Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (1/9/22): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (1/9/22)

In the last week of the 2021 regular season, we get to watch the second meeting of the NFC East rivals, the Washington Football Team, and the New York Giants. Both teams have been ruled out of the playoffs but are still willing to fight their last fight against their division rivals. The Washington Football Team is entering this week feeling defeated after a potential comeback season with a four-game win streak that has been broken up with a four-game losing streak. The Giants are coming into this matchup defeated as well, with five straight losses in a row. The Giants have been missing their starting quarterback, and it has significantly impacted their play while Washington has lost its groove against other NFC East teams. This matchup will be a battle of wills to revisit their 30-29 Week 2 meeting. Will Washington be able to pull off the win again, or will the Giants sneak behind and go out on their season with a victory?

Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants Betting Odds

The rivalry between the Washington Football Team and the New York Giants has been live for 179 meetings over the years. For this game, Washington is expected to emerge victoriously. The Giants are on their third-string quarterback, leaving a huge disadvantage over Heinicke and Washington. Because of the QB substitution, DraftKings has placed the spread in favor of Washington with -7 (-110) and +7 (-110) for the Giants. Both teams have been struggling towards the end of this season and have difficulties covering the spread. In the Giants’ past five games, they have failed to cover every time and have failed to score over 10 points in four of the five games. Washington hasn’t had much success either with a 6-9-1 record against the spread, but they have had luck hitting the over bet on three out of four of their last road games. The over/under has been set pretty low at 37.5 points, which might still be out of reach for this matchup. The last time these two teams met, the total points scored was 59, which was 17.5 points over the bet, but at this point in the season, it would be surprising to see the electricity to put up those points from both teams.

My Prediction: Washington Wins 17-9, Washington covers, Under 37.5

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TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, January 9
Time: 1:30 PM PT
Location: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
TV Coverage: ESPN/ABC/ESPN+

Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants Live Stream

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Washington Football Team Analysis

The Washington Football Team has been one of the most unpredictable teams in the 2021 NFL season. They’ve beaten teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Las Vegas Raiders but took losses to almost everyone in their division. They had slim success against the New York Giants in Week 2 of the season, only skating by with a one-point victory. They may have an easier battle with the Giants’ offense in disarray as they attempt to take on the NFC East rivals once again. 

The leader of the offense is their quiet quarterback, Taylor Heinicke. This has been Heinicke’s fourth season in the NFL but is his first starting role. Entering Week 18, he has 3,299 passing yards, and 20 touchdown passes. Heinicke also has an impressive rushing ability when he’s under pressure. On the season, he has accumulated 310 rushing yards to escape the pocket. Against the Packers’ incredibly stressful blitz, he was able to rush for 95 yards. His most impressive game was in Week 2 against the New York Giants, where he threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns to take the win. Heinicke has been slowing down in his past few games of the season, so it will be debated if he will be able to have a similar game at Metlife Stadium to finish this season on a high note. 

Washington’s offense may not be the most explosive in the league, but the Heinicke-McLaurin duo can be dangerous to a struggling defense like the Giants. Terry McLaurin is the leading receiver for the Football Team, with 960 receiving yards on the season. The Giants’ defense struggled to keep McLaurin at bay during their last meeting when he went for 107 yards on eleven completions. McLaurin has had his better performances at the beginning of the season, so we’ll have to see if he’ll step it up again this weekend to show up against the Giants.

Washington Football Team Depth Chart

QB: Taylor Heinicke
RB1: Antonio Gibson
RB2: Wendell Smallwood
WR1: Adam Humphries
WR2: Terry McLaurin
WR3: Curtis Samuel
TE1: Ricky Seals-Jones

New York Giants Analysis

The New York Giants are ending their season on a five-week dry spell where they have floundered to put big points on the scoreboard. They’ve failed to score a touchdown in three of their last five games with the absence of Daniel Jones. The New York team has had three of their four wins at home, so maybe some New Jersey air can bring this team back to life and steal one last win for the season.

The Giants have had ongoing issues surrounding their quarterback position. They started the season with Daniel Jones, who led the team in 12 games and secured all four of the team’s wins. Unfortunately, Jones suffered from a neck injury and was benched to the sideline for the rest of the season. Mike Glennon took over in his place and has played (at least partially) in six games. In all six of Glennon’s performances, the Giants have taken a tough loss of at least 11 points. Glennon will not play in this matchup due to a season-ending wrist injury that will require surgery. For this matchup, the Giants will be starting Jake Fromm, the 2020 5th round draft pick from Georgia. Fromm has seen the field only twice for 107 yards in his young NFL career but is looking to make a name for himself this week. Fromm may be inexperienced with a 41.4% completion percentage, but he is the last hope for the New York Giants to finish their season on a high note.

Jake Fromm will not be getting much help from his offense since five of his offensive teammates are questionable going into this week. The biggest hits to the roster are Saquon Barkley and Kadarius Toney. A young quarterback will want to rely on the rush option to prevent turnovers, but Barkley is once again looking questionable with his ankle entering this matchup. Managers of the team may sit Barkley no matter what just to be cautious to not push more potential injuries onto their star player. The decision has not been made yet, but Barkley is a strong competitor who will want to see the field as much as possible. Kadarius Toney is questionable with a shoulder injury and has yet to practice this week. This leaves Fromm with Kenny Golladay as his best and almost only option. Golladay leads the team in receiving yards with 499 yards on 34 receptions. Washington’s defense will be all over Golladay, so he needs to focus on sticking to his routes and committing to his direction to help pull his team from the gutter.

New York Giants Depth Chart

QB: Daniel Jones
RB1: Saquon Barkley
RB2: Devontae Booker
WR1: Kadarius Toney
WR2: Darius Slayton
WR3: Sterling Shepard
TE1: Evan Engram

Maggie is a current political science major at the University of Oklahoma and wants to pursue a Masters Degree in Sports Management in her future. She has followed the NFL, MLB, and NCAA Men's Basketball all of her life. She's been very excited with NLCS appearances by the Dodgers, but is still patiently waiting and crossing her fingers for an AFC Championship from her Cleveland Browns. She even named her dogs "Dodger" and "Jackie" in support of her favorite MLB team and the legendary Jackie Robinson.

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