Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Commanders will visit the MetLife Stadium and face the New York Giants on Sunday, (1 p.m.) in a crucial Week 13 matchup.
The Commanders improve to 7-5 after securing a convincing 19-13 win against the Atlanta Falcons while the Giants’ tough stretch continues as they fall to a 7-4 record with the 28-20 loss to fellow NFC East team, Dallas Cowboys (8-3).
Assuming that the San Francisco 49ers (7-4) continue to lead the NFC West, the Giants, Commanders, and Seattle Seahawks (6-5) will be the ones who will battle for the last two playoff seeds in NFC.
Both teams will have a tough six-week stretch as they will face twice during that period. In addition, the Giants will also face the Philadelphia Eagle twice while the Commanders will visit the 49ers and host the Cowboys.
Washington Commanders vs. New York Giants Odds/Game Lines
|Odds from DraftKings||Spread||Total||Moneyline|
|Commanders||-2.5 (-110)||Over 40.5 (-110)||-140|
|Giants||+2.5 (-110)||Under 40.5 (-110)||+120|
|First Score Method 3-Way||TD -140||FG +105||Safety +2800|
|Odds from FanDuel||Spread||Total||Moneyline|
|Commanders||-1.5 (-110)||Over 40.5 (-110)||-126|
|Giants||+1.5 (-110)||Under 40.5 (-110)||+108|
|First Drive Result|
|Punt||Offensive TD||Field Goal Attempt||Any Other|
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Commanders @ Giants Week 13 Preview
In terms of defense the Commanders are clearly better. They are limiting their opponents to 310.0 yards per game while the Giants allow 355.2 YDS/G. Washington opponents are just averaging below 20 points per game while the Giants allow opposing teams to score an average of 21.1 PTS/G.
However, The Giants are providing slightly better numbers on offense. They are averaging 151.1 rushing yards in a game (6th in the league) while the Commanders are only rushing 121.1 YRDS/G. They are also finishing slightly better in terms of total yards per game with 331.4, while the Commanders tallied 324.9 per game.
The Commanders are looking to finish the season on a high note as they are now on a three-game winning streak and Taylor Heinicke seems to be a good fit as their starter. Carson Wentz is designated for a return but the Commanders are leaning toward keeping Heinicke as a starter for a longer period.
Star edge rusher Chase Young might also make his season debut this Sunday after being sidelined due to torn ACL. The Commanders will have a break after Week 13 and will face the Giants again in Week 15.
Giants’ Season on the Line
After losing three of their last four games, Rookie head coach for the Giants, Brian Daboll told his players that “the season starts now.”
The Giants have been terrific in the first half of the season, winning six of their first seven games while being the usual underdogs. But their season may end soon if they didn’t find a way to stop the bleeding as they are being decoded by the league. Injuries also become a problem as they face the Cowboys without six of their nine starters.
However, there is still some good news for the Giants as edge rusher Azeez Ojulari (calf), left guard Ben Bredeson (knee), and safety Tony Jefferson (foot) are all designated for return from the injured reserve.