The Giants were successful in their previous meeting against Tampa Bay, and they didn’t afford Tampa Bay any payback this time around. Last week, the Giants won a contest that couldn’t have been any closer, slipping by Tampa Bay 32-31. QB Daniel Jones earned his paycheck as he accumulated 336 passing yards and punched in two rushing TDs. Near the top of the highlight reel was Jones’ 75-yard TD bomb to TE Evan Engram in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Washington was the 41-21 winner over Chicago when they last met Dec. of 2016. Last Monday? They had no such luck. The Redskins lost to Chicago by a decisive 31-15 margin. Washington’s loss continues a disappointing trend for the squad, making it three in a row.
The Giants’ victory lifted them to 1-2 while Washington’s defeat dropped them down to 0-3. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Giants are stumbling into the matchup with the most passing yards allowed per game in the league, having given up 346 on average. Washington has experienced some defensive struggles of their own as they are third worst in the NFL in touchdowns allowed, with 11 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, New Jersey
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The Giants are a solid 3-point favorite against the Redskins.
N.Y. Giants and Washington both have four wins in their last eight games.
Dec 09, 2018 – N.Y. Giants 40 vs. Washington 16
Oct 28, 2018 – Washington 20 vs. N.Y. Giants 13
Dec 31, 2017 – N.Y. Giants 18 vs. Washington 10
Nov 23, 2017 – Washington 20 vs. N.Y. Giants 10
Jan 01, 2017 – N.Y. Giants 19 vs. Washington 10
Sep 25, 2016 – Washington 29 vs. N.Y. Giants 27
Nov 29, 2015 – Washington 20 vs. N.Y. Giants 14
Sep 24, 2015 – N.Y. Giants 32 vs. Washington 21
Sunday Night Football 2019 Live: The NFL makes it an even century tonight, kicking off its 100th season from Soldier Field. And NBC Sports Group kicks off its 14th season of Sunday Night Football.
The 2019 NFL season begins tonight with the NFL Kickoff Game featuring the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. This opener deviates from the standard practice of having the reigning Super Bowl champions host the first game of the new campaign, as it will instead showcasing two of the league’s most historic franchises to celebrate the start of the league’s 100th season. This also happens to be one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports, with tonight’s contest marking the 199th meeting of these clubs dating back to their first matchup in 1921. The Packers currently hold a slight, 97-95-6 lead in the series, but the Bears have won the most recent clash and will look to inch one step closer to evening up the rivalry tonight at home.
Oddsmakers are favoring Chicago to come away with the victory at Soldier Field, installing the squad as a three-point favorite. The Bears have come a long way since last year’s opener, as they were 7.5-point underdogs against this same Packers foe. Although Green Bay would ultimately win that game—a Sunday Night Football thriller in which Chicago squandered a 20-point lead—the Bears had no issues covering the spread and made it clear that they would be a contender that season, going on to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Although Chicago would ultimately suffer a heartbreak in the Wild Card game against the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, losing on a missed 43-yard field goal that hit both the upright and crossbar, the club appears poised to equal or even surpass its 12-4 record from last year and make an even deeper foray into the postseason. Vegas has the Bears at 12-1 to win the Super Bowl, tied with the Eagles and New Orleans Saints for best odds in the NFC and behind only the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs for top overall.
The Packers certainly won’t go down without a fight despite their status as ‘dogs in the 2019 NFL Kickoff Game. Green Bay is also a legitimate threat this year—getting 20-1 odds from the sportsbooks to win it all, putting the team in the upper echelon of contenders—and has a healthy, improved lineup compared to the one that limped to a 6-9-1 finish last season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Oddmakers have the Packers at even money to break that slump and get back in the postseason this year, but they’ll have their work cut out in a brutally tough NFC North division. Getting an upset on the road in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season will go a long way towards helping Green Bay’s chances of making a run this season.