The New York Giants finally got a win under their belts last week with a very important road win over the Houston Texans. Rashad Jennings came to play and simply ran over the Texans defense with 176 yards on 34 carries including a touchdown. Victor Cruz also had his best game of the season with 107 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Texans had only given up 20 total points in their first two games of the season, so this 30 point effort from the Giants is really encouraging for the team moving forward after struggling offensively in their first two games.
The Redskins weren’t able to follow up their strong second week performance against a strong Eagles team. Kirk Cousins still had a ridiculous game with 427 yards and 3 touchdowns and he makes me believe that this Redskins could actually be decent this year with RG3 on the sidelines.
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Giants vs Redskins Odds
Giants +3.5 -106
Redskins -3.5 -185
Over 45 -108
Under 45 -102
The Giants really picked up their game last week and I think this team is much better than their first two week performances. The Redskins have been strong against the run this year, but Rashad Jennings is playing some of the best football of his career and it will be essential that the Giants still get him a lot of touches to test the Redskins run defense and to open up holes for Eli and his less than ideal receiving corps.
I’m expecting Larry Donnell to once again get a lot of looks from Manning in this match up. The Redskins have been allowing a lot of yards and touches to tight ends this year and I think Donnell will be able to help the Giants move the ball in this game.
Add in another decent game from Victor Cruz and the Giants should have enough fire power to really test the Redskins defense in every aspect of the game.
All of that said the Giants are going to have to have another great defensive game to keep the Redskins out of the endzone. Kirk Cousins has looked very good in both games he’s played this season and Pierre Garcon + DeSean Jackson are a solid WR pairing. Alfred Morris hasn’t been overly effective so far this year and if the Giants can keep him to under 80 yards rushing I really like the Giants chances in this game.
Look for the Giants to bounce back from an awful first two games of the season, build on week 3 and be back to .500 after this game against their division rivals in Washington.
Play: Giants +170 @ 5Dimes.eu.