Thursday Night Prediction

Posted: 09/25/2014 by levcohen in Football

We should see a real shootout tonight, as the New York Giants travel to Washington to face the Redskins. These NFC East showdowns are usually very high scoring, either because all four offenses in the division are prolific or because the four defenses stink (I’d tend to believe the latter). Both of these teams sit at 1-2, so this game has pretty big implications for both. We should get a sense of who is going to compete for the NFC East crown tonight.

New York Giants (1-2, 1-2 against the spread) at Washington Redskins (1-2, 2-1):
Spread: Redskins favored by 3
Over/under: 44
My prediction: The home team has blown out the visiting team in each of the first three Thursday Night Football games, as the smallest margin of victory was 20. I like the home team again here, although I don’t think it’s going to be the type of game that played out last week, when the Falcons absolutely obliterated the Buccaneers. Kirk Cousins looks good so far, as Washington was able to move the ball easily against the Eagles’ “defense”. Eli Manning has also been solid and probably has taken a bit too much flak. I think both teams will pile up yards but settle for some field goals, so the Redskins will take this one 27-20.
Redskins cover
Over

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