The Giants come into this game fresh from a disappointing blowout loss to the Denver Broncos in their opener. Star running back Saquon Barkley is still a bit limited coming off of knee surgery. Starting quarterback Daniel Jones has been a turnover machine since joining Big Blue. In 28 games played since he came into the league, Jones has tossed 22 interceptions and fumbled 30 times. Needless to say, that won’t get the job done in the NFL. The Giants are 8-20 in the games Jones has played. If substantial strides aren’t made this year, it’s questionable whether Jones will still be the quarterback for the Giants in 2022.
Speaking of quarterback issues, Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington has continued his long tradition of having the starting quarterback injured everywhere he goes. Unfortunately for Fitzpatrick, this year he was the starting quarterback. Downed by a hip injury in week one, Fitzpatrick will be out for an extended period of time, opening the door to Taylor Heinicke seizing the job. Like Fitzpatrick, Heinicke is a mobile quarterback long on grit and moxie but short on upper level talent. With an outstanding defense and some nice young weapons on offense, the Washington Football Team is probably a good quarterback away from becoming one of the NFL’s elite teams, but it is questionable whether they have a quarterback on the roster that can take them to great heights.
It’s the Giants and the Football Team in a NFC East showdown on Thursday Night Football. Enjoy the game everybody.