It came down to the final game of the regular season. The Washington Football Team needed a win to clinch the NFC East and make its first playoff appearance since 2015. If Washington lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, then the 6-10 New York Giants would have represented the division in the playoffs.
Last year, it was easy to dismiss the Giants at the beginning of the season. The team lost Saquon Barkley to a torn ACL in Week 2 and lost its first five games. After eight games, the team was 1-7, yet the team went 5-3 in the second half of the year.
Despite a tough first half, the Giants were in the mix for a playoff spot until the end. If the team can mirror more of what it was in the second half of 2020 in this upcoming season, then the team can challenge the WFT for the division crown it currently holds.
LISTEN: Can WFT Get Win No. 1 Behind QB No. 2?
Locked On Washington: What We Expect from Taylor Heinicke's First Start for Washington Football Team in 2021 | Biggest Concerns and Confidence for WFT vs New York Giants in NFL Week 2
GAME DAY: Can WFT Contain Saquon Barkley?
Both the Washington Football Team and New York Giants look for their first win of the season.
Can 'Taylor Time' Energize WFT?
Emotions high as quarterback Taylor Heinicke replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick
The pair talk about quarterback Daniel Jones no longer having excuses to succeed with the upgrade of skill players in the offense.
The two also break down what rookie Azeez Ojulari can bring to the team's pass rush.
CONTINUE READING: Inside The Fitzpatrick & Heinicke Washington QB Relationship