The Washington Redskins are seven-point online betting favourites against the New York Giants, but this game has already achieved something the odds of which were pretty high, and that is bringing Joe Theismann and Lawrence Taylor back together in an NBC promo for the Thanksgiving day game. as you may remember, former Giants linebacker LT ended former Redskins QB Theismann’s career in 1985 when the former broke the latter’s leg in what the WaPo named “The Hit That No One Who Saw It Can Ever Forget.” Trust us, you’re better off if you missed it.
- Date: Thursday, 23rd November
- Time: 8:35 PM
- Venue: FedExField
- Online sportsbook odds:
New York Giants +7 (-105) 44½ (-105)
Washington Redskins -7 (-115) 44½ (-115)
The Blizzard of Oz
Remember in the Wizard of Oz when a tornado unexpectedly hit Kansas? That’s sort of what happened on Sunday when the Giants, as 10-point underdogs, unexpectedly upset the Chiefs 12-9, snapping a three-game SU and ATS losing streak. Two unlikely guys stepped up to the plate for the Blue Boys; namely offensive tackle Chad Wheeler and wide receiver Roger Lewis. Wheeler had had just two snaps on offense this season, but was promoted over Bobby Hart, who himself had been subbing for starter Justin Pugh. With help from tight ends Rhett Ellison and Evan Engram, Wheeler helped neutralize Kansas outside linebacker Justin Houston, who didn’t so much as graze Eli Manning. Lewis meanwhile caught three passes for a career-best 55 yards, including a 34-yard catch with 1:58 remaining in overtime to set up Aldrick Rosas’ go-ahead 23-yard field goal. It’s safe to say we’ll be seeing more of those two. online betting establishments may have give up on the Giants, but the Giants surely have not given up on themselves yet, which provides Manning, head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese with a new lease on life.
It’s a short road to recovery for the Redskins
The Skins lost a heartbreaker to the Saints, 31-34 in overtime on Sunday, wherein running back Chris Thompson did a Theismann and was carted off the field with a broken leg, though arguably the Redskins’ chances were left in even worse shape. “It’s brutal,” tight end Vernon Davis said. “It really is. But weeks like this, it can really test your character, test you as a man overall. Mentally, how will we respond? We have to really look at it that way and know it’s a tough week. Yeah, it’s tough but we have to respond well and do your job, what we were brought here to do.” The only saving grace was rookie running back Samaje Perine, who led the team with 117 rushing yards on 23 carries as well as his first rushing touchdown. Now the Skins have to “just go one week at a time,” as QB Kirk Cousins said. “It’s so cliché, but it’s the best way to operate.” Washington is 1-4 SU and 2-3 against the online betting spread in their last four games.