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Daily Slop: Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne may be NFL’s best DT duo; Saquon Barkley presents big challenge for Commanders

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Taylor made: Four plays that sum up Washington Commanders QB Taylor Heinicke’s success

“It’s what we’d expect, make some plays, do a couple of things, but then come around and make that play that’s going to ignite things,” Rivera said.

Commanders vs. Giants preview | A pivotal battle against the ‘G-Men’

The Commanders are looking to win their third-consecutive game against the Giants for the first time since 1998-2000.

3 keys to Washington taking down the Giants

Practice report | Trai Turner ruled out for Sunday vs. Giants

“So, being able to move Sam around a little bit, having him in there at guard, having that be an option of something that we can do, if that gets our best five out there, that’s something that we will able to do,” offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Thursday.

Healthy again, Barkley presents big challenge for Commanders

“Saquon is really a special football player,” Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said. “He really is. He is back 100 percent. I know last year he was getting back to form and you could see it. This year, he’s back. We have to account for him.”

Inside Daron Payne’s contract-year breakout, with the DT market set to explode

Commanders rookie Jahan Dotson, now healthy, not sweating dip in production

Washington surprised draftniks by snagging Dotson midway through the first round. Other than grasping the art of the huddle — “We used signals a lot in college,” Dotson said. “I rarely heard the quarterback talk.” — he experienced a smooth transition.

How Washington’s secondary is contributing to defensive success

“Surprised as heck,” Rivera said in a press conference this week when describing how his former self would respond to the Commanders’ current defensive approach. “But with the way things are evolving and changing, you have to adapt.”

Jonathan Allen leads Washington Commanders in word and deed - The Washington Post
In word and deed, the defensive tackle has taken charge in Washington.

Commanders’ success with the run capitalizes on modern NFL defenses - The Washington Post
Since Washington adopted a run-heavy offense in Week 7, it's been able to control games despite being less efficient.

Montez Sweat, Brian Robinson among Commanders advocating against gun violence - The Washington Post
On Sunday, as part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative, several Commanders will advocate for an issue that's personal to them: ending gun violence.

Commanders' Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne may be NFL’s best DT duo - The Washington Post
Allen and Payne have taken a leap this year for the Commanders and are widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, defensive tackle pairs in the NFL.

Commanders keys vs. Giants: Limit Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones in run game - The Washington Post
The Commanders and Giants are both vying for playoff position in the NFC East.