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Thursday Night Football: Washington Redskins v. New York Giants

Two NFC East rivals will lock horns tonight. Watch the game and join the conversation right here on Battle Red Blog.

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New York Giants (0-2)

The lights of MetLife Stadium will illuminate a New York Giants team that has started their season 0-2 for the third consecutive year.  Much like the Texans, they have an opportunity to reverse things and rise to the top of a division that is an utter disaster early in the season.  The Cowboys (2-0) lost quarterback Tony Romo to an injury in last week's game as he suffered a broken clavicle.  The team placed Romo on "injured reserve / designated to return," and he won't be back any earlier than Week 11.  They also lost Dez Bryant to injury in the season-opener with a broken metatarsal, and he is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.  The Eagles are 0-2 and look like reheated vomit.  If they don't figure out how to get that offense working, they might go without a single victory this year.  Rounding out the division, the Redskins (1-1) are floundering after benching Robert Griffin III for Kirk Cousins.

So the opportunity is there.  If the Giants can sort things out, they can take advantage of a division in a state of flux.

Washington Redskins (1-1)

They beat the Rams (1-1) last week 24-10, but they lost their season opener to the Dolphins (1-1) in a close game by a score of 17-10.  Jay Gruden's offense doesn't scare anyone, with Kirk Cousins being mildly productive while still making routine mistakes under center.  They lead the NFL in rushing with 331 yards, but who will be their primary running back?  In Week One, Alfred Morris rushed for 121 yards, yet only netted 59 last week.  In Week Two, Matt Jones led the way with 123 yards after only getting 28 yards rushing the first week.  Gruden seems to be all over the place with game-planning, so tonight it will be interesting to see if he settles things down a bit and develops some consistency.

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That's your preview for tonight's game.  The pool is open, the beer is cold, and don't forget to tip your panda.

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