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A NFC East matchup is this week's Thursday Night Football game, with the New York Giants visiting the Washington Football Team.
Both squads went through the short week following Week 1 losses at home on Sunday. New York fell in a lackluster performance on both sides of the ball to the Denver Broncos, while Washington saw quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick exit with a hip injury.
Now Taylor Heinicke, who started last year's postseason game for the reigning division champs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Washington's starter for the foreseeable future.
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His counterpart, the Giants' Daniel Jones, will look to offer any signs of improvement in his third year of NFL action.
What time does Giants vs. Washington start?
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
What TV channel is Washington vs. Giants on?
The game will be shown on NFL Network.
How can I live stream Giants vs. Washington?
The game will be streamed through NFL Network and FuboTV.
Giants vs. Washington betting odds
The Washington Football Team (-180) is a 3.5-point favorite over the Giants (+145), according to Tipico Sportsbook. The points total as of Wednesday afternoon was 40.5.
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23. Panthers (23): QB Sam Darnold's relaunch and RB Christian McCaffrey's return understandably commanded a lot of attention, but Carolina's defense opened the season with a stifling performance (6 sacks, 252 yards allowed).
21. Washington (19): QB Ryan Fitzpatrick set record by making a Week 1 start for his sixth different club before sustaining a hip injury likely to cost him at least half the season. But it could be a silver lining for the WFT as it takes an extended look at Taylor Heinicke, who could have a long-term future here.
15. Broncos (18): Their .683 winning percentage in Week 1 is the NFL's best since the 1970 merger, but it hasn't helped them finish a season above .500 since 2016. But this team looks dangerous ... and classy, coach Vic Fangio wearing an FDNY hat on the sideline Sunday.
11. 49ers (9): Are they the team that led Detroit 38-10 through 2½ quarters, or the one that held on for a 41-33 win ... and is already dealing with another rash of injuries after losing CB Jason Verrett to a torn ACL while hoping RB Raheem Mostert (knee) can return by midseason?
9. Cowboys (14): Encouraging start for QB Dak Prescott after shining in his first game in 11 months ... though far less encouraging start for a rebooted defense that merely needs to be average but didn't reach that bar in Tampa despite generating four turnovers.
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8. Steelers (17): They were hardly dominant in upset of Buffalo, but tough defense, a re-commitment to the run and opportunistic special teams could carry Pittsburgh a long way once again.
6. Seahawks (10): Glass half empty -- QB Russell Wilson was sacked three more times (for shame, O-line). Glass half full -- the defense shone in Indianapolis and notched three sacks of its own. Given what just happened to their next opponent, Tennessee, expect D to take sack lead after Week 2.
5. Saints (16): New NBC football analyst Drew Brees kidded (right?) Sunday night that "I guess apparently this is what the Saints have been missing." He was referring to QB successor Jameis Winston, who struck downfield -- a capability that should open up the entire attack and especially help RB Alvin Kamara. Is this offense actually better? So far, so good given what New Orleans just did to the Packers ... and under suboptimal circumstances.
3. Rams (6): The Matthew Stafford-Sean McVay marriage appeared all it was cracked up to be ... through one game anyway. Stafford's Week 1-best 156.1 QB rating is the highest in league history for a player debuting with a new team.
2. Chiefs (2): The re-engineered offensive line generally held up well -- particularly given three players with zero NFL experience were debuting -- as did Kansas City's proclivity to fall into double-digit holes before dramatically climbing out of them.
1. Buccaneers (1): Poor start by a defense that was the true Super Bowl 55 MVP. But when you've got QB Tom Brady and a cast of offensive skill players that could have served as the starting lineup in the 2017 Pro Bowl, OK for the D to take an early mulligan.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: New York Giants at Washington Football Team: Time, TV, odds, streaming info for Thursday Night NFL game
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