Sept. 16, 2021
New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Predictions
Score Prediction - Washington 27, N.Y. Giants 17
Week 2 of the NFL season will kick things off on Thursday night with an NFC East battle between the New York Giants and Washington Football Team – as both squads will continue to eye their first win of the year following a particularly disappointing pair of showings last week.
The Giants opened the season with a disheartening trip to the Mile High City, as New York visited the Broncos for its Week 1 matchup, and the Giant’ offense came up nearly empty-handed for the length of the event – highlighted by Daniel Jones’ last-second touchdown scamper at the end of the fourth to cap off what still resulted in a double-digit loss for N. Y. (27-13).
On the other hand, Washington also had a rough start to the season, considering the Football Team’s recently acquired journeyman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, exited with a hip injury in the first half of their Week 1 loss to the Chargers – resulting in the former Old Dominion Monarch, Taylor Heinicke, stepping in at quarterback for the remainder of the Football Team’s narrow Week 1 loss in L. A. (20-16).
I’ll lay the points with Washington here, as the Giants were terrible offensively during their loss to Denver in Week 1 – and the WFT’s combination between an elite defensive front and Heinicke under center should still provide enough juice to take down New York on Thursday night.
The Washington Football Team has lost seven of its last eight divisional home games when playing as the favorite. (AP)
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After riding the coattails of its defense all the way to an NFC East title last year (21.2 PPG), Washington elected to sign a veteran signal-caller in Fitzpatrick during the offseason as a temporary fill-in while Rivera and company continue their search for a long-term solution at quarterback.
Following their misfortunes in Week 1 though, the WFT already finds itself back at square one though – considering Washington was previously forced to start Heinicke at QB for its Wild Card Round matchup against the Bucs’ last year.
That wasn’t such a horrible thing against Tampa Bay though, as Washington still managed to go the distance with the defending champs in a thrilling 31-23 first-round postseason bout – which is primarily why I’m still comfortable siding with the WFT in Thursday’s matchup.
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