>>Giants Hold Off Redskins on TNF
The Giants ended up on the wrong side of NFL history last week when they became the first team ever to start the regular season by blowing two straight double-digit leads in the fourth quarter.
The third time was the charm though for the Giants on Thursday as they held on to their fourth quarter double-digit lead to beat the Redskins 32-21 at MetLife Stadium.
Giants fans didn't have to panic in this game because New York actually extended its fourth-quarter lead against the Redskins, something the team couldn't do against either the Falcons or Cowboys.
In Week 1, the Giants led the Cowboys 23-13 in the fourth quarter before losing 27-26. In Week 2, the Giants led the Falcons 20-10 in the fourth quarter before losing 24-20.
This time around the Giants pushed an 18-6 lead to 25-6 before the Redskins tried to mount a small comeback.
On the Redskins' first possession of the game, the Giants forced a punt that running back Rashad Jennings would end up blocking.
The blocked punt would end up going out of the end zone to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead.
On the Redskins' second possession, Kirk Cousins got picked off by Prince Amukamara, an interception the Giants would turn into a touchdown and a 9-0 lead just four plays later.
That hot start helped New York win the game.
Andre Williams scored on a 1-yard run, Josh Brown kicked three field goals, and Beckham toasted Bashaud Breeland to settle matters. Randle had a 41-yard TD catch in the closing minutes, after which Washington's Rashad Ross returned the kickoff 101 yards for the final score.
Washington, which has lost five straight to the Giants, got field goals of 44 and 37 yards from Dustin Hopkins, but any thoughts of a comeback ended when Matt Jones fumbled on his way into the end zone with 9 1-2 minutes remaining. A late 4-yard TD pass to Chris Thompson and 2-point conversion brought the deficit to 11, then Randle made his scoring catch.
The victory provides some optimism for the Giants in the muddled NFC East, where Dallas is 2-0 but missing several stars, and Philadelphia is 0-2.
Manning was coolly efficient, finishing 23 of 31 for 279 yards. Beckham had seven receptions for 79 yards, and Randle had seven for 116.
New York was missing five starters, including top draft pick Ereck Flowers at left tackle and cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.
>>Rams Host Steelers Sunday
The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to add the NFL's second-leading rusher from a year ago to complement the league's current second-best rusher.
The St. Louis Rams are still waiting on the debut of rookie running back Todd Gurley.
Le'Veon Bell will make his season debut Sunday for the Steelers when they visit a Rams team that has struggled against the run.
Pittsburgh's DeAngelo Williams has 204 yards on the ground but he will likely give way to Bell, who returns from a two-game suspension following his arrest on DUI and marijuana charges last August.
Bell, who was second in the league with 1,361 yards in 2014, trimmed his body fat to 4 percent during the offseason. He adds a different dimension after leading all running backs with 854 yards receiving last year.
Gurley, the first running back chosen in the first round in three years and No. 10 overall selection in 2015, has yet to play following knee surgery. He worked with the first-team offense last week and looks close to getting on the field, though coach Jeff Fisher was non-committal on the issue.
St. Louis was held to 213 yards last weekend for the league's second-lowest total this year. Nick Foles was 17 of 32 for 150 yards and one TD.
>>Bears in Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks find themselves in a position they haven't been in four years, but they're not overreacting after two disappointing losses.
The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, would seem to have plenty of reasons to panic.
Playing in Seattle for the first time, the Seahawks look to win for the 27th time in 29 home games Sunday against Chicago.
Kam Chancellor reported Wednesday, ending his nearly eight-week holdout. Coming off his second straight second-team All-Pro selection, Chancellor has deflected 29 passes with eight interceptions in 61 starts since 2011.
The Seattle secondary, which limited opponents to an NFC-low 6.3 yards per attempt and an 80.4 passer rating last year, has given up 9.1 and 116.4 this year.
Jimmy Clausen was 14 of 23 for 121 yards with an interception in relief. He's 1-10 as a starter, and his 60.0 passer rating is the lowest among the 67 quarterbacks with at least 300 attempts since 2010, his rookie year.
With Clausen at the helm, Chicago figures to lean heavily on Matt Forte, whose 271 yards from scrimmage leads all running backs.
Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham figures to be able to take advantage of this matchup. He had just one reception for 11 yards against Green Bay, a letdown after he caught six passes for 51 yards and a score in his Seahawks debut.