Following the Giants embarrassing loss to the Eagles last game, they enter Week 15 facing off against the Washington Commanders in the biggest game of the season. If the Giants pull off the win, they are setting themselves up for the postseason. With a loss – we don’t even want to think about it.
While the Giants tied in their last matchup against Washington, this should not have been the case, but Mike Kafka decided to play a slow, conservative form of offense and gave the Commanders all the time in the world to score and potentially win.
Hopefully the Giants learned their lesson from the previous matchup and come into this game hungry to get a much-needed win. Here are four ways the Giants can take down the Commanders on Sunday Night Football.
4. Dexter Lawrence will dominate against Washington’s backup center
Despite somehow not being in the top 10 at his position in Pro Bowl votes, everyone knows just how dominant Dexter Lawrence has been all season. Entering the Giants matchup against the Commanders, Lawrence will be lined up against Wes Schweitzer, Washington’s backup center who has allowed two sacks in three games played.
Through 14 games this season, Lawrence has racked up 49 combined tackles, seven sacks, 48 total pressures, 28 stops, and one forced fumble. Considering how dominant Lawrence was in the Giants previous matchup, this should be a piece of cake for the future All-Pro member. Against Tyler Larsen, the Commanders original starting center, Lawrence put up nine combined tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two QB hits.
This is the biggest game of Lawrence’s career and we just know the big man is hungry for a win and a postseason appearance. There is almost no way Schweitzer stands a chance against Lawrence, meaning that the Commanders could throw some double teams at him and open up gaps for other players up front.
Lawrence has dominated the competition game in and game out all season long. If he can continue this level of play and carry the Giants defense this week, the Giants have a very good chance of shutting down the Commanders.