Washington was blown out at home by the Rams 30-10. They were out gained 6.5yppl to 2.1yppl, out rushed 3.7ypr to 2.7ypr and 9.7yps to 1.8yps. The Rams controlled the clock for about 11 more minutes.
Dallas fell behind and then came back and held on for a 37-34 victory over the Giants. Dallas out gained the Giants 6.3yppl to 4.8yppl, out rushed them 4.3ypr to 3.3ypr and out passed the Giants 7.9yps to 6.0yps. Both teams picked up a defensive touchdown and the Giants also started a drive at the Dallas 17 yard line and turned it into a touchdown.
The Giants qualify in a negative 133-78-5 situation that plays against home favorites coming off of poor defensive performances. They also qualify in a couple of very negative contrary situations, which are 74-30-2 and 100-54-2 and play against NY here. My numbers favor NY by 2.0 points and project 40.2 points.
Neither of these teams have been successful throwing the ball with Washington averaging just 4.6yps against teams allowing 5.9yps and NY averaging 5.1yps against teams allowing 5.9yps. Washington is allowing 6.6yps against teams averaging 6.3yps and the Giants allow 6.7yps against teams averaging 6.8yps. Neither team runs the ball well and both teams have stopped the run very well. Terry McLaurin is picking up where he left off last year as he averages 2.10 yards per route run. Nobody else with significant targets has numbers worth mentioning. Free agent pick up James Bradberry has been outstanding for the Giants allowing just 1.03 yards per snap for NY but nobody else is worth mentioning and the rest have been below average. The Giants best receiver has been Darius Slayton and he averages 1.84 yards per route run. For Washington Kendall Fuller has been outstanding at 0.67 yards per snap and Ronald Darby has allowed 1.36 yards per snap. These two haven’t combined for more than 27 points in any of the last three games played here. They are 14-3 to the under in the last 17 games played here between these two teams. The Giants scored more than 16 points for the first time last week but that was against a Dallas defense that has struggled this year. They played good defenses in their first four games but will face another good defense this week in Washington. Washington has allowed 30 or more points in four straight games but their one game against a poor offense was week one where they allowed Philadelphia just 17 points. They’ve lost by double digits in each of their last three games but those teams combined records are 12-3 as each of those teams are 4-1 on the year. This is a huge step down in class for Washington who owns the better lines on both sides of the ball. WASHINGTON 21 NY GIANTS 20