Week four of the NFL season is slated to begin on Thursday night with a nationally televised game. The Redskins will host the Giants in Landover in a battle of banged up teams. Earlier this week, Washington listed 17 players on its injury report, which is almost one-third of the active roster. New York is not as banged up, but they are dealing with some injuries too. The loser of this game will be in last place in the NFC East. We like the Giants on the road over the Redskins.
Giants looking to pound the football on the ground
New York’s running game flourished last week in a 30-17 win over the Houston Texans, the first of the season for the Giants. Rashad Jennings gained 176 yards on the ground as New York leaned on the run-game. Fans should look for more of the same on Thursday night, even with the Redskins having a depleted secondary. Eli Manning might be unleashed on Thursday night, but if the running game is successful, he might not get to throw much.
Redskins trying to patch a defense together tonight
Washington will need to put together a defensive unit Thursday after losing multiple players for the season in their week three loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall ruptured his Achilles and safety Duke Ihenacho broke his left foot. Both are out for the season. The offense is fairly healthy, which is why this game will be exciting. Kirk Cousins is enjoying his time as the starter with RGIII out.
On Thursday night, when the Redskins host the Giants, we will place our wager at TopBet.eu. At this online sportsbook, the Redskins are home chalk to win this game, but we still like the Giants. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on New York and the OVER 46 total points scored as they even their record at 2-2 early in the year.