Football Team

One number to know for Washington's road meeting with Giants

Football Team

Before every Washington Football Team game this year, Pete Hailey will identify one key number that you must know regarding that contest.

Here is his number for the Week 6 tilt with the Giants.

94 percent

Daniel Jones protects the football about as well as my colleague, Mitch Tischler, protects his phone.

For those wondering, here's what Mitch's phone looks like:

The Giants quarterback has played in 18 NFL games so far in his career, and he's posted at least one interception or fumble in 17 of them.  

That means Jones has turned the ball over in 94 percent of his pro appearances.

Washington would sure like to keep that trend going this Sunday when they face New York at MetLife Stadium.

Now, the one downside to that stat is that Jones' lone contest without a turnover came the last time he squared off with the Burgundy and Gold, which was in December 2019. In that meeting, the then-rookie went off for five touchdowns, a career high, and his club left FedEx Field with an overtime win.

However, Jones has returned to his careless self since that afternoon, and he's also stopped balancing out the bad with some good. No. 8 tossed two touchdowns in the season opener — and that's it. In his last four starts, he hasn't connected on a scoring strike.

To notch their second victory of 2020, Washington can't allow Jones to finally find a rhythm again. Whether that means Kendall Fuller picking off a pass for a third-straight weekend or Chase Young getting in the backfield and forcing a fumble, Jack Del Rio's defense has got to ensure the former first-rounder is responsible for more negatives than positives.

 

The man they call "Danny Dimes" has been letting his opponents cash in on his mistakes ever since he entered the league. This Sunday, Washington needs to put themselves in a spot to accept whatever handouts he gives them.