Fumble-drill fiasco in Washington neatly sums up wretched NFC East (video)

Jason Owens
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The NFC East is not good.

This is an understatement. One would be hard-pressed to make an argument that the division isn’t the worst in the history of the NFL.

The New York Giants and Washington Football Team pretty much summed up the division’s struggles in one play on Sunday in New York’s 23-20 win.

On Washington’s first snap of the game, quarterback Kyle Allen found rookie running back Antonio Gibson on a crossing route for what looked like a big gain. Gibson ran down the left sideline past the first-down marker into the Giants secondary.

Then, the above video happened.

Cue the Yakety Sax.

At least five players had a shot at recovering the ball and instead let it squirt from their hands before Giants safety Jabrill Peppers finally came up with it.

New York immediately made Washington pay. Kind of.

Nobody on the Washington Football Team or New York Giants wanted to recover Antonio Gibson's fumble. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
Nobody on the Washington Football Team or New York Giants wanted to recover Antonio Gibson's fumble. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Tepid response from Giants

On the very next play, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones hit receiver Austin Mack for a 50-yard gain to Washington’s 19-yard line. New York managed to run six plays that included a fumble out of bounds after the big gain to total a one-yard loss.

They managed a 38-yard yard field goal Graham Gano to put the first points on the board.

This is the NFC East.

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