The Washington Football Team and the Giants are fighting for their first win of the 2021 tonight on "Thursday Night Football."
After Ryan Fitzpatrick’s hip injury on Sunday, Washington’s Taylor Heinicke will make his first start since the 2020 NFL playoffs. Heinicke stepped in for Fitzpatrick against the Chargers, completing 11 of 15 passes for a total of 122 yards and a touchdown.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones still needs to prove himself worthy of staying with the Giants after Sunday’s loss to the Broncos. Saquon Barkley’s performance last week was another letdown for the Giants — he rushed for just 26 yards on 10 carries and was questionable Thursday with a knee injury.
Washington has lost to the Giants in its last five meetings, but enters Week 2 as a 3.5-point favorite in the NFC East matchup.
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Giants vs. Washington score
Giants 7 10 - - -
Washington 0 14 - - -
Giants vs. Washington live updates, highlights from 'Thursday Night Football'
End of first half: Giants 10, Washington 14
9:48 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. McKissic rushes the ball in for Washington's second scoring play of the game. :21 seconds remain in the half. Extra point is good.
9:47 p.m. — Giants call their third and final timeout with Washington on third-and-goal on the 2-yard line.
9:44 p.m. — McLaurin catches the ball for a 10-yard gain and ends up on the 11-yard line with :39 seconds remaining in the half.
9:44 p.m. — Washington has a successful first yard drive attempt as they inch closer to the redzone.
9:43 p.m. — McKissic was ruled one-yard short. Washington is on third down on the New York 29-yard line.
9:42 p.m. — Washington's J.D. McKissic trips around the first down line, so the play goes under review.
9:38 p.m. — As the clock ticks towards the two-minute warning, Adam Humphries advances 12 more yards for Washington as they enter New York's territory.
9:37 p.m. — Logan Thomas makes his first big catch of the day. Washington gains 24 yards and end up on the 50-yard line.
9:36 p.m. — Antonio Gibson catches for a Washington first down on their on 26-yard line.
Giants 10, Washington 7
9:34 p.m. — FIELD GOAL. Graham Gano's 23-yard field goal is good for three more Giants points.
9:33 p.m. — Shepard advances six yards, but it isn't enough for a Giants touchdown. New York brings out their kicking squad.
9:29 p.m. — Jones runs for 36 yards making it into the end zone, but the touchdown is called back after a hold is called on Giants' C.J. Board. The Giants end up on Washington's 22-yard line.
9:28 p.m. — Elijhaa Penny completes his first drive of 2021 resulting in a Giants first down. This is the first Giants first down this quarter.
9:27 p.m. — Giants call their second timeout before their third down and one-yard play.
9:22 p.m. — Cosmi's penality makes getting a first down too tough for Washington. They lose the ball after three attempts.
9:20 p.m. — Washington's Sam Cosmi flagged for roughness, getting a 15-yard penalty and making Washington have a first down and 22-yard attempt.
9:16 p.m. — Jonathan Allen gets his second sack of the night, taking down Jones on third down causing the Giants to lose the ball after a three and done drive.
Giants 7, Washington 7
9:10 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Following a McLaurin first down, McLaurin catches an 11-yard throw to put Washington on the board. Tied ball game.
9:07 p.m. — Washington follows it up with another first down by Antonio Gibson.
9:06 p.m. — Washington opens up the second quarter with a failed third and one yard attempt. They went for the fourth down, then getting the first down.
End of first quarter: Giants 7, Washington 0
9:02 p.m. — Terry McLaurin catches the ball for a gain of 12 yards and another Washington first down.
9:00 p.m. — Washington makes their first first down of the game. Dyami Brown makes the 22-yard catch.
8:55 p.m. — Down goes Jones on third down from a Chase Young assisted sack. The Giants lose the ball and get pushed out of field goal territory.
8:53 p.m. — Giants call their first timeout of the game.
8:51 p.m. — Barkley rushes for a 41-yard first down. This is the confidence the Giants needed.
8:47 p.m. — Gates is carted off the field with a lower leg injury. He received a round of applause from the crowd. This is a big loss for the Giants.
8:45 p.m. — Play pauses as Giants center Nick Gates looks hurt on the field.
8:40 p.m. — Washingotn has another unsuccessful possession. Three downs and they're done.
Giants 7, Washington 0
8:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Jones rushes in six yards for the first touchdown of the game. The Giants had 11 plays for 71 yards.
8:33 p.m. — Washington's Chase Young is flagged for roughing the passer, automatic first down for the Giants.
8:32 p.m. — Jones takes matters into his own hands and runs for a 15-yard gain and first down. The Giants land on Washington's 14-yard line.
8:30 p.m. — Jones' sack is followed by a 12-yard first down pass caught by Sterling Shepard. The Giants are now in field goal territory.
8:30 p.m. — And, already a Giants sack. Jonathan Allen takes down the quarterback for a loss of two yards.
8:29 p.m. — Kenny Golladay advances 17 more yards for another Giants first down, as New York enters Washington territory.
8:28 p.m. — Kyle Rudolph catches Daniel Jones' 12-yard throw for a Giants first down, the first first down of the game.
8:27 p.m. — Saquon Barkley gets the first rushing drive of the game, advancing five yards for the Giants on their 26-yard line.
8:25 p.m. — Azeez Ojulari of the Giants sacks Heinicke and Washington loses the ball.
8:24 p.m. — Taylor Heinicke's first throw of the day is incomplete to Logan Thomas and is almost picked up by the Giants.
8:23 p.m. — DeAndre Carter returns the ball for Washington for 22 yards as the second week of NFL kickoffs.
How to watch Giants vs. Washington
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
TV channels: NFL Network
Live stream: NFL Network, fuboTV
The Giants and Washington kickoff will be at 8:20 p.m. ET. Pregame coverage will be on the local NBC Sports affiliates in New York and Washington starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Thursday night's game will be played at FedEx Field in Prince George’s County, Md.
'Thursday Night Football' schedule 2021
Week Date Matchup TV channel
2 Sept. 16 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Network
3 Sept. 23 Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Network
4 Sept. 30 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Network
5 Oct. 7 Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams Fox, NFLN, Amazon
6 Oct. 14 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Network
7 Oct. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Fox, NFLN, Amazon
8 Oct. 28 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers Fox, NFLN, Amazon
9 Nov. 4 Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets Fox, NFLN, Amazon
10 Nov. 11 Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens Fox, NFLN, Amazon
11 Nov. 18 Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Fox, NFLN, Amazon
12 Nov. 25 New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Bills Fox, NFLN, Amazon
13 Dec. 2 New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys Fox, NFLN, Amazon
14 Dec. 9 Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Fox, NFLN, Amazon
15 Dec. 16 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Fox, NFLN, Amazon
16 Dec. 23 Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Network
16 Dec. 25 (Saturday) Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns Fox, NFLN, Amazon
16 Dec. 25 (Saturday) Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Network