bye last week.

Washington is a 2.5 point favorite, according to Caesars Sportsbook.

Win in the Trenches… Again

The Washington Football team only had one sack against the Giants in Week 6. It was the lowest amount New York’s offensive line has allowed in a game this season.

Washington has 22 sacks in seven games, the sixth-most in the NFL.

Jones has been sacked 23 times in eight games, the third-worst rate in the NFL behind Carson Wentz (32) and Joe Burrow (28).

The Giants, without Golden Tate and Devonta Freeman, will need a repeat effort from the O-line to give Jones time to make plays.

On the defensive side, the Giants had three sacks and nine hits on QB Kyle Allen on October 18th. The winning play was a fumble forced by Kyler Fackrell, scooped up and returned by Tae Crowder, who is also out.

Coaching Battle

Ron Rivera gifted the Giants the Week 6 game by electing to go for two, down one with 36 seconds.

Joe Judge didn’t outmaneuver Ron Rivera, but since that win, hasn’t made a costly mistake. Last week, Judge preserved his timeouts, which led to the Giants having the chance to drive down the field to tie against Tampa Bay.

This game — like most Giants games this season — could come down to one possession; Judge has learned not to overextend his team.

Jones, Act II

This will be the second game for Daniel Jones against Washington, as well as the first game of the second-half of the season.

Through the first eight games, Jones has had ups and downs, with at least one turnover in each start.

Jones will be without the aforementioned Tate and Freeman, but can’t make misreads and errant throws like last week’s game.

This is the start for his audition for the starting role next season, and too silence the segment of fans who have voiced their interest in exploring QB options in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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