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Who won Thursday Night Football in NFL Week 2?

The New York Giants visited the Washington Football Team in a game in which both teams were looking for their first win of the 2021 NFL regular season.

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Who won Thursday Night Football in NFL Week 2?
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A last-gasp field goal at the second attempt gave the Washington Football Team a dramatic first win of the season in their Week 2 NFL clash with the New York Giants on Thursday night.

Hopkins seals late win after Lawrence penalised

After missing with his initial attempt from 48 yards, Dustin Hopkins was given a second bite of the cherry five yards further forward when Giants defender Dexter Lawrence was penalised for jumping offside, and sent his kick through the posts to give Washington a 30-29 victory at FedEx Field.

The Football Team had begun their NFL campaign with a 20-16 defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, while NFC East rivals the Giants are now 0-2, having lost 27-13 to the Denver Broncos in their season opener last weekend.

QBs shine at FedEx Field

Before the frantic finale in Landover, the two quarterbacks had both impressed in an all-round lively match, with the Giants’ Daniel Jones throwing for 249 yards and a touchdown, and Washington’s Taylor Heinicke throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns on only his third ever NFL start.

The Washington Football Team's Taylor Heinicke looks to pass during the second quarter of Thursday's 30-29 win over the New York Giants.

Stats leaders in Giants 29-30 Washington

New York Giants

Passing: Daniel Jones - 22/32, 246 yards, one touchdown

Rushing: Daniel Jones - nine carries, 95 yards, one touchdown

Receiving: Sterling Shepard - nine catches, 94 yards

Washington Football Team

Passing: Taylor Heinicke - 34/46, 336 yards, two touchdowns

Rushing: Antonio Gibson - 13 carries, 69 yards

Receiving: Terry McLaurin - 11 catches, 107 yards, one touchdown

(Stats per NFL.com)

Up next…

In Week 3 of the NFL regular season, the Washington Football Team travel to Buffalo to face the Bills, while the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons. Both games are scheduled for 1pm EDT on Sunday 26 September.