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The anti-Giants bet that’s winning 88% of the time

It’s widely understood the Giants have been awful on offense. Not much publicity has been given their consistently poor starts. Does this team even prepare for its opponents? Sharp bettors know the Giants are 1-7 straight up and against the spread in first halves this season. That means betting against the Giants at first-half lines

Odell Beckham somehow thinks the Giants can still enter playoffs

Odell Beckham somehow thinks the Giants can still enter playoffs

His comeback season has been prolific in some ways, disappointing in others and an abject failure in terms of wins and losses. In the eight games that remain, Odell Beckham Jr. sees no reason why he cannot be more dynamic than ever. “Honestly I feel I’m in the best shape of my life,’’ a relaxed

Jets season reaches point of no return in Miami: Report

Sam Darnold, Brock Osweiler and Avery Williamson

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The calendar has flipped to November, and the Jets know if there is any hope of making a playoff push, that time has arrived. “In my experience, November and December is where teams really make pushes,” said wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who won a Super Bowl in Seattle. “Obviously, we would

Anything less than 5-5 is a jet failure

Anything less than 5-5 is a jet failure

This has not exactly been a season of pressure points for the Jets. Sunday in South Florida against the reeling Dolphins, losers of four of their past five games, having allowed an average of 33.4 points per game in that span and playing with a backup quarterback, represents the first. The following Sunday at home

49ers running back’s arm bends in frightening way

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert suffered a gruesome injury Thursday night during the team’s blowout win against the Oakland Raiders. Mostert was carrying the ball in the third quarter when he was tripped up on what appeared to be a routine play. Mostert appeared to try to brace himself with his right forearm.

Three surprises from Michigan Football so far in 2018

With the Michigan Wolverines sitting at 7-1 at the bye week and No. 5 in the country, I can’t say I am overly shocked. With the assistant coaching upgrades, Shea Patterson rolling into town, veteran leadership and talent all across the board, results were on the way. But there still have been some things that have me surprised —

Report: Saquon Barkley has one word for this Giants disaster

Report: Saquon Barkley has one word for this Giants disaster

In his final two seasons at Penn State, Saquon Barkley lost a total of five games. Through his first seven NFL games, Barkley has seen the Giants lose six times. “It sucks,” Barkley said Thursday of the Giants’ season. “I’m not gonna lie to you. It sucks being 1-6 right now. Everybody in the locker

Eli Manning is headed for bench – it’s just a matter of when

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, and Manning is not going anywhere. But sentiment must be removed from the process. He threw for 399 yards with no interceptions and compiled a passer rating of 113.8 Monday night in Atlanta. Yet the Giants had six points through three quarters in a 23-20 loss. Manning has one year remaining on a contract that will count $23.2 million on the 2019 salary cap. It is far more likely this is his final year with the Giants than it is he will return and the Giants will absorb that salary-cap hit on a fading 38-year old. “You just have to see how everything unfolds,’’ Lauletta said. “We’re still gonna fight like hell to win the division, and Eli’s the quarterback for now. I’m gonna support him and help him. We’re still trying to win games, and coaches feel Eli’s the best quarterback and gives us the best chance to win, so until that clock hits zero he’s gonna be the guy.’’ Next up for Shurmur is to find the rookie practice reps with the starting offense, then determine the right time and place for him to make his debut. The Giants are headed for a high pick in the 2019 draft pick, and if Oregon’s Justin Herbert declares, he could be next in line. Until then, the Giants need to know what they have. The future is not Eli Manning.

The call has not yet been made for Kyle Lauletta to start warming up in the bullpen. But he should be getting loose. The record of 1-6 and the trades the past two days of cornerback Eli Apple and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks’’ Harrison are clear signs the Giants are looking beyond this miserable season and rebuilding for the

Darnold sounds cold alarms that even the Vikings noticed

Darnold sounds cold alarms that even the Vikings noticed

On the kind of 39-degree, wind-chilled day Sam Darnold had never encountered on the West Coast, the rookie quarterback of the Jets looked and played Darn Cold. Darnold (17-for-42, 206 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) has offered precocious evidence he will be a pressure-proof quarterback, but on a day when his teammates were crumbling and

Todd Bowles Said the Magic Words That Get Coaches Fired

Todd Bowles Said the Magic Words That Get Coaches Fired

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Back in the Yankees’ bad, old days, when George Steinbrenner used to change managers more regularly than he would his blue blazers, there was one skipper who was nice enough to do the heavy lifting for him. That was Bucky Dent, erstwhile franchise hero, who by 1990 was an embattled manager but

Jared Goff’s Genius Masking Rams $76M Defensive Woes

Jared Goff's Genius Masking Rams $76M Defensive Woes

After winning the NFC West with the league’s highest-scoring offense a year ago, the Los Angeles Rams set out to improve their defense. They were wildly aggressive in adding veteran difference-makers, signing Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib and trading for Marcus Peters. Add the six-year, $135 million megadeal given to defensive lineman Aaron Donald just before the season began,