The New York Giants and Washington Football Team meet Thursday in week 2 NFL action at FedExField. The New York Giants need a win here after losing their opener to the Denver Broncos. The Washington Football Team need a win after losing their opener to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The New York Giants have lost five of their last eight road games. Daniel Jones is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton have combined for 178 receiving yards and one touchdown while Kenny Golladay has four receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 60 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 27 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New York is allowing 27 points and 420 yards per game. Logan Ryan leads the New York Giants with 10 tackles, Azeez Ojulari has one sack and Xavier McKinney has two pass deflections.
The Washington Football Team have lost each of their last three home games. Taylor Heinicke is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 122 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas have combined for 92 receiving yards and one touchdown while Antonio Gibson has three receptions. The Washington Football Team ground game is averaging 126 yards per contest, and Gibson leads the way with 90 yards on 20 carries. Defensively, Washington is allowing 20 points and 424 yards per game. Cole Holcomb leads the Washington Football Team with 11 tackles, Montez Sweat has one sack and William Jackson III has one interception.
While it’s just one game, the Giants did not look good in their season opener to be kind. Saquon Barkley looks like he may need more time before molding into form and Jones did not play well. Washington will be without Ryan Fitzpatrick for the next two months, but this team was always led by one of the best defenses in the league, so there’s still hope. I usually lean toward the underdog in these Thursday games with little time to prepare, but I have little confidence in the Giants at the moment. At home, I’ll lay the reasonable chalk with the Washington Football Team.