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 NFL matchup for Thursday's season-opener (team stats from 2007):
Thursday, Sept. 4
WASHINGTON (9-7) At NY GIANTS (10-6)
7 p.m. EDT, NBC
OPENING LINE - Giants by 4.
RECORD VS. SPREAD (2007) - Washington 7-8-2; New York 14-6.
SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 85-61-4.
LAST MEETING - Redskins 22, Giants 10, Dec. 16, 2007.
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (12), PASS (14)
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (4), PASS (16)
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (4), PASS (21)
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (11)
ight away games, including four in postseason to take third Super Bowl title ... Defense is without star ends Michael Strahan (retired) and Osi Umenyiora (IR, knee injury), which could damage league-leading pass rush ... QB Eli Manning became second Giant (Phil Simms) to throw for more than 3,000 yards and get 20 TD passes for three straight seasons ... WR Plaxico Burress finally practicing after ankle problems, comes off team-high 70 catches and career-best 12 touchdowns.

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