This won’t be another blowout …
The Giants have owned this series in recent years, winning the three previous meetings between NFC East rivals and five of the last seven dating back to 2017.
Last season’s 41-35 overtime victory has been a bit of an outlier, with the Giants’ average margin of victory in these contests being just under 14 points.
It’s difficult to envision this game being a blowout, or even a high-scoring affair. Especially with the Giants missing Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard, who played such pivotal roles in recent games against Washington.
Yes, the Giants offense busted out of an early-season slump last Sunday by scoring 27 points, but quarterback Daniel Jones only led two touchdown drives.
Even after last week’s offensive outburst, the Giants are averaging just 16.2 points per game, the second-lowest in the NFL. Meanwhile, Washington’s defense is holding opponents to 28.4 points per game, more than a touchdown less than the Cowboys, whom the Giants played last Sunday.
This game won’t be a blowout, rather, it’s much more likely to be a physical defensive struggle that might just come down to which team has the ball last. Perhaps Jones will be able to seal the deal with his third game-winning drive in 19 starts?