The Washington Football Team fell to the New York Giants in Week 6 by a single point.
Kyle Allen gave the Washington Football Team a chance late. Allen helped Washington drive the length of the field and tossed a beautiful TD to Cam Sims with Washington trailing 20-13 late in the game. The score made it 20-19 and Ron Rivera decided to go for the win with under a minute left.
Riverboat Ron’s decision didn’t pay off. Allen had time in the backfield and potentially had a chance to run in the two-point conversion, but they were unable to convert. That sealed the loss for Washington and dropped them to 1-5 on the year, and they are now tied with the Giants for the basement in the NFC East.
The loss is surely disappointing to Washington fans. This game was winnable and if not for a couple of horrible turnovers by Allen, Washington may well have won. The team did what they could to limit Daniel Jones and the Giants offense, but their offense just never got going.
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Speaking of Allen, he had a decent game that was marred by untimely errors. Notably, he stared down a receiver and threw a bullet right to defensive back James Bradberry for an early turnover. And late, he had a key fumble that the Giants returned for a touchdown to take a late lead.
But for each mistake, Allen atoned. He led some scoring drives and was able to put the team in position to win the game. He threw for 280 yards and two TDs but also had the two turnovers. Overall, it wasn’t a great game for Allen, but he kept the team competitive, which is important.
While the defense’s performance was solid, it was a bit surprising that they only logged one sack against Daniel Jones. The Giants’ quarterback had been sacked 16 times in five games this season, but Washington got just the one sack despite their strong defensive line. They also allowed Jones to rush for 73 yards during the game which wasn’t a good look.
The best defensive player on the day was Kendall Fuller. He had a key interception of Jones in the red-zone that kept Washington alive in the second half. He’ll need to keep making plays in order to help the Washington secondary find success.
This game was a sobering reminder to the franchise that they’re not ready to compete for a division title. Even in a weak NFC East, the team simply has too many holes to compete this season.