In seasons past when the Washington Redskins and New York Giants meet in October there are usually severe implications. The NFC East standings, playoff positioning, and tiebreakers would be influenced by the outcome of the game. Unfortunately, for the New York Giants, their season is well over and there can be an argument that it never started. Once again the Giants are 1-6 and the firesale started with the trading of Eli Apple and Damion “Snacks” Harrison.
Instead of wondering about the outcome of the game fans of Big Blue are waiting. They are waiting to see if and or when the Giants make another trade. They are waiting to see if Kyle Lauletta will get game reps. They are waiting to see how Eli Manning’s career winds down.
All eyes will not be on Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley as they host the division-leading Washing Redskins. The followers of Big Blue will try to predict what is the next move Giants GM David Gettleman makes. Will Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, or Landon Collins be traded will be the pushing point this week not how the Giants play on the field.
The only advantage the G-Men have going is that there is absolutely no pressure on the team. Players can showcase their talents to the other 31 teams or try to claim their spot on the G-Mens rebuild. Because even though the game means very little this is still an opportunity for an unknown player to make a claim for an NFL roster spot.