Dwayne Haskins starting in place of injured Alex Smith for Washington Football Team vs. Seahawks

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Dwayne Haskins in Washington huddle
Dwayne Haskins in Washington huddle

Dwayne Haskins is set to start in place of Alex Smith this Sunday for the Washington Football Team against the Seattle Seahawks.

Smith went down last week against the San Francisco 49ers with a calf injury and was replaced by Haskins, who helped seal the victory for Washington and sling them into sole possession of first place in the NFC East in the process.

Despite missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, the Football Team hoped some limited practice Friday would be enough for Smith to get ready to start Sunday, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Smith wasn't able to do much of anything at practice Friday.

Even with Smith available, defeating the Seahawks would be no easy feat, especially with them still in a crazy battle with the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals out in the NFC West.

The Giants look to be without their starting quarterback this week as well, with Colt McCoy likely to start while Daniel Jones heals up from hamstring and ankle issues. New York is facing a Cleveland Browns team that is looking to recover after a heartbreaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens this past week.

Heading into those matchups, Washington (6-7) holds a one game lead over the Giants (5-8) in the division with three games left to play. 

If the Giants can just tie their record and the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys remain in check, then they would hold the tiebreaker over the Football Team and head to the playoffs.

New York plays the Browns, Ravens and Cowboys next, while Washington faces the Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and Eagles to end their season.