Washington Redskins at New York Giants - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Redskins (0-2) at New York Giants (2-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants -4.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins travel to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants in an NFC East divisional tilt in week 3 NFL action.
The Washington Redskins battled hard in week 2, however they ultimately ended up losing to the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 27-23 to fall to 0-2 on the year. Kirk Cousins completed 28 of his 46 passes for 364 yards, a touchdown and an interception good for the sixth highest yardage output by any quarterback in week 2. Matt Jones led the Washington backfield with 61 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while Jordan Reed led the receiving core with 5 catches for 70 yards. The Washington defense showed signs of improvement after week 1, allowing 380 yards of total offense, down from 437 in week 1 and forced 2 fumbles, recovering one while registering 4 sacks on the afternoon.
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The New York Giants improved to 2-0, defeating the New Orleans Saints by a score of 16-13 on a 23 yard field goal from Giants kicker Josh Brown as time expired. Eli Manning completed 32 of 41 passes for 368 yards, good for the fifth highest yardage output by a quarterback in week 2. The workload was split down the middle in the Giants backfield, with Shane Vereen using his 14 carries for 42 yards on the ground while hauling in 3 passes for 24 yards. Sterling Shepard is proving to be worth the second round pick that the Giants used on him in this year's NFL draft, leading New York with 8 catches for 117 yards while Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. we're not far behind with 4 for 91 and 8 for 86 respectively. The Giants defense may have only recorded two sacks on the day, but their special teams made the biggest impact, blocking a 35-yard Saints field goal attempt, and returning it for a touchdown courtesy of Janoris Jenkins.
Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 in September while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall. New York is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 week 3 matchups and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 home games. New York is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meeting of these two teams.
The Redskins looked lost in their first 2 home games, and that’s not good taking to the road against a Giants team that is playing with some confidence after winning two nailbiters. New York won’t want that for a third week in a row, so look for the G-men to put Washington away early, whether it’s a rivalry game or not.
Lay the points with New York.