What are some of the numbers that might matter on Thursday when the New York Giants face the Washington Redskins? Let’s take a look.
That is the number of days in-between called fake punts by the Giants. That is 13 years and 6 days. Prior to Sunday’s 2-yard run by Nat Berhe for a first down on a fake punt that is the last time the Giants called a fake punt. Jeff Feagles threw an incomplete pass for fullback Jim Finn on fourth-and-five at Arizona. Steve Weatherford decided on his own to try a fake punt at New Orleans on Nov. 28, 2011, but was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-11.
The Giants aren’t the only team with significant health concerns heading into Thursday night. The Redskins had 22 players, nearly half their roster, on their first injury report of the week.
That’s the number of times the Giants have scored 30 points in Ben McAdoo’s 27 games as head coach.
That is the number of times Washington has given up at least 30 points in a game this season. Four of those have come in the Redskins’ last five games. Washington is 0-5 this season when their opponent scores at least 30 points.
Through 11 weeks, Evan Engram is No. 1 among rookie tight ends in catches (41), yards (452) and touchdowns (5).
That is the Giants’ record in the 14 Thanksgiving Day games in which they have played.
The Giants will be aiming for their fourth straight game with at least 100 rushing yards. They have not accomplished that feat since the 2012 season.