A 3-0 start that includes a pair of victories over NFC East rivals? The New York Giants can make that a reality Sunday at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET/FOX) if they can knock off the defending division champion Washington Redskins, off to a disappointing 0-2 start. The Giants are 4.5-point favorites.
The game, of course, marks the much-discussed rematch between Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. We have covered that extensively.
That matchup, however, will not be the only interesting thing about Sunday’s game. Giants’ cornerback Janoris Jenkins and Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson have had their own back-and-forth this week. Giants’ linebacker Keenan Robinson has taken some shots at his former team, and they have fired back.
The Giants will be without starting safety Darian Thompson (foot) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf). Running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) is questionable.
Here is more to read as you get ready for kickoff.
- Five questions with Hogs Haven
- Matchup: When the Giants have the ball
- Matchup: When the Redskins have the ball
(NOTE: Yours truly will not be at MetLife for this one. Nor will I be in front of my TV screen. One of my sons is getting married today, so we will be celebrating that. Chris and Keane will carry you through the game).
What: Giants (2-0) vs. Redskins (0-2)
When: Sunday, Sept. 25
Game time: 1 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
TV: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)
Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass
Radio: Giants Radio Network — WCBS 880-AM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WQBU 92.7-FM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames) ; Sirius (Was), 81 (NYG). XM: 383 (Was), 225 (NYG); National broadcast — ESPN (Mark Kestecher, Shaun O’Hara. Dave Shore)
Odds: Giants -4.5