The decimation of the Giants receiving corps in final Sunday’s recreation towards the Chargers was merciless and weird punishment. To lose three gamers — Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris — at one place for the season in a single day is simply beautiful.
However as robust as it is going to be for the Giants to maneuver on with none of Eli Manning’s acquainted targets (Sterling Shepard might miss Sunday night time’s recreation in Denver, as nicely), that’s not their largest drawback. Management is.
Would like to know what GM Jerry Reese thinks of his zero-5 staff, however he performs Sphinx till the bye week. No exceptions.
And coach Ben McAdoo seems to have misplaced management of the workforce. It began with him throwing Manning underneath the Huge Blue bus for a delay-of-recreation penalty however indulging OBJ’s canine-pee celebration. So it’s no shock now that Eli Apple is pointing to the Giants’ “entire tradition” whereas Janoris Jenkins is exiting the sector earlier than the top of the sport and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is getting suspended.
It’s been a screwy season within the NFL, with all types of surprising outcomes. Nevertheless it appears unbelievable the Giants can keep inside two touchdowns. Don’t assume the Broncos will take them frivolously, not after a bye week following a loss at Buffalo. Extra doubtless, Denver can be smelling blood.
The decide: Broncos -11¹/₂.
JETS (+9) over Patriots: Because the Buttfumble, the Jets are 2-2 at house towards the Patriots, profitable by six and three and dropping by 5 and one. And this season, New England has had only one outcome that might cowl this quantity. The Jets’ three-2 report could also be somewhat bit of faux information, however they could be capable of grasp with the Patriots on grit and energy.
Browns (+10) over TEXANS: Kevin Hogan, who went sixteen-of-19 towards the Jets and led two landing drives, replaces DeShone Kizer at QB for the Browns. Prepared to take this hefty head begin towards a Texans D that simply misplaced J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.
FALCONS (-thirteen) over Dolphins: Miami has scored sixteen offensive factors complete prior to now three weeks, probably might be with out WR DeVante Parker, and needed to cope with a drug-snorting assistant coach this week. Falcons are rested off a bye and misplaced their final recreation.
Lions (+4¹/₂) over SAINTS: Good worth on the Lions, who’re three-2 however not distant from 5-zero. Drew Brees misplaced his longtime proper deal with Zach Strief earlier than the bye.
Packers (-three) over VIKINGS: No matter whether or not it’s Sam Bradford or Case Keenum at quarterback, the Vikings’…