By Sally Fahey
The Redskins are 3-point dogs at Fed-Ex today against their NFC East rival New York Giants, and here’s the match-up that may decide the game:
Redskins WR Terry McLaurin vs. Giants CB Janoris Jenkins
Normally, the Giants’ top cornerback, a proven veteran, should be in prime position to deal with a rookie target.
These are not normal times. He is coming off a terrible performance, abused for 190 yards and three touchdowns by Mike Evans, and the 44-yard reception Jenkins gave up to Evans should have led to a game-winning field goal for the Buccaneers.
McLaurin, a third-round pick from Ohio State, is one of the few bright spots for the Redskins. He had 16 receptions for 257 yards and is the first player in NFL history with five-plus receptions and one touchdown reception in each of the first three games of his career.
He was slowed late in the week with a hamstring issue, though.