On Friday, Gruden explained McLaurin’s status as a game-time decision, along with right guard Brandon Scherff: “I think Terry and Brandon will both probably come down to an hour before the game, see how they’re doing. We’ll get a good workout in before the game and see where they’re at.”
And let’s not forget about the Giants’ defense. They’ll give you a nice 128 yards on the ground, good time to stick with the run and let Adrian Peterson go to work. It gets even better in the passing game, dead last in the NFL in yards allowed. Barring rookie wideout Terry McLaurin’s health - turn him loose and let him make fantasy team owners happy. The Giants also struggle to get pressure on the quarterback. Case Keenum is expected to start, he certainly could use breathing room after the Monday night debacle.
Collins’ stats are even more unique when comparing them to his previous seasons with the Giants. While this is the third time in his career that he has at least 20 tackles in the first three games, his 27 tackles are the most he has recorded through the first three games.
The Redskins defense flashed its potential by shutting out the Eagles for the first 25 minutes of and limiting the Bears to three points in the second half. However, the team must do a better job in third-down situations. Redskins’ opponents have converted a league-high 63% of their third downs. The Giants, who have an offense ranked 24th in the NFL and convert just 30.6% of third downs, present a golden opportunity for improvement.