Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season kicks off this Thursday night with the New York Giants heading into Washington. This NFC East Showdown marks the 177th time the two teams have met. The two teams met last year in Week 9, with the G-men winning in overtime 23-20. The Giants lead the series history 105-69 and have won 4 of their last 5 meetings.
In week 1, Giants QB Daniel Jones threw for 267 yards and 1 touchdown and rushed for an additional score in the loss to the Denver Broncos. Against Washington, Jones has thrown 8 touchdowns and three interceptions and won all 5 of their meetings.
Giants WR Sterling Sharpe started off the season with a bang in Week 1, recording the 10th 100-yard game of his career with 113 yards against Denver. he has caught two touchdown passes in the last three contests against Washington.
G-men RB Saquon Barkley, coming off of injury, had a quiet first game, managing only 26 yards on 10 carries. However, in 3 career games against Washington, he has totaled 587 yards from scrimmage, including a career-high 279 total yards from scrimmage — 189 yards on the ground (1 TD) and 90 through the air(1TD) in his last meeting against Washington in 2019. In Barkley’s only Thursday night appearance in 2018, he recorded 130 yards rushing, 1 touchdown, and 99 yards receiving.
In the last meeting between Washington and New York, Giants’ LB Blake Martinez recorded 10 tackles, 1 interception.
Giants DB Logan Ryan recorded 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovered 5 passes defended, 2 interceptions, and 1 sack.
LB Blake Martinez recorded 10 tackles and 1 interception the last time Washington and Newyork faced each other.
Last week Washington QB Taylor Heinicke threw for 112 yards and 1 touchdown filling in for the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 20-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. This week’s Thursday Night game will mark his 2nd career start. His first was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 NFC Wild Card. he threw for 306 yards and scored 2touchdowns; 1 in the air and 1 on the ground in the 31-23 loss to the Buccaneers.
Washington RB Antonio Gibson had a good outing last week, recording 90 yards rushing and 18 receiving.
WR Terry McLaurin hauled in 7 catches for 115 yards and 1 TD last time the two teams met, and TE Logan Thomas had 1 TD catch last week.
CB William Jackson recorded an interception last week, and both DE Montez Sweat and DT Jonathan Allen recorded a sack.
These two teams will surely light up Thursday Night as Chase Young and company seek vengeance on Daniel Jones and the Giants for defeating them each time in their last 4 meetings.
Sources cited from The National Football League