The New York Giants (7-5-1, 3-2-0 Away) travel to take on the Washington Commanders (7-5-1, 3-3-0 Home) at FedEx Field on Sunday. The Commanders are five-point favorites, and the total is 40.5. New York is coming off a deflating 48-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium last Sunday.
Daniel Jones was 18 of 27 for 169 yards and a touchdown. Tyrod Taylor ran two times for 40 yards. Richie James Jr. was targeted nine times, catching seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Washington tied the New York Giants 20-20 at MetLife Stadium on December 4. Taylor Heinicke threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
Brian Robinson Jr. carried 21 times for 96 yards. Terry McLaurin scored once. He was targeted 12 times, hauling in eight receptions for 105 yards.
The teams played to a tie in their first meeting this season, a 20-20 stalemate on December 4. Daniel Jones tossed one touchdown for New York, as Saquon Barkley added a rushing TD. Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdowns for Washington.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Giants are averaging 20.5 points per game for the season, 20th in the NFL, and they are facing a Commanders defense that has surrendered 19.7 PPG (10th). Meanwhile, Washington has scored 19.5 points a game this season, 25th in the league, and New York is allowing 23.1 PPG (20th).
The Giants rank 27th in the league in passing yards per game (199.4) and sixth in rushing (147.6), while the Commanders are ninth in passing yards allowed per game (218.5) and ninth against the run (110.4).Washington is 22nd in the league in passing yards per game (225.6) and 14th in rushing (124.5).
New York’s defense has been most susceptible on the ground, as the Giants are 29th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (149.7). Against the pass, the Giants are 17th (230.1).
Washington ranks as the lowest volume red zone offense in the NFL, advancing inside the 20-yard-line just 2.6 times per game and scoring a touchdown on 53% of those possessions (18th). New York has been tough to beat when defending their own red zone, holding opponents to a conversion percentage of only 51% (5th).
Through 13 games, Daniel Jones has thrown for 12 touchdowns (4 INT) and 194.9 yards per game to lead New York in passing. In five away games this season, he has four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 202.2 yards passing. Saquon Barkley leads the team in rushing with an average of 83.3 yards a game over 13 games.
He has eight touchdowns on the ground. Darius Slayton is the Giants’ leading receiver with 60.8 yards a game and two TDs. Carson Wentz has 10 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 248.2 yards per game through six games to lead Washington.
In three home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (3 INT) and an average of 294.3 yards. Brian Robinson Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 62.6 yards a game through nine games.
He has three total touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. Terry McLaurin has been the primary target in the Commanders’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 72.7 yard per game average through 13 appearances. Terry McLaurin is averaging 7.5 targets per game (4.8 receptions).
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