Two pretty bad NFC East teams will face-off in a key divisional clash this Sunday during Week 9 action. Despite both the Giants and Washington holding a combined 3-12 record, given the current situation within the NFC East – both teams still hold outside shots at qualifying for the playoffs. The Cowboys remain a mess, and while Philadelphia currently sits at the top – their lead is certainly precarious.
For the 1-7 G-Men, they showed well their last time out against the Buccaneers, but crumbled late. They’re a young team with some talent, but their process is moving along a lot slower than many expected. Daniel Jones has not been all that great this season, and he’ll face another stiff test from a ball-hounding Washington defense.
Washington meanwhile enters Week 9 with some momentum. Though they are just 2-5, coming out of the bye week, this is a team that is rested and mostly healthy at key positions. Since making the switch to Kyle Allen at quarterback, their offense has certainly been more efficient – and that should continue on Sunday. And though they lost to the Giants back in Week 6, Washington was clearly the superior team.
With all that is on the line, both in terms of draft positioning and/or playoff positioning, this lowly clash will actually have some major implications down the line. It will definitely be a scoreline to watch on Sunday, and for all of your betting needs on the Giants vs. Washington, read on below for a full breakdown of Sunday action.
New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Betting Odds:
New York Giants +2.5 (-110)
@ Washington Football Team -2.5 (-110)
Over 43.5 (-110)
Under 43.5 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
New York Giants vs. Washington Pick:
One of the great mismatches this week will be the Giants’ porous offensive line going against the Washington defensive front. Washington has been known for simply getting after opposing QB’s thus far in 2020, and I doubt the Giants blocking issues have been miraculously cured since these teams last met.
Daniel Jones might be the worst in the NFL at absorbing and dealing with pressure. He fails to protect the football, and is prone to bad turnovers and mistakes with an alarming degree of frequency. And while Washington does not boast that strong of a secondary, it is highly unlikely that Jones has enough time and space within the pocket to hit targets downfield.
On the other side of the ball, look for Washington to try and replicate the gameplan from three weeks ago, one which saw them outgain the G-Men 357-240. If Washington protects the football on Sunday, they should be able to have success on the ground and through the air. Kyle Allen can rely on Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas downfield, and though James Bradberry looms large for the Giants in their secondary – openings will be there to keep the chains moving for Washington.
With added rest and motivation, Washington should be able to get some retribution for that Week 6 defeat to the lowly Giants. The betting line has moved off of the key number of 3, down to 2.5, thus making me like the Washington Football Team even more here in Week 9. Kyle Allen won’t make the same mistakes, and their game-breakers should be able to make a difference in a low-scoring affair. Look for Washington to firmly enter the playoff race after a big win over the Giants.