Washington at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 ET
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: This could be a slugfest unless the Redskins decide to open it up; Bombs over Baghdad, as Clinton Portis would say. The Redskins didn't score 30 points once last season and averaged just 14 over their final eight games. The key is how productive new starting WR Malcolm Kelly, all 6-foot-4 of him, is against a beat-up New York secondary. Aaron Ross is out and Kevin Dockery (hamstring) may be too gimpy to play. Rookie Bruce Johnson will play a lot and Redskins QB Jason Campbell must take advantage of him. Campbell passed for 365 yards in the two New York games, but the offense scored just 14 points.
Portis ran for 84 yards in the season-opening loss to the Giants last year, but Washington was 6-1 in games in which he rushed for at least 85 yards. No secret what the Giants are going to do. They will come out and test big Albert Haynesworth with Brandon Jacobs and new sidekick, Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants plan to use some no-huddle offense to keep Big Albert puffing, and Corey Webster figures to isolate on Redskins WR Santana Moss. Chase Blackburn starts at weak-side linebacker for suspended Michael Boley.