Game #13 The NFC East Showdown Could Move the Standings!

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These are the games that can change a season. The Washington Commanders (7-5) are at the New York Giants (7-4) in an NFC East showdown that will move the standings, win or lose. These games within the NFC East feels cannibalistic in a football sense. If the playoffs started yesterday, every team in the NFC East would be going to the playoffs with the Eagles as the division winner, and the Cowboys, Commanders, and Giants, all with Wild Card berths.

Pregame standings in the NFC

With Chase Young activated last week, he has remained as “questionable” on the injury report leading into this morning as we await the “inactives” which is exactly what happened last week. The former defensive Rookie of the Year is working his way back from ACL surgery.

It might surprise you to hear that Vegas has the Commanders as a 2.5-point favorite with this game being played in the Giants’ home stadium.

In case you missed the news last week, quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named the starter for the Commanders for the remainder of the season with Carson Wentz and Sam Howell in some order as the backups.

On seeing Allen, Payne, DT John Ridgeway and DT Phidarian Mathis as foundational pieces to build their defensive line:

“But that’s what you want. You see right now with the things that we do because we do play some of the five-man line and we’re basically playing with two threes and a one or a zero. So you have to have a couple of big stout guys and you gotta have a couple of athletic guys to play those threes for you.”

— Head Coach Ron Rivera

Four key players already ruled out for Washington are Cole Holcomb (injured reserve) and DB Benjamin St.-Juste, and WR and punt returner Dax Milne and offensive lineman Trai Turner. 

Matchup: Washington Commanders (7-5) at New York Giants (7-4)

Date|Time: Sunday, Dec. 4 | 1 p.m. ET

Location: MetLife Stadium | Rutherford, New Jersey

TELEVISION: FOX WTTG-5 with Play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert, and analyst Jonathan Vilma with Shannon Spake as the sideline reporter.

RADIO: Commanders radio network flagship station is WBIG 100.3 (Big 100) with Julie Donaldson as the host, Bram Weinstein on play-by-play, and London Fletcher as the analyst. On satellite radio channels Sirius 98, XM 231 and SiriusXM online 831.

Vegas lines: Washington is a -2.5 favorite with an Over/Under of 40 points

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