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Thursday Night Football Preview: Avoiding the NFC East Basement

Can the Giants keep their momentum going after notching their first win of the season?

The Washington Redskins are coming off a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, while the New York Giants finally looked like their old selves in a convincing victory over the Houston Texans. On a short week, both teams are fighting to avoid a 1-3 start and the NFC East basement.

According to our metrics, the Redskins rank in the top 10 in both offense and defense. So why the 1-2 start? Special teams have been crippling to this team. Meanwhile, the Tom Coughlin-led Giants will surely take advantage of this on a short week. Look for at least one splash play on a Giants return in this matchup.

Aside from special teams, it seems that the Redskins have the advantage in this contest tonight at home, but let's take a look at the numbers to see who will win this NFC East matchup.

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