1. Tommy DeVito picks up his first career win
Tommy DeVito has been the brunt of every NY sports critic since being thrusted into the starting position. However, it is important to note that he hasn’t exactly had luck on his side either.
Through his first three NFL appearances, DeVito has faced two of the NFL’s premier defenses - a couple of tough tests for the undrafted rookie. With the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys both ranking in top 3 for average passing yards per game. DeVito was certainly thrown into the fire.
This week, facing a Commander's team that is on the other end of the spectrum, ranking near the league's worst defense allowing just under 270 passing yards per game. With a couple games under his belt, DeVito will be able to find his weapons downfield and allow his playmakers to shake defenders.
For the first time, we saw a glimpse of a formidable offense the last time the Giants offense touched the field, when DeVito led a 14 play, 75 yard touchdown drive in the waning moments of the Cowboys game. While this drive was against the backup defense, and had no impact on the outcome of the game, this drive was massive for DeVito’s confidence.
With a more manageable matchup, and signs of improvements coming along - don’t be surprised if DeVito is able to keep this game close, and allow the defense to carry the Giants back into the win column.