The Redskins head home for a quick turnaround after an extremely tough loss in New Orleans. They’ll face a Giants team that pulled off the upset of the week last week beating the Chiefs at home as a double digit underdog. Let’s look at the trends:
- The Giants have won 15 of their last 24 games in this series in DC.
- Both of these teams are 4-6 against the spread this season.
- The Redskins have been a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points just 41 times since 1992
- Washington has gone over in 28 of their last 42 contests.
So what to make of this matchup? The Giants have been awful this season, but mustered up enough energy and talent to beat a lackluster Chiefs team. Their offense has scored just 57 points the last four contests as the run game hasn’t done much and the passing game has been ruined by injuries. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram represent their biggest threats. Where are the Redskins heads at? They played so well in New Orleans, but lost all that momentum over the last 3-4 mins of the contest. Now, as they add more to their injured reserve, they are being asked to put that aside and try and win without Chris Thompson who has been the biggest weapon offensively this season. I’m sure the NFL had higher hopes for this matchup before the season began. Now, it’s just an injury fest that should best be ignored by the fans.
Redskins 21, Giants 16