The Bad: Daniel Jones continues to cause problems
8.71: The Commanders were coming into this game with the eighth worst third down conversion percentage (36.81%). Against the Giants, it was even worse and it was due to the fact that Washington had an average of 8.71 yards to go on third down.
6: Daniel Jones may not play like a top-10 pick throughout the year, but he sure does turn it on against Washington. During Rivera’s tenure, Jones has had a game with 95 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown and another with 74 rushing yards. He again hurt the Commanders with his legs, getting 6 first downs on the ground, while leading the Giants with 71 rush yards. He also completed 80% of his passes, finishing with 200 passing yards, a passing touchdown, and a 104.3 passer rating.
5: Heinicke was constantly pressured throughout the day with the offensive line giving up 5 sacks, after giving up only 6 sacks in the last four games (0 against the Texans and Falcons).
Although a tie isn’t what the players and fans were hoping for, it allows the Commanders to continue playing meaningful football in December. With an upcoming rematch against the Giants at home after the bye week, the Commanders control their playoff destiny.