October 2018


Handed the perfect setup against a depleted, struggling Atlanta defense, the New York Giants' offense again fell short. No one was more surprised than Odell Beckham Jr . Instead, the Giants were held to two field goals through three quarters of their 23-20 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

With 1:55 remaining in Monday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants were a significant long shot to pull out the win. Giorgio Tavecchio had just booted a 56-yard field goal to push the Falcons lead to two possessions at 23-12.

ATLANTA—When you’ve got two teams in a must-win game in Week 7, you’re looking at two pretty ragged teams. And although the ratings for the “Monday Night Football” game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants will be just fine, if you care

You wouldn’t know it from watching the New York Giants this season, but Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. has been an elite passing combination. Now Beckham has an NFL record to prove it. With a deep strike down from Manning down the sideline for 51 yards in the third quarter Monday against the Atlanta Falcons, Beckham became the fastest receiver since the 1970 merger to eclipse 5,000 receiving yards.

In the NFL, one generation’s disgusting act is another generation’s classic rock. Prior to Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. swung by the ESPN booth to pay a little tribute to Randy Moss. Beckham and Moss have a lot in common: otherwordly talent combined with an attitude that strikes fear and rage in a certain segment of the NFL fanbase.

John Mara, dressed in a crisp suit, dress shirt and red tie, stood up from his seat and tossed his chair in a fit of disgust. The New York Giants owner’s emotions had bubbled to the surface, culminating in a public display of uncontrolled anger and frustration. Mara’s press box theatrics are no secret around New York, though they’ve never warranted much attention.

As important as it was for the Washington Redskins to finally put together two consecutive victories, coach Jay Gruden knows that being in first place atop the NFC East at this point in the season is truly not really a big deal at all. The Redskins (4-2) extended their division lead by beating the Cowboys 20-17 on Sunday, holding on when Dallas kicker Matt Baher put a 52-yard field-goal try off the left crossbar as time expired after a 5-yard penalty on his long snapper pushed the attempt back. The result stopped Washington's pattern of alternating wins and losses this season.

Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense faces the New York Giants' sluggish offense on Monday night. The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. New York struggles to sustain drives behind 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning.

With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against the New York Giants and missed the next two games. Fournette's backup, T.J. Yeldon, also has been fighting injuries and the Jaguars lost Corey Grant with a foot injury.

With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against the New York Giants and missed the next two games. Fournette's backup, T.J. Yeldon, also has been fighting injuries and the Jaguars lost Corey Grant with a foot injury.

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