3 challenging tasks the Commanders must accomplish in Week 11 vs. NY Giants

The Commanders have to put together a dominant performance against the New York Giants.
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Commanders must pressure Tommy DeVito

As previously mentioned, rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito looks out of his depth after being installed as the New York Giants starter by default. If the Washington Commanders can make life uncomfortable for the signal-caller, it'll go a long way to securing their fifth win of the campaign.

In addition to the aforementioned coverage disguises, the Commanders have to generate pressure on DeVito. A task that's been more difficult to accomplish over the last fortnight following their decision to trade Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the deadline.

James Smith-Williams is missing through injury, so this might be a good time for the likes of K.J. Henry and Andre Jones Jr. to show what they are capable of. The onus is also on Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne to create havoc on the interior with the Giants' offensive line currently ravaged by injuries.

Allen and Payne haven't done enough this season. But if there was ever a time for the defensive tackle tandem to re-establish their influence, it's now.

Efe Obada and Casey Toohill will be counted upon heavily, one suspects. It might also be worth defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio bringing Jamin Davis on more blitzes given the lack of weapons available for DeVito in the passing game.

Of course, the Giants will be heavily reliant on running back Saquon Barkley. But there will come a time when DeVito needs to make plays - that's when the Commanders can strike.