New York Giants vs. Washington Preview

The bottom two teams in the NFC East will go head to head Sunday when the Washington Football Team (1-4) take on the New York Giants (0-5).

Washington is coming off a 30-10 loss to the Rams last week. QB Kyle Allen, who left last week’s game with an arm injury, will start.

Washington’s offense ranks 30th in the league in points (17.8) and passing yards per game (181.6). They’re dead last in the league in yards, averaging just 263 per game. On the ground, they are averaging 81.4 yards per game, which is 31st in the NFL.

Antonio Gibson leads the team in rushing yards with 213 and has three touchdowns on the year. Terry McLaurin has 29 receptions for 413 yards and one touchdown. Three-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff (knee) returned to practice this week, and is on track to play this Sunday.

Defensively, Washington has given up 28 points per game, 21st in the league. They’re allowing 356 yards per game, 14th in the NFL. They are seventh in the league against the pass. Led by Kendall Fuller (three interceptions), they are allowing just 226.8 yards a game. Montez Sweat and Chase Young have combined for 5.5 sacks.

The New York Giants are coming off a 37-34 loss to the Cowboys last week. Much like Washington, they are also a bad offensive unit. The Giants are 31st in points (16.2) and 30th in yards (282.4) per game. They’re the 28th worst passing attack, averaging 203 yards, and the worst rushing attack, averaging just 79 yards per game.

Many eyes will be on Daniel Jones, who has not thrown a touchdown pass since the team’s week one loss to the Steelers. The turnovers continue to be a problem for Jones, who already has five interceptions and three lost fumbles on the year.

Devonta Freeman has given the Giants a little boost at the running back position. He has ran for 103 yards on 33 carries and one touchdown so far. Darius Slayton is the team’s leading receiver with 365 yards and two touchdowns.

The Giants’ defense has allowed 26.6 points per game, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They are eighth in the league in yards per game (343). The passing defense is 11th (232.4) while the run defense is 15th (110.6). James Bradberry has been one of the top cornerbacks in the league. Through five games, he has nine passes defensed and one interception. Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell, and Leonard Williams all have two sacks each. Linebacker David Mayo (knee) returned to practice this week.

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