Washington at New York Giants meaningless?
This Week 18 match of Washington at the New York Giants could very easily be the lowest-rated game this weekend. Both teams have disappointed this season, and both teams have turned up the disappointment in this last month.
The Giants look like they began mailing it in a few weeks ago, don’t they? Their last five games the Giants have lost by double digits each time (Miami 20-9, LA Chargers 37-21, Dallas 21-6, Philadelphia 34-10, Chicago 29-3).
Washington was 6-6, riding a four-game winning streak, and actually in the No. 6 NFC playoff spot with five divisional games to play. Washington now has lost the first four of those games (Dallas 27-20, Philadelphia 27-17, Dallas 56-14, Philadelphia 20-16).
I asked a couple of Washington Sports Personalities and friends (Chris Russell and Rick Snider) what they thought of the game, and they were both kind enough to respond, providing their predictions.
Chris Russell currently hosts “Russell and Medhurst” (Pete Medhurst) Monday through Friday at 3-7 PM on The Team 980 AM. Chris invited me to join his team of writers at Sports Illustrated when he was the publisher of the Washington Football Team page. I caused him a lot of grief with my penchant for being long-winded and wanting to talk Washington football history. But he remains a friend today.
Chris: “Both teams’ offenses are wretched but Washington’s is a touch better and healthier. The faster this is over the better.” Washington 13-10.
Writing regularly about Washington NFL football since 1993, Rick Snider is a columnist for 106.7 The Fan and Warpath. He provides informative 2-minute videos on his Youtube channel, and was our senior writer for the Sports Illustrated Washington Football page managed by Chris Russell.
Rick: “Whomever gets the early lead wins meaningless season finales and Washington has seldom led early all season.” NY Giants 20-17.