Washington wins: Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal with no time left to give Washington a 30-29 victory. Hopkins missed fom 48 yards, but an offside penalty on Dexter Lawrence gave him a second chance. Full recap coming up.
Giants re-take lead: A James Bradberry interception set up a 35-yard Graham Gano field goal, giving the Giants a 29-27 lead with exactly 2:00 to play.
Quick strike: Washington went 75 yards in two plays, with Rickie Seals-Jones catching a 19-yard scoring pass from Taylor Heinicke. The first play was a 56-yard pass to JD. McKissic. Washington leads, 27-26, with 4:33 to play.
Giants’ lead back to six: A 55-yard Graham Gano field goal stretched the Giants lead back to six points, 26-20, with 4:50 to play. The Giants should have had a touchdown earlier in the drive, but a wide open Darius slayton dropped what should have been a 43-yard touchdown.
Washington back within 3: Back and forth we go. A 37-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins with 8:47 to play pulled the Football Team within three, 23-20.
Giants extend lead: A 52-yard Graham Gano field goal extended the Giants’ lead to 23-17 with 13:35 to play. The Giants went 41 yards in six plays to set up the score.
Giants 20, Washington 17: A 49-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins pulled Washington within 3 points, 20-17, with 1:30 left in the third quarter. Washington went 44 yards in seven plays to set up the score.
Giants take 20-14 lead: Daniel Jones hit Darius Slayton for a 33-yard touchdown to give the Giants a 20-14 lead with 4:48 remaining in the third quarter. The Gians went 65 yards in seven plays, with the drive extended by a third-and-13 pass interference call on Washington’s Kendall Fuller.
Giants pull within one: A 47-yard field goal by Graham Gano cutd Washington’s lead to 14-13 with 9:07 left in the third quarter. The Giants went 46 yards in nine plays with their first possession of the second half.
Washington takes halftime lead: Washington went 84 yards in 12 plays over the final four minutes of the half to take a 14-10 lead on a 2-yard run by J.D. McKissic. The Giants get the ball to start the second half.
Giants take 10-7 lead: A 23-yard Graham Gano field goal with 4:09 left in the half gave the Giants a 10-7 lead. The giants had to settle for three points after a 58-yard touchdown run by Daniel Jones was nullified on a holding call against wide receiver C.J. Board.
Washington ties the score: The Football Team went 90 yards in 13 plays, taking 7:01 off the clock, to tie the game at 7-7. The touchdown came on an 11-yard pass from Taylor Heinicke to Terry McLaurin.
7-0 Giants after first quarter: The Giants missed an opportunity to pad their lead, having a drive go backwards after getting to the Washington 27-yard line, but ended the first quarter with the lead. Saquon Barkley had four carries for 46 yards in the quarter.
Nick Gates injured: The Giants lose offensive lineman Nick Gates on their second possession. Starting his first game at left guard after 17 straight at center, Gates was carted off the field with an air cast on his injured left leg. Looks like an awful injury. We will have more when it’s available.
Giants take 7-0 lead: The Giants went 79 yards in 11 plays on their first possession, taking the lead on a 6-yard quarterback draw by Daniel Jones.
Offensive line shuffle
As had been anticipated, the Giants have announced a change in their offensive line. Nick Gates, who started the last 17 games at center, will move to left guard. Billy Price will start at center.
Saquon Barkley, who went through a closely-monitored pre-game workout, will play vs. Washington. Here are the Giants’ inactives:
TE Evan Engram (calf)
WR Collin Johnson
CB Josh Jackson
CB Sam Beal
LB Justin Hilliard
LB Cam Brown (hamstring)
LB Quincy Roche
The Giants, 3-point underdogs, are trying to avoid an 0-2 start for the eighth time in nine seasons.
Washington, with Ryan Fitzpatrick placed on IR, will have Taylor Heinicke at quarterback.
Use this as your open thread for the game.
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Giants 2021 regular season schedule
Week 1 (L) — Denver 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)