Washington will face the New York Giants for the 175th time in Week 6, extending their record as the team either side has encountered most in the NFL.
The lines couldn’t be a lot tighter for two franchises desperate for form in the NFC East, with the Giants (0-5) seeking their first victory of the campaign against a Washington team doing only marginally better (1-5) thus far.
The Giants have won each of the last three meetings with their longest adversaries, including back-to-back regular-season wins in 2019. However, Washington at least have some winning form to go by this year after they beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17 in Week 1:
68% of the other 28 teams in the NFL would be either tied or in first place in the NFC East pic.twitter.com/2f1uZsZuZf— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 16, 2020
Ron Rivera & Co. travel to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey as +130 underdogs at Caesars Sports, while the Giants are rare favorites at -150 ahead of Week 6.
Washington @ Giants Game Info
Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Info: FOX
Washington @ Giants Betting Preview & Prediction
Despite posting five losses from as many games thus far, much talk around the Giants has spoken of the promise shown by the team, particularly in their 37-34 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. However, Joe Judge’s side must start converting that promise into product sooner rather than later if much hope is to be salvaged from what’s been a dismal season until now.
It doesn’t help their cause that wideout Darius Slayton and defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence have each been listed as “questionable” for Week 6, while receiver Sterling Shepard likely remains out of action:
Giants plan with WR Sterling Shepard is to get him on practice field this week. His window off IR will be opened. See how he moves after missing three games w/turf toe. A chance he gets back Sunday vs. Washington, but next Thursday vs. Eagles maybe the more likely scenario.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 13, 2020
Washington have received a boost after they took guard Brandon Scherff off the injured reserve list, a big help considering the struggles quarterback Dwayne Haskins has experienced. Haskins has thrown four touchdowns and three interceptions this season, with Kyle Allen expected to step in as the starting shot-caller on Sunday.
With few standout strengths to speak of on either lineup, it’s likely the defenses will take center stage attempting to neutralise one another in Week 6.
The introduction of Allen at QB could prove a key change for Washington as they seek a second win of the season, with concerns still surrounding Giants counterpart Daniel Jones, who is without a TD pass in his last four games.
Washington @ Giants Odds
New York Giants: -150
Prediction: Washington by 3