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Quick turnaround for the G-Men, as they take on the Football Team in Washington for a little Thursday Night Football. An embarrassing Week 1 defeat is now behind them, and it's onto the next one.
You cannot simply make the playoffs going 0-2. Well, you can, but morale is shot. The giants haven't had a winning record since 2017 at any point of the season, so it truly starts now. The O-Line has made some adjustments, shifting Nick Gates to his natural guard position, and newly acquired Billy Price gets that start at center. Don't love, don't hate it, but I like the move. Washington's front-seven led by Chase Young is a brutal force, but I'll trust the hog mollies on this one. Ryan Fitzpatrick is out and Antonio Gibson was limited in practice. The foot is in the door and now it's time to make some noise.
The key to this game? Daniel Jones. Yes the QB, no shit.
Two stats that I LOVE
Daniel Jones is 4-0 against Washington in his career
Road team is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings
Nice little tidbit coming from CBS Sports. The Giants are 8-5 ATS when they are at least a 3-point underdog. Joe Judge-led Giants teams are also 3-0 ATS with fewer than six days rest.
Official Odds via RI Sportsbook
I'm running it back and doubling down, my Picks: Giants +3.5 and Under 41.5
- Taylor Heinicke total interceptions: Over .5 (-145)
The young gunslinger impressed in his playoff attributes last year, but the hope is for the NYPD to shut him down. They failed to do so last week, but if they can keep a close eye on Terry McLaurin, I see a generous interception in the hands of either Logan Ryan or James Bradberry.
- Saquon Barkley rushing yards: Over 42.5 (-120)
- Saquon Barkley receiving yards: Over 12.5 (-120)
This has to be a bounce-back game for the RB. If Jason Garrett actually utilizing Barkley, one catch is going well beyond 12.5 yards. Barkley had a tough week one, which makes this bet even easier. Adjustments, new offensive line scheme with Andrew Thomas and Nick Gates holding down the left fort, I expect Saquon to shine tonight.
- Daniel Jones passing yards: Over 236.5 (-115)
Daniel Jones reach 267 yards last week. If the Giants brass is a component, they should realize they have so many weapons to choose from. DJ should be averaging 220+ a week, at minimum. Golladay is hungry. Saquon is hungry. The offense should feast on the secondary. Sterling Shepard, one of the longer-tenured Giants on the team, stepped up. I'll ride with his words and ride with DJ until I can't anymore.