NY Giants must win these 3 matchups to upset Washington Football Team

New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
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Thursday night, the NY Giants aim to avoid another 0-2 start, but must win these three matchups if New York is going to beat the Washington Football Team 

The season opener for the NY Giants was a complete disaster all around as the Giants dropped the game 27-13 to serious disappointment of an upbeat MetLife Stadium, and now face the daunting task of a Thursday night road trip trying to avoid an 0-2 hole against the Washington Football Team.

The Giants have to make a quick turnaround and head to FedExField and take on defending NFC East Champion Washington Football Team on Thursday night. The Giants do hold a five-game winning streak against their divisional rival, and Daniel Jones has not lost to them yet in his tenure.

If the NY Giants are going to pull off an upset, and improve to .500 with a win, New York will need to win these three key matchups:

Andrew Thomas vs Chase Young

On December 22, 2019, the NY Giants defeated Football Team in a game dubbed the “Chase Young Bowl”.

The win moved the NY Giants to the 4th draft spot, allowing Football Team to draft Young No. 2 overall.

The NY Giants countered at No. 4 by drafting LT from Georgia Andrew Thomas. This is now a matchup that could last for the next ten years. The 6-foot-5 former Ohio State star made 15 starts for Washington last year and totaled 44 tackles with 7.5 sacks.

While the NY Giants hopeful franchise left tackle struggled at the beginning of his rookie campaign, he showed flashes toward the end of the year of what the Giants need.Thomas played very well grading out with 87.6 on true pass sets for Week 1.

Now, Thomas was not going against the caliber of player he will see in Young as Bronco star Bradley Chubb was inactive. Thomas will most likely one on one with Young as the right side combo of Nate Solder and Matt Peart floundered week one and they will need help with corralling Montez Sweat.

If Thomas is who the NY Giants think he is, he will need to shut down Chase Young starting Thursday night.