Fresh off their bye, the Washington Commanders face NFC East Division foe New York Giants on Sunday Night Football at FedEx Field in a matchup with playoff implications. The divisional clash was flexed into Sunday night prime time as both teams are fighting for playoff positioning and are trying to secure a win after recording a tie two weeks ago.
Game Preview Commanders Vs Giants
Currently, Washington and Big Blue hold the final two Wild Card spots in the NFC. With four games left to play Washington are in control of the sixth seed in and hold a 73 percent chance of playing in the postseason. The Giants are on the Commanders tail, in the seventh seed in the NFC.
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke is helping lead the team to its first Wild Card berth in 15 years; Taking over for injured quarterback Carson Wentz in Week 7 and winning six of the last eight games.
This Sunday, Heinicke, Brian Robinson Jr. and the Commanders hope to take advantage of a Giants’ run defense hasn’t exactly been stellar; ranking 26th in the league and allowing an average of 138.9 yards per game to opponents.
Washington will have to find a way to contain Giants running back Saquon Barkley. Washington is allowing the eighth-fewest rushing yards per game (108.4) this season and could receive a boost with the impending return of defensive end Chase Young. Even though Young (knee) is now considered a game-time decision as he works to make his season debut.
While Washington was on a bye, the Giants were shellacked by the Philadelphia Eagles, 48-22.
With the Giants coming off a gruesome defeat against division foe Philadelphia Eagles, they will likely look to rebound against the hot Commanders coming off their bye week. Washington is looking to capitalize on the struggling Giants team in their Primetime Sunday Night matchup. This is an intriguing matchup both teams have had a roller coaster season, expecting the Commanders to continue to roll and stuff the division foe Big Blue. And that’s…”The Lex Of It“