What a loss to the Washington Football Team would mean for the New York Giants

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, John Mara, Dave Gettleman
May 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants owner John Mara (left) and general manager Dave Gettleman on the field during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

The New York Giants have done themselves zero favors on their path to 0-5 to start the 2020 season.

Losing to the Dallas Cowboys in week five, on the back of a poor defensive performance, in which they allowed 37 points, Big Blue is now gearing up to take on the Washington Football Team in week six. Washington is equally as weak as an overall team, with their offense ranking in the bottom three in the NFL and their defense a smidge above average.

The Giants enter the contest for the 17th ranked defense, per PFF, and the 28th ranked offense. Having been thrashed against Dallas, the Giants desperately need to secure their first victory of the season, especially with Washington exiling quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Starting Kyle Allen, who only experienced about a half of football with his new team last week, presents the Giants with a fantastic opportunity to secure a win.

However, there’s always the possibility that the Giants flop and are unable to get anything going against a strong Washington defense. Through five weeks, Washington has allowed the seventh-fewest yards per game at 226.8. However, they rank below the Giants, allowing an average of 28.4 points per game.

The New York Giants must take action if they fall to 0-6:

There is no question the Giants can overcome Washington, but the offensive line remains the catalyst. Evidently, that is the exact unit general manager Dave Gettleman promised to solve, but now they are worse than ever before. Even in Eli Manning’s worst statistical season regarding sacks, in which he went down 47 times, the current OL is on pace to allow 52 sacks on Daniel Jones.

Washington’s strength is their defensive line, making this a terrible matchup for the Giants. If Andrew Thomas can hold his own against Chase Young, Jones should be able to sling the ball against a mercurial Washington secondary.

Jones hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in over three games, and this would be a great time to make up for his lost production. However, if the Giants are unable to walk away with a victory, it is about time ownership places the blame on somebody.

Unfortunately, it will have to point toward Gettleman, who is in his third year as general manager and currently hosting a team that is it 0-5. He is 9-28 in his career with Big Blue, and somebody has to pay for their lack of progress.

The fan base has been patient far too long to enjoy some sort of success for them to lose against the floundering Washington Football Team.