New York Giants: 3 keys to beating the Washington Football Team

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, Daniel Jones
Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Every week seems to be a must-win game for the New York Giants, who have fallen to 0-5 and are in the midst of losing all hope during the 2020 season. General manager Dave Gettleman surely can’t survive his team’s latest floundering, and falling to the Washington Football Team in week six would be the icing on the cake for his tenure in New York.

Washington represents a better defense than the Dallas Cowboys, but their offense is undergoing major shifts since the benching of Dwayne Haskins. The Giants have some offensive momentum after posting 34 points against Dallas, and we saw a spark of their capabilities in the first quarter last week.

Three keys to beating the Washington Football Team:

1.) Win the turnover battle

Every week it’s the same story, and it is no different in week six. The Giants must win the turnover differential and keep the ball safe. This year, they have a -3 margin, with Daniel Jones throwing five interceptions and fumbling four times.

Jones must take care of the football against a stellar defensive front for Washington. Left tackle Andrew Thomas and pass rusher Chase Young will have a legendary battle, and with the way Thomas is playing, Jones is going to be running for his life all day.

Washington currently ranks 10th in the NFL with 46 sacks, as the Giants are at 22nd with 36. The offensive line for Big Blue ranks near the bottom of the league in pass protection but has seen a gradual improvement in run blocking. This would be a great week for them to show their true potential and dominate in the trenches finally.