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- When: Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET
- Where: FedEx Field — Landover, Maryland
- TV: NFL Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $55.00
The New York Giants (0-1), led by quarterback Daniel Jones, face the Washington Football Team (0-1) in Week 2 of the NFL regular season on Thursday, September 16, 2021 (9/16/21) at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
The New York Giants’ vaunted defense was supposed to carry the team while Daniel Jones and his banged-up skill players on offense ironed things out after an training camp marked by injuries.
In the opening game of the season, the D just couldn’t get off the field.
Washington and New York Stats
- The Football Team averaged 20.9 points per game last year, comparable to the 22.3 per outing the Giants allowed.
- The Football Team collected 32 fewer yards per game (317.3) than the Giants allowed per matchup (349.3) last year.
- The Football Team turned the ball over 27 times last season, five more turnovers than the Giants forced (22).
- The Giants scored 3.1 fewer points per game (17.5) than the Football Team allowed (20.6) last year.
- The Giants collected just five fewer yards per game (299.6) than the Football Team allowed (304.6) per matchup last year.
- The Giants turned the ball over 22 times last season, one fewer times than the Football Team forced turnovers (23).
Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdown passes and kept the Broncos on the field for more than 35 minutes by making one clutch play after another in a 27-13 win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The Broncos were 7 of 15 on third-down chances and made all three fourth-down opportunities. Bridgewater completed passes on the fourth-down attempts, with the last resulting in a 4-yard TD toss to Albert Okwuegbunam.
“We didn’t play well on third and fourth downs,” said safety Logan Ryan, who led the Giants with 10 tackles. “That extends drives and bad things happen. We didn’t make their defense play enough defense tonight.”
Giants inside linebacker Blake Martinez, who had nine tackles, said the inability to get off the field was backbreaking.
“I think we had a lot of chances,” Martinez said. “It came down to us just executing the play call, and we didn’t do that. Obviously, they made us pay for it.”
Denver’s 16-play, 75-yard drive to open the second half was the biggest case in point. Rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari allowed Bridgewater to slip out of his grasp on the third play and complete a 10-yard pass to KJ Hamler. On the TD toss, the quarterback stiff-armed safety Xavier McKinney and got off the pass.
“That’s Teddy. Teddy’s been doing it all camp,” said Denver receiver Tim Patrick, who caught a go-ahead 2-yard TD pass just before halftime, “It’s nothing new to us. We knew he could do that stuff. It was up to us to get open and make a play.”
Washington Impact Players
- Kyle Allen recorded 610 passing yards (67.8 yards per game) with a 69% completion percentage last year (60-of-87), while throwing four touchdowns and one interception.
- A season ago, Antonio Gibson churned out 795 rushing yards (49.7 yards per game) and scored 11 touchdowns. He added 36 catches for 247 yards (15.4 receiving yards per game).
- Last season, Terry McLaurin was targeted 134 times and had 87 catches for 1,118 yards (69.9 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns.
- Montez Sweat put together an impressive stat line of nine sacks, 12 TFL, 45 tackles, and one interception last year.
- Jon Bostic collected 118 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and one interception over his last campaign.
- Last season, Kendall Fuller reeled in four interceptions and added 50 tackles, one TFL, and 11 passes defended.
Giants Impact Players
- Last year Daniel Jones put up 2,943 passing yards (183.9 yards per game) while going 280-for-448 (62.5% completion percentage) and throwing 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He added 423 rushing yards on 65 carries with one touchdown, averaging 26.4 yards per game.
- Devontae Booker rushed for 423 yards on 93 carries (26.4 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns a season ago.
- Last season Darius Slayton reeled in 50 passes (on 96 targets) for 751 yards (46.9 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
- Leonard Williams showed out with an impressive stat line of 11.5 sacks, 14 TFL and 57 tackles.
- Over his 2020 campaign, Blake Martinez totaled 151 tackles, nine TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
- Last season James Bradberry reeled in three interceptions and added 53 tackles and 18 passes defended.
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Denver finished with 420 yards on offense and their defense held New York to 314, including 60 yards rushing. Saquon Barkley had 26 yards on 10 carries in his first game since Sept. 20 of last year when he tore an ACL.
“It’s disappointing to lose anytime,” Barkley said. “I don’t think it’s any different if we put up 13 points or three points or put up 38 points and lost. Losing a game (stinks).”