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Rivera says Allen did enough vs. Giants to keep starting job

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Kyle Allen had an up-and-down performance in Washington's Week 6 loss to the New York Giants, but the passer proved enough to his head coach to remain the team's starter moving forward.

"Yeah, I would like to believe so," Ron Rivera said postgame when asked if Allen did enough to keep the starting job.

Rivera pointed to Allen's statistics as enough to give Washington an opportunity to put up points and remain in the game.

"His statistics are pretty darn good. He was 31-for-42 for 280 yards," Rivera said. "Unfortunately, he did have the interception and the fumble. But, we totaled 337 total yards. That gives us an opportunity."

Allen showed some good things in the contest, none more than his impressive touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter that gave Washington the chance to win.

On the drive, Allen completed 8-of-10 passes for 80 yards capped off with a beautiful throw to Cam Sims for a 22-yard touchdown.

Washington was unable to convert the ensuing two-point try, as New York held on for a 20-19 victory. It appeared as if Allen had the opportunity to run in for the try, but the QB said Giants safety Jabrill Peppers had an angle on the play that prevented him from running it in.

However, Allen did have two bad turnovers, including a late fourth-quarter fumble which the Giants recovered and returned for a touchdown to give New York the lead. Allen's interception in the first quarter also set up a New York touchdown, too.



It wasn't a performance to remember for Allen, but it was one that his head coach feels good enough about to move forward with him as the starter. So, when Washington takes the field against Dallas next week, it'll be No. 8 trotting on the field for the Burgundy and Gold once again.