Giants vs. Washington Football Team: Everything you need to know


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The Denver Broncos (0-0) will go on the road to face the New York Giants (0-0) in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season on Sunday, Sept. 12 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. MT and the game will air regionally on select Fox channels. Broncos WireHow to watch and stream the Broncos' game vs. Giants

The Giants lost their season opener to the Denver Broncos, 27-13. The Football Team lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, 20-16.

Washington is the defending NFC East champion.

The Football Team announced Monday that starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will go on injured reserve with a hip sublexation. Taylor Heinecke will start at quarterback against the Giants.

Giants coach Joe Judge said on Monday that star running back Saquon Barkley is expected to play as he continues his comeback from a torn ACL.

The Giants are currently 3-point underdogs, per Draft Kings Sportsbook.

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The Giants face the Washington Football Team on Thursday. Both teams need a victory to avoid starting the season 0-2.

Tight end Evan Engram could be headed toward missing a second straight game

Giants play Washington this week on Thursday Night Football

Both teams failed to cover the spread in Week 1

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Why Kenny Golladay could be the key to getting Giants offense on track 14 September, 2021 - 06:15am

The Giants came out looking sluggish and struggled against the Broncos in Week 1, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that listened to Kenny Golladay leading up to the game.

On Sept. 2, Golladay said that “people have been in and out of the lineup, so we’re going to be a little probably slow to get off.”

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On Sept. 10, Golladay admitted it was “going to be tough” playing against the Broncos with the starting offense barely playing together in training camp, and that he was still “rusty” in building chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Giants’ offense wasn’t able to get anything going in the 27-13 loss to the Broncos on Sunday, and Golladay only was targeted once through the first three quarters. Slow start, as Golladay predicted.

But then Golladay — who missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury — started to show some signs that he was ready to make the impact the Giants paid $72 million to sign him this offseason. If the Giants are going to bounce back and win against Washington on Thursday night, Golladay will need to be a bigger part of the offensive game-plan.

“I really went out there at the beginning of the game – whenever my number is called, I just wanted to make the play,” Golladay said. “I’m really just trying to let the game come to me and not trying to do too much, not trying to do more than what I’m asked to do.”

Golladay, matched up with Broncos cornerback Ronald Darby most of the day, had a 17-yard reception in the second quarter. He wasn’t targeted again until the fourth quarter when Jones made a risky throw slightly behind Golladay, covered tightly by Darby. But Golladay made an impressive play on the ball and reeled it in for another 17-yard gain. He finished the day with four catches (on six targets) for 64 yards.

The Giants will need more of that against a Washington defense viewed as one of the most talented in the league — and ideally not when the game is already out of hand. Golladay needs to be a bigger part of the game plan in Week 2.

Golladay was one of the best deep ball receivers in the NFL in 2018-19, catching a league-high 16 passes thrown 20-plus yards down the field in 2019, and another nine such catches in 2018. In only five games last year, Golladay had four catches like that.

Consider: In 2019, Golladay led the league with 36 targets on passes thrown that distance. In Week 1, Golladay was targeted once downfield. Jones also failed to connect with him on a short pass in the red zone, where Garrett had Golladay running a short route at the front of the end zone, rather than trying to get him in position for a 50/50 ball.

But the Giants at least have something to build on, especially from the 17-yard catch in the middle of the field Golladay made against Darby. He’s not known for creating separation with speed — NFL’s NextGen stats had him at 0.9 yards of average separation, the smallest of all receivers with at least three targets in Week 1 — but that historically hasn’t deterred him from making plays.

“Kenny stepped up there at the end and made a number of big catches,” Jones said after the game, “so I’ve got to do a better job finding him and making sure we’re getting him the ball.”

Golladay’s big catch — his first target of the second half — came with less than nine minutes left in the game, the Giants trailing 20-7. They didn’t pay him $72 million to ignore him that long, to throw it to him in garbage time. And they need him to make a bigger impact, especially as Saquon Barkley shakes off rust, Kadarius Toney adjusts to the NFL and Evan Engram remains out.

Sterling Shepard, who led with 113 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos, can’t do everything.

“First off, like I’ve been saying, this is Week 1 and guys are really just now starting to get back out there,” Golladay said. “I think we can be explosive. When you just look at it, you have a lot of guys that are on this offense that (have) made a lot of big plays, but at the same time we just have to put the work in. (Sunday) was pretty much a day for us to continue to just grow.

“To be honest, the sky is the limit for us as long as we put the work in.”

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