Washington Football Team: Four Keys to Beating the New York Giants

For the Washington Football Team, the time is now! Beginning Sunday, they enter a four-game stretch that can make or break their 2020 season. It begins with a game against the New York Giants. If they expect to make a late season run at winning the putrid NFC East, this is where it starts. While this game may not be a must win, it certainly is critical going forward.

There are several keys to this game on Sunday. If Washington is to get a win, they will need to be successful with these keys. Thus, without further ado, we look at Washington’s keys to victory against the New York Giants.

Kyle Allen

The young QB has brought a professional competence to the offense of the Washington Football Team. If he can limit his turnovers and continue to be effective on third down, Washington has a great chance of walking out of FedEx Field with a win on Sunday. Turnovers were crucial in the last meeting. Allen had a sack-fumble with just over three minutes left that gave the Giants the lead. It is those types of mistakes that he will need to avoid this time around.


It is time for Defensive Coordinator, Jack Del Rio to release the hounds. He needs to be in the face of Giants QB, Daniel Jones all day long. Make him very uncomfortable behind the line of scrimmage. The Giants offensive line is truly outmatched by the Washington defensive front. If Del Rio brings the noise, Washington could see several sacks and turnovers on the day. This could be a very big day for a newfound Washington defense that is getting better each week.

J.D. McKissic

While Antonio Gibson is the lead back on Washington’s offense, McKissic is a change of pace. He is great between the tackles, has enough speed to get outside, and has a great set of hands. OC, Scott Turner is going to want to find a way to utilize McKissic more this week.

Cole Holcomb

Strange that I put a LB as a key to this game. Not this week. In the first meeting between Washington and New York, Giants QB, Daniel Jones ran all over the Washington defense. He led the Giants rush attack with 74 yards. Jones averaged just over 10 yards per carry. However, Holcomb missed that game with an injury. Washington will use the speed and agility of Holcomb to keep Jones in the pocket. They will need to make jones beat them with his arm and not his legs.

These four keys are critical to the success of Washington on Sunday against the New York Football Giants. Limit turnovers, pressure, and playmakers will help this team take that next step.

The Washington Football Team is set up in a prime spot going forward. While the division is ugly, winning it is something that Head Coach, Ron Rivera and company should completely focus on. Winning, even an ugly division can only build confidence in changing the culture around the Washington Football Team. Hold on to your seats and let us enjoy the beginning of something special.

What are your keys to the Washington Football Team beating the New York Giants? Leave a comment below.

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