Sat. Jan 16th, 2021


N.Y. Giants (+3) at Washington, o/u 41.5 – Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

The Giants remain the worst of the worst, sitting in the basement in the putrid NFC East at 1-7. There are reasons for optimism, though, at least for this week. Their one win came against Washington in Week 6, and their last three losses have been by a combined six points. The Giants’ defense has only given up 30 or more points twice this season, which isn’t bad for 2020, but the offense has only reached that plateau once. The unit does have Sterling Shepard back and has a solid cohort of targets for Daniel Jones overall, but the second-year quarterback needs to start making better decisions for that to matter much — he’s failed to toss at least 200 yards in four of the last six games and remains underwater with a 7:9 TD:INT this year. Washington’s had a similar path through the first half of the year with an occasionally stout defense led by a loaded pass rush and a struggling offense, but it’s managed to go 2-1 within the division (and 0-4 outside it). Kyle Allen hasn’t been awful, but he’s not the guy who’s going to turn the passing game around. His 6.2 intended air yards per attempt would be second lowest in the league if he had enough passes to qualify, and unlike Drew Brees (the only guy lower), he doesn’t have Alvin Kamara on the end of his short strikes, though Terry



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