The Giants and the Redskins had a highly anticipated matchup on Thursday Night Football. The game ended up being a thriller with the Giants coming out victorious, but Washington’s Twitter account didn’t seem to enjoy the outcome.
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On Thursday Night Football, the Washington Football Team defeated their division foe New York Giants in spectacular manner. After missing the field goals the first time, the WFT earned another chance after a Giants lineman stepped offside. WFT’s kicker converted his second field goal attempt to give his side the victory. However, the greatest part may have occurred after the game. That’s when the WFT Twitter account went on a rant over the Giants’ defeat.
The Washington Redskins celebrate a 30-29 victory against the New York Giants | Photo courtesy of Rob Carr/Getty Images
Week 2’s Thursday Night Football showdown may not have been the finest of the NFL season so far. However, it was undoubtedly one of the most thrilling and dramatic results to date.
Following the exciting Monday Night Football matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens, the league was treated to another entertaining contest. The Washington Football Team defeated the New York Giants 30-29 in the end. It wasn’t exactly terrific football to get there, but it was a good night.
The game was a back-and-forth battle in the fourth quarter, with six lead changes and six scoring drives. An (nearly) game-winning score by Giants WR Darius Slayton was dropped in the last stanza, as was a (almost) game-ending interception by WFT QB Taylor Heinicke.
The turning point, though, occurred in the third quarter. After going up 19-14, Giants coach Joe Judge made an inexplicable decision not to go for two. It was because of this judgment that the WFT was able to win the game on a last-second field goal.
Even though it wasn’t beautiful, a victory is a win. Even better is a divisional victory, particularly when your team’s social media account gets to trash talk afterward.
Following the victory, the WFT Twitter account took a nasty (and funny) jab at the Giants.
The majority of professional sports teams’ social media profiles are very uninteresting. Interviews are aired, team activities are promoted, and flattering stories about the players and coaches are published. It’s unusual for an account to become viral after making a funny post. After the team’s late-game victory over the Giants, the Washington Football Team’s Twitter account did just that.
A footage from the classic game show Deal or No Deal was shown in the delightfully cruel tweet. One of the models in the presentation opens her case in it. When she sees what’s inside, she gets a pained expression on her face.
In the instance, however, instead of a monetary number, the Giants’ current 2021 record is shown as “0-2.” The candidate walks out, disgusted, with a New York Giants logo overlaid on his face, as presenter Howie Mandell grabs his head in fear.
It was an excellent way to criticize your division opponent, particularly in a division where they are the only club who doesn’t seem to be improving this season.
The NFC East is no longer known as the ‘Least’ in the league.
In 2020, the Washington Football Team, the reigning NFC East champion, was one of the worst playoff teams in NFL history.
The WFT was just the fifth club in NFL history to make the playoffs, and only two of those teams (the 4-5 Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions) did it during the strike-shortened 1982 season. According to NBC Sports, the other postseason losers were the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and the 7-8-1 Carolina Panthers in 2014.
Imagine what it’s like to be one of the worst playoff teams in history if you’re one of the three teams that wouldn’t be able to beat Washington out for that mandatory postseason berth.
The division seems to be considerably better in 2021.
The Giants are still the Giants, and they’re in the midst of a major rebuilding project (as Thursday showed). The other three clubs, on the other hand, should improve this season.
The Dallas Cowboys have gotten their top quarterback Dak Prescott back after a horrific injury last season, and that should be enough to improve the team. The Philadelphia Eagles defense seems to have improved from last season, and second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to have improved as well, despite the fact that it has only been one game.
Although Washington lost its main quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick, Heinicke showed on Thursday that he is capable of managing and even winning NFL games.
While none of the NFC East clubs are probable Super Bowl candidates, at least a couple of them have a chance to win a few games this season. That should be enough to dethrone the NFC East as the league’s “worst” division, and enable another division to take its place.
After one week of games, it seems like the AFC South and NFC North will battle for the division championship this season.
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