1. PROTECT JONES AND THE BALL
Washington’s recipe to win this game is simple: don’t turn the ball over on offense, then let their ferocious defensive line overpower the Giants' offensive line to force Daniel Jones turnovers to create short fields and win. So Andrew Thomas and the Giants' O-line have to win their battle with fellow top-five pick Chase Young and Washington’s defensive front.
2. DO YOUR JOB
The Giants had two touchdowns called back due to penalties last week in Dallas: a Jones TD pass due to offensive pass interference, and an Evan Engram fake field goal TD due to an illegal shift. They also gave Dallas four first downs due to penalties: two unnecessary roughness flags for high hits, a facemask and an offsides. If the Giants don’t “do your job,” as Joe Judge’s former Patriots team always says — and play a clean game — they will struggle to win.
3. UNLOCK JONES' CONFIDENCE
Daniel Jones hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass since Week 1. He has two total TDs and eight turnovers in five games. The Giants scored 34 points at Dallas, but the offense only scored two TDs, and one was a 17-yard drive after a Cowboys fumble. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needs to involve Evan Engram more so the Giants (16.2 points per game) can capitalize on a Washington defense allowing 28.4 points per outing.
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