NFL Thursday Night Football: Giants Look to Extend Winning Ways vs. Redskins

By Murphy, Pat | The Christian Science Monitor, September 25, 2014 | Go to article overview

NFL Thursday Night Football: Giants Look to Extend Winning Ways vs. Redskins


Murphy, Pat, The Christian Science Monitor


NFC East division rivals meet in this week's Thursday Night Football matchup. The New York Giants take on their longtime foe, the Washington Redskins. Both teams are 1-2, heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.

A glance at some of the teams' statistics reveal some interesting tidbits. Washington ranks in the top five, league-wide, in both total offense and defense. Yet, they only have the one victory.

Meanwhile, the Giants rank 25th and 22nd, respectively, in offense and defense. They played well last Sunday, beating the then- undefeated Houston Texans. Both the Redskins and Giants are chasing the Eagles, who are currently 3-0 and leading the division.

Washington lost starting quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury in Week 2 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Backup Kirk Cousins has come on to play well, completing over 64 percent of his passes, five for touchdowns versus one interception.

Receivers Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, and Niles Paul all have double digits in receptions with one touchdown catch each.

Former Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning has shown flashes of his old Giants self, getting picked off four times in this year's first three games. …

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