Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season begins Thursday with the New York Giants taking on the Washington Football Team. The Los Angeles Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups.
— Farmer's record last week: 7-9 (.438). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-9-1 (.400).
Times are Pacific. Lines according to FanDuel (O/U = over/under):
Giants (0-1) at Washington Football Team (0-1)
Thursday, 5:20 p.m.
Line: Washington by 3. O/U: 40 1/2.
With that abysmal offensive line, the Giants are going to have a hard time scoring. Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke hasn't looked as good as he has at times, and it's a short week.
Prediction: Washington 21, Giants 17
Texans (1-0) at Browns (0-1)
Sunday, 10 a.m.