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1-5, 3rd in NFC East

ATH: Game 3

Tony Reali and the national panel discuss tonight's Game 3 of the World Series, how we should view the NFC East, if the winner of Titans-Steelers will make the Super Bowl, and much more.

Can Zeke finally get it going against Washington? (1:16)
Stephen A. emphasizes Washington's irrelevance this season (1:35)
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Rivera cites 'gut feelings' for quarterback change

Washington coach Ron Rivera said that going by instincts and switching plans when needed, such as when he benched Dwayne Haskins shortly after backing him, is simply the way he coaches.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington, which lacks receiver depth, signed Robert Foster off Green Bay's practice squad, a source confirmed. Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2018, caught 27 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games with Buffalo two years ago. He caught three passes last season. Alabama.com first reported the news. Washington slot receiver Steven Sims is I'm injured reserve while rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

There is a 28% chance that the winner of the NFC East will have just six or fewer wins, according to FPI. In 13 of FPI's 20,000 simulations this morning, a team won the division with just *four* wins (11 of those were the Eagles, with one apiece of the Giants and Washington). In one simulation the Chiefs won 15 games and the entire NFC East won 14 games combined.


KJZ Hour 3: An Unbelievable Comeback

The Cowboys are terrible. Paul Finebaum joins to talk about Nick Saban's comeback this weekend and the Big 10's return to the field. Alex Smith joins to talk about his return to the field and what it was like having his family there to see it. Plus, Key's Real Rankings!

Alex Smith reflects on journey back to the field (2:10)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Kyle Allen responded well after his interception led to a New York touchdown. Since that pick, Allen has completed 13-of-15 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. He also led a field goal drive.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington had plenty go wrong in the opening quarter, but responded in the second as the offense has moved the ball. Washington has gained 174 yards in the first half but it was Ron Rivera's decision to go for it on fourth and 4 at the Giants' 40 that led to a touchdown. They make too many mistakes; they battled back. But they must finish or else they'll face a lot harsher questions this week.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Barber just hasn't helped in the run game this season. He now has carried the ball 28 times this year and has 16 carries for one yard or less. He now has three runs that have gained four or more yards.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington has now been outscored, 47-14, in the opening quarter this season. They have also been outgained, 521-339, in the first quarter. In short: They get off to bad starts way too often.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive keys: 1) Handle the power gap scheme. New York's run game does better with pulling action. 2) Get after Jones. He's been sacked 16 times, fourth most in the NFL. But he can extend plays. His completion percentage is the same whether it's a blitz or not. The young ends must attack the tackles, particularly rookie Andrew Thomas to the inside. 3) Better coverage, finally. Only 4.9 percent of Jones' throws travel 20 air yards or more (5-for-9) but with this defense that means nothing.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive keys: Move McLaurin around. CB James Bradberry is playing well. Against Carolina last season, McLaurin caught two passes for 8 yards. McLaurin is doing more damage from the slot with 9 catches -- four shy of his 2019 total. 2) Handle the front. New York's line is solid; Washington's guard play could be greatly improved with Brandon Scherff and rookie Saadhiq Charles. 3) Extend drives, finally. New York ranks 31st on third downs at 53.8 percent. Kyle Allen must manage the game well.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: QB Dwayne Haskins; DE Nate Orchard, LB Thomas Davis Sr.,; G Joshua Garnett, T David Sharpe, TE Marcus Baugh. With Davis out, it clearly spells a bigger role for second-year linebacker Cole Holcomb. They could use his speed, but what they really need is better coverage from the position.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.228th
Rushing Yards82.232nd
Points For18.030th
Points Against27.0Tied-14th

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