The New York Giants hope to avoid their fifth consecutive 0-2 start to a season when they visit the NFC East-rival Washington Football Team on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Washington is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Giants vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 40.5.
New York is in danger of losing at least its first two games for the fifth straight year after opening the 2021 NFL season with a 27-13 home loss to Denver last Sunday. Daniel Jones threw for one touchdown and ran for another but lost a crucial fumble in the second half for his 40th turnover in his 28th career game. Saquon Barkley returned to action for the first time since suffering a torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 campaign and had 10 carries for 26 yards.
Washington also dropped its season-opener, losing a 20-16 decision to the Los Angeles Chargers. Washington, which allowed the Chargers to convert 14 of 19 third-down opportunities, held a three-point lead in the fourth quarter before succumbing. Taylor Heinicke will start for just the second time in 10 career NFL games as Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation.
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