The New York Giants get the national stage Thursday night when they travel to FedEx Field in Landover, Md. to face the Washington Redskins in an NFC East division showdown. Both teams are 1-2. Here are all of your basic game details.
Game Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
TV: CBS/NFL Network
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Giants Radio Network -- Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross | Giants Radio Network Local Affiliates | Westwood One -- Bob Wischusen, Mike Mayock, Ross Tucker | SIRIUS -- 88 (WW1), 93 (NYG), 92 (WAS) XM: 88 (WAS), 225 (NYG), 226 (WAS).
Odds: Giants +3.5
More Coverage: Redskins blog -- Hogs Haven | SB Nation Game Page -- Giants vs Redskins coverage
What It Means
Both teams are 1-2 and while the season will only be one-fourth completed for them at the end of the game the outcome is critical. The losing team won't be out of eventual playoff contention, but the winner will be in a much better position to at least contend for a wild-card berth.
For the Giants, Sunday's victory over the Houston Texans left a fragile team feeling much more confident and upbeat. If that does not carry over into a victory Thursday night all of those good feelings will disappear.