The pressure is off coach Joe Judge and the New York Giants. Win No. 1 came Sunday with a heart-pounding 20-19 decision over Washington in game decided in the closing minutes. The questions about when was the most recent time the Giants opened a season with six straight losses (2013) and what was their worst start to a season (nine straight in 1976) have been shelved.
Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard fumble return with 3 1/2 minutes to play to give the Giants a 20-19 win over Washington on Sunday. Crowder did not mention an injury in a virtual conference call after the game.
An NFC East team is going to win on Thursday. Probably.