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3 reasons for optimism in Week 2

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3 reasons for optimism in Week 2


NFL Network booked this game as their Week 2 opener based on both teams’ 2020 finish. The Washington Football Team won the NFC East on the final night the season, nipping the New York Giants by one game thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles deciding to raise the white flag of surrender which gave the WFT the clinching victory.

So what that the WFT finished 7-9 and the Giants 6-10? This game is always competitive and the two teams will draw a large TV audience.

Here are three reasons for optimism.

Danile jones is undefeated against the WFT

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Daniel Jones is just 8-19 in his third year as the Giants’ starter but is 4-0 against the WFT. He has a 100.0 QB rating in those four games and hs eight TD passes versus just three interceptions.

WFT injuries

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The WFT will be without their starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, who injured a hip last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. He will be spelled by Taylor Heinicke.

In addition, star running back Antonio Gibson was limited in practice this week with a sore shoulder.

The offensive line

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The Giants will likely be without left guard Shane Lemieux but they did not embarrass themselves in the season opener against Denver. Daniel Jones was hit just twice and both were sacks by Von Miller in breakdowns. Other than that, they were fairly solid in pass protection.

The WFT also has a very good pass rush and will present another challenge to the Giants’ most vulnerable unit.

Giants vs. Washington: 3 reasons for optimism in Week 2