The Washington Football Team is facing the New York Giants as they look to earn their second win of the season and improve to 2-0 in the NFC East.
In any other year, the Washington Football Team would be virtually out of the running in the NFC East at this point in the season. Sitting at 1-4, they’d be a longshot in the division at the very best. However, in this odd year, they’re just a single game back of the first-place Dallas Cowboys, who lead the division with a 2-3 record but just lost their starting quarterback for the year.
Because of the state of the east, Washington is somehow still alive in the division race, and Ron Rivera is going to try to have his team at least factor into the competition. Given the state of their roster, that won’t be easy, but if they’re going to make noise in the division, it will have to come over the next three games.
Washington is taking on the New York Giants in Week 6 and that will kickstart a three-game stretch against the Giants, Cowboys, and Giants again. If the team is going to make noise in the division, this is the opportunity for them to do so.
The Giants don’t look like a threat on paper. They’re sitting at 0-5 but have one of the worst offenses in the NFL. Before they played the bottom-ranked Cowboys defense last week, they were averaging fewer than 12 points per game. Still, no 1-4 team can take an opponent for granted, so Washington will need to do everything they can as they look to win against Joe Judge’s squad.
With that said, here’s an in-depth look at how Washington’s clash with the Giants, including the matchups to watch, a score prediction, and more.