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Redskins vs. Giants Week 17: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch and Betting Odds

Redskins vs. Giants Week 17: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch and Betting Odds

The Washington Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention long ago, and the only on-field impact Week 17 will have on the organization is in the form of draft order.

Still, there are plenty of reasons to tune in, including some real motivation for the players to perform well in their final appearances of the season. We've all been following the Kirk Cousins contract saga for years, and he will definitely want to show out in what amounts to a final audition before his big pay day.

He's not the only one playing for his next contract, whether in D.C. or elsewhere. Even for those whose financial futures are secure, there's something else on the line: pride.

It may seem like a 1-game difference in the final standings doesn't matter too much, and those who are looking ahead to mock draft season may even be pulling for another loss to improve the team's position.  But nobody want wants to play for a losing team, and pulling the team's record to 8-8 would mean something to the players who came in and gave it their all for the last 6 months.

With final records of 8-7-1 and 9-7 the last two years, a .500 season doesn't exactly represent growth. Still, it's far preferable to a losing season, especially if the final statement is a win over a division rival.

If nothing else, enjoy getting to watch your favorite players represent your favorite team while you can. Nothing lasts forever in the NFL, and we as fans only get 16 football Sundays each year.

Even in a lost season marred by injury and tough luck, there's something special about every NFL season, and watching the Redskins win their 3rd straight game would leave a much better taste in our mouths heading into the long, cold offseason.

But before the Redskins visit the Giants on New Years Eve, here's everything you need to know about their final game of the season.

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Week 17 Redskins at Giants

Who: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

What: Week 17 of the 2017 NFL season

When: Sunday, December 31, 1 p.m. ET

TV Channel: FOX

Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (Try for free)

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Betting Odds: According to OddsShark.com, the Redskins are 3-point favorites over the New York Giants.

Washington Redskins 2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1 (Sun. 9/10): 30-17 loss vs. Eagles (0-1)

Week 2 (Sun. 9/17): 27-20 win at Rams (1-1)

Week 3 (Sun. 9/24): 27-10 win vs. Raiders (2-1)

Week 4 (Mon. 10/2): 29-20 loss at Chiefs (2-2)

Week 5 (Sun. 10/8): BYE WEEK

Week 6 (Sun. 10/15): 26-24 win vs. 49ers (3-2)

Week 7 (Mon. 10/23): 34-24 loss at Eagles (3-3)

Week 8 (Sun. 10/29): 33-19 loss vs. Cowboys (3-4)

Week 9 (Sun. 11/5): 17-14 win at Seahawks (4-4)

Week 10 (Sun. 11/12): 38-30 loss vs. Vikings (4-5)

Week 11 (Sun. 11/29): 34-31 OT loss at Saints (4-6)

Week 12 (Thurs. 11/23): 20-10 win vs. Giants (5-6)

Week 13 (Thurs. 11/30): 38-14 loss at Cowboys (5-7)

Week 14 (Sun. 12/10): 30-13 loss at Chargers (5-8)

Week 15 (Sun. 12/17): 20-15 win vs. Arizona Cardinals (6-8)

Week 16 (Sun. 12/24): 27-11 win vs. Denver Broncos (7-8)

Week 17 (Sun. 12/31): at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m.

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Need to Know: Five players who are wild cards for the 2018 Redskins

Need to Know: Five players who are wild cards for the 2018 Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 19, seven days before the 2018 NFL draft.  

Five wild cards for the 2018 Redskins

We know what to expect out of many members of the Redskins. Ryan Kerrigan will register between 10 and 13 sacks. Zach Brown will be among the league leaders in tackles. Jamison Crowder will compile about 800 yards receiving. But we really don’t know what to expect out of a lot of the players expected to play key roles. Here are five of them.

S Montae Nicholson—Although most of the uncertainty surrounding Nicholson is about his health, we really don’t know what he can do over a full season. Sure, he looked good in the six games he played last year but opposing offenses did not have much of a chance to probe his weaknesses. If he stays healthy, his ability to adjust to what the offenses are doing against him will be the next phase of his development. 

CB Fabian Moreau—As a rookie, he was impressive as a punt team gunner, but he got very limited playing time on defense (59 snaps, only seven after Week 5). The Redskins will be counting on him stepping into a bigger role after the departures of Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller. He has the tools but we won’t know how well he can handle the job until he gets extended playing time. 

WR Maurice Harris—Last year he went from spectacular to invisible in a hurry. He made a sensational catch for 36 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings the first time he was targeted. In five games after that, he had just three receptions for 26 yards. Should he have had more playing time (76 snaps)? Or did he just not earn more targets? The real Maurice Harris should come to the forefront in 2018.

NT Phil Taylor—You know the story here. He was looking great in training camp until a quad injury sidelined him for the season. Taylor is healthy enough for the Redskins to give him another chance but this is a player who has not taken the field since November of 2014. We simply don’t know what to expect out of him even if he does make into Week 1 in good health. 

RB Samaje Perine—His play improved as the year went on but he wasn’t good enough to keep both Jay Gruden and Doug Williams from saying that running back is a draft need. Ideally, he shares carries with the probable draft pick with a few going to Chris Thompson and they combine to rush for 1,800 yards. 

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Days until:

—OTAs start (5/22) 33
—Training camp starts (7/26) 98
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 143

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Is the Redskins’ starter at left guard already on the roster?

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Is the Redskins’ starter at left guard already on the roster?

The Redskins have checked off a number of their “needs” boxes that they had when the season began. But there are two holes that remain. 

One is nose tackle. Of course, that has been an issue since 2010. The Redskins may have obtained part of the solution when the brought back Phil Taylor last week and most believe that more help will come in the draft. 

The other need, the one at left guard, also may be a work in progress. Or, perhaps they think they have the solution on the depth chart. 

The team does not put out a depth chart before training camp but if they did distribute one right now they would have Arie Kouandjio as the starting left guard. That is cause for consternation among many Redskins fans and based on some of his past play the low confidence level is justified. 

Kouandjio was a fourth-round pick in 2015. He played sparingly his first two years in the league, getting two fill-in starts in 2016. In training camp last year, he spent a lot of time playing with the third team and it was no surprise when he was one of the final cuts. The team kept undrafted rookie Tyler Catalina instead. 

Kouandjio caught on with the Ravens’ practice squad but when injuries started to pile upon the O-line in Week 8, the Redskins brought him back. Two days after he was signed he played 22 snaps at left guard against the Cowboys. 

In all, he played in eight games, starting six of them. He allowed three sacks, which is the same number that Brandon Scherff gave up, but Scherff played about twice as many snaps. 

What about 2018? Word from John Keim is that Kouandjio has changed his training to focus on lower-body strength and agility. He knows that he has a chance to establish himself in the NFL and he’s doing what he can to take advantage of it. 

Another option at left guard is 31-year-old Tony Bergstrom, who was re-signed earlier this week. He has played for four teams in six years in the league and has started seven games including three at center for the Redskins. Like Kouandjio, he may not be the ideal solution but perhaps a passable option. 

The whole picture here could up be upended in the draft if the Redskins use one of their top picks on a guard. There has been plenty of chatter about Ohio State center Billy Price going to the Redskins in the second round. He may not last that long. If he’s there, however, the Redskins have to seriously consider him. 

The team may go through the draft and perhaps OTAs and minicamp with what they have now. If it doesn’t look like they have a starting caliber player in place they then could reach out to the free agent market and bring in someone like Alex Boone

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