3. New York Giants
As previously mentioned, the NY Giants get the Washington Redskins in week 15, in a matchup of first-round draft picks and rookie quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins. Jones is returning from an ankle injury that he sustained in the game against the Green Bay Packers. His two-game absence ushered in the Eli Manning farewell tour, as the Giants legend ended the team’s nine-game losing streak last week with a win against the Dolphins.
In that win against Miami, the Giants looked much improved versus how they have performed for the majority of the season. Against the Redskins, Jones is able to prove why the Giants selected him over Haskins as he leads the Giants to a victory against their division rivals, leaving the Giants with a 4-11 record heading into week 16.
Despite the fact that the Eagles are eliminated from playoff contention in week 15 by the Cowboys and have nothing to play for against the Giants, the outcome of the game still possesses major implications. The Giants come into the game with a two game winning streak, but running back Miles Sanders continues his impressive play and leads Philly to a victory over his former teammate Saquon Barkley and the Giants.
Following the loss, the Giants end with a 4-11 record and have an easier strength of schedule than the Dolphins and Redskins, which allows them to remain ahead of them in the draft.
Unfortunately, for the Giants, the win against the Redskins effectively eliminates them from drafting Chase Young, as they fall outside of the top two picks. The team with the second pick is likely not looking to draft a quarterback and will almost certainly select Young with the second pick.