No matter what a team’s record is or the direction their season is heading, divisional games will always bring out the best in players. With that in mind, the NY Giants will do everything in their power to come out on top over the Commanders this weekend despite their 1-5 start to the season.
The rough start can certainly be attributed to the lack of offensive production through the first six weeks and the G-Men are going to have to figure it out quickly if they want any chance of turning their season around. We can only hope the offensive line doesn't suffer any additional injuries either:
If Big Blue wants to get going on offense, they will need to worry about two of the four Commanders’ stars on this list along the defensive line in addition to a couple of playmakers on the other side of the ball:
4. RB Brian Robinson Jr.
Brian Robinson Jr. has operated as the Commanders’ workhorse for six weeks and has handled the role well. Robinson has averaged nearly 15 touches per game and averaged roughly 69 yards per game from scrimmage. Additionally, he’s had a nose for the end zone, scoring five touchdowns in six games. However, his skillset is better suited for a positive game script. At 6-1 and 228 pounds, Robinson is a bruiser running with a very physical style of play that the Commanders tend to lean on more in games they win/play with a lead.
In the three games the Commanders have won this season, Robinson averages 17.3 touches per game to go with 73.8 scrimmage yards. Not to mention, four of Robinson’s five touchdowns this season have come in the three games the Commanders have won.
In the Commanders’ three losses, Robinson’s stats plummet. He averages just 12 touches per game and converts those touches into 54.6 scrimmage yards, almost 20 yards less than he averages when the Commanders win. The Commanders are currently three-point road favorites per FanDuel Sportsbook, suggesting this could be another game where they rely heavily on Robinson.