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Giants vs. Washington 2021, Week 2: Game time, TV channel, online streaming, odds, announcers, more

Giants look to avoid fifth consecutive 0-2 start

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The (0-1) Washington Football Team will host the (0-1) New York Giants in an early-season NFC East showdown Thursday night.

This marks the 177th regular-season meeting between the two franchises, with the Giants holding a 104-68-4 series advantage. New York has won each of the past five meetings between the two clubs, including their last matchup in Week 9 of the 2020 season.

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A Giants loss Thursday would make eight of nine seasons in which the Giants had started 0-2 or worse, and five straight seasons with that mark. On top of which, even with playoffs expanded to 14 teams, the odds of making the playoffs after starting 0-2 are long.

It’s not all roses for Washington, either. The Football Team dropped its first contest to the Chargers on Sunday. This week, Taylor Heinicke will start in place of WFT quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is on injured reserve with a hip injury.

What you need to know

What: New York Giants at Washington Football Team
When: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Game time: 8:20 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink (field reporters)
Radio: WFAN-660 AM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross)
Pre-game: Lance Medow, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, John Schmeelk
Post-game: Lance Medow, John Schmeelk, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Bob Papa, Carl Banks
Giants post-game live (MSG Networks): Madelyn Burke
Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 81 (NYG), 83 (Was.) | XM: 226 (NYG), 225 (Was.) | SXM App: 823 (NYG), 831 (Was.)
Giants Spanish Radio: Que Buena (92.7)
Online streaming: Fubo | NFL Game Pass (Free trial)
Odds: WFT -3
Weather: 74f Mostly Cloudy
Referee: Scott Novak

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Giants 2021 regular season schedule

Week 1 (Sun., Sept. 12) — (L) Broncos 27, Giants 13
Week 2 (Thurs., Sept. 16) — at Washington Football Team (8:20 p.m., NFLN)
Week 3 (Sun., Sept. 26) — vs. Atlanta Falcons (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 4 (Sun., Oct. 3) — at New Orleans Saints (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 5 (Sun., Oct. 10 — at Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m., FOX)
Week 6 (Sun., Oct. 17) — vs. Los Angeles Rams (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 7 (Sun., Oct. 24) — vs. Carolina Panthers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 8 (Mon., Nov. 1) — at Chiefs (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 9 (Sun., Nov. 7) — vs. Las Vegas Raiders (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 10 — Bye
Week 11 (Mon., Nov. 22) — at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 12 (Mon., Nov. 28) — vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 13 (Sun., Dec. 5) — at Miami Dolphins (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 14 (Sun., Dec. 12) — at Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 15 (Sun., Dec. 19) — vs. Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 16 (Sun., Dec. 26) — @ Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 17 (Sun., Jan. 2) — @ Chicago Bears (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 18 (Sun., Jan. 9) — vs. Washington Football Team (1 p.m., FOX)