The NFC East is the worst division in football this year. The division-leading Cowboys are 2-3, though the Washington Football Team sits just one game behind at 1-4. Sunday will see an NFC East matchup as Washington travels to New York (New Jersey) to take on the 0-5 Giants.
This will kick off a stretch of three-straight NFC East games for Washington as they play Dallas next week and then host the Giants (after their bye week).
- Last week, Kyle Allen started at quarterback as Dwayne Haskins Jr. was benched. Allen left the game with a shoulder injury but should be the starter again this week as he was a full participant in practice on Thursday.
- Alex Smith took the field for the first time in nearly two years, replacing Allen last week. Smith will be the backup yet again and if things go south or Allen is knocked out of the game again, look for Smith to get back on the field again.
- Center Chase Roullier (knee) did not practice on Thursday so his chances of playing this week appear to be slim. If he does not play, look for rookie Keith Ismael to get more snaps.
- Running back Antonio Gibson (toe) was a full participant on Thursday and Friday, so it looks like he should be good to go against the Giants.
- Cornerback Greg Stroman has not practiced all week, so his Week 6 status doesn’t look good.
Washington is a three-point underdog this weekend, marking every game this season that they have been the underdog.
The over/under for this game is 39.5 and that seems like a tall task for these teams to reach, despite New York putting up 34 points last week, but it was against the Dallas defense which is just as lousy as the division.
This game could get ugly for both teams, so take the under.
Prediction: New York 20 Washington 16