Week 15’s Sunday Night Football spotlight will shine down on two NFC East playoff contenders, the Washington Commanders and New York Giants. Two weeks after playing each other to a tie, the two will meet again. Washington is favored to win by more than a field goal.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday at FedEx Field. It will be televised by NBC. It’s a weird dynamic for the Commanders. They will face the Giants for the second consecutive game after they had their bye week during Week 14.
The Commanders haven’t lost a game in more than a month, and the Giants haven’t won a game over that same period. Yet, with identical records and each holding onto a Wild Card spot, this primetime game holds some significance.
It would be an ideal time for Brian Daboll’s Giants to pick up their first NFC East win of the season, which would also give them the tiebreaker over the Commanders. Likewise, for Ron Rivera’s suddenly hot group.
The Commanders rank No. 9 in rushing defense this season. The Giants want to get Saquon Barkley going early and often in this game, but he’s also nursing a neck injury that saw him play less than 25 snaps last week. Barkley had no injury designation this week. Washington held him to 63 yards on 18 carries in the first meeting.
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