GMEN HQ: The Giants’ weakness is their offensive line. Washington’s strength should be their defensive front seven. How do you expect Washington’s front seven to attack the Giants’ offense?
Washington’s front-seven needs to accomplish one primary task to win this week: Get pressure on Daniel Jones. The Giants’ quarterback has been sacked 17 times and has committed eight turnovers this year while looking scared in the pocket under pressure. He will continue to make mistakes if Washington can pressure him.
This should be doable. Young, Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan, Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Tim Settle are one of the best defensive line rotations in the NFL. The team may be without excellent interior pass rusher Matt Ioannidis, but they still have enough up front to make life miserable for Jones. Expect defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to have an aggressive game plan for the defensive line and potentially dial up some creative blitzes early to get Jones and the O-Line off balance.