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Giants Defense Shows Out Against Saints In Week 2 Win




Every game for the New York Giants early on in the season is important, and they are getting the job done. Yesterday they played a tough defensive style game against the New Orleans Saints. This game could have gone either way for the Giants, but great play on defense saved the game for them.

During their offensive drives down the field the Giants made several mistakes which lead to 3 and outs and punts. Another thing that hurt the Giants on offense are the turnovers that the Saints caused on defense. Those forced fumbles could have turned the game around for the Saints, but the Giants defense answered back.

Yesterday the Giants offense had several opportunities to put points on the board but could not get a touchdown. The only touchdown scored for the Giants was on a blocked kick returned by Janoris Jenkins for 65 yards.

The Giants have offensive fire power and throughout the season they will display that. The way Sterling Shepard is starting show that he is a great player is a good sign for the Giants season. Shepard would lead all receivers in receiving yards with 117. When he gets separation he can be dangerous especially in the middle of the field.

The Giants could not get anything going on the ground against the Saints. They would only rush for a total of 64 yards. The Giants running combination now is not the same as it once was with Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, but they could be as dangerous in time.

Rashad Jennings has the ability to pound through a defensive line and pick up big yards. Shane Vereen has the speed to get around the edge and pick up first downs. The entire offense will begin to feed off of each other and that will pose a problem for their competition.

Most of the Giants offense came from kicker Josh Brown. Out of his 4 kick attempts he made 3 of them along with an extra point after the Jenkins touchdown. His ten points made a big different in that game. The game was also on his shoulders during the last kick to take the lead as time expired.

He played a very important role in this game coming off of his one game suspension. Last week the Giants went with Randy Bullock as their kicker and he went 2 for 3 in extra point attempts. Bullock was cut from the team after week 1.

The Giants still have a few adjustments to make so that they can prevent big plays on defense. They have been doing a great job through the first two games and will try to continue that trend. Next week they will be matching up against the Washington Redskins one of their division rivals.

This will be another test for the defense because the Redskins have great receivers in Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. The Giants will be able to show that they are a threat this season if they can get a win on Sunday.

Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. will battle it out, but there are two other receivers that Norman will have to cover throughout the game in Victor Cruz and Shepard. This will be a statement game for both teams. It is early in the season and every game is not a must win, but this game is a must win for the Giants.

Blest Eshareturi is a contributor to Sports Rants. Writer for the MLB, NBA, and NFL sections. Teams that are followed are the New York Giants, New York Yankees, and the Miami Heat. New York City native with a passion for sports.

New England Patriots

Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges

Anthony DiMoro



Prosecutors in Florida have offered to drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he agrees to admit that he would have been proven guilty had he gone to trial to fight the charges, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton.

Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation after he was allegedly caught on camera paying for, and receiving, oral and manual sex at the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.

One of the incidents allegedly occurred back in January on the morning of the Patriots’ AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Patriots won en route to their Super Bowl victory.

According to the report, prosecutors have offered the same deal to the other men charged in the sting. Beaton considered the offer “unusual” (h/t NBC Sports Boston).

Additionally, if Kraft decides to take the deal, the Patriots owner will have to complete an education course about prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

According to ESPN, Kraft is one of 200 people that allegedly engaged in sex acts at Florida massage parlors that were targeted in the sting.

Kraft has denied the allegations.


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Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation

Anthony DiMoro



Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for battery, according to the Kansas City Star’s Steve Vockrodt and Brooke Pryor.

Per the report, the team is aware that law enforcement is currently investigating Hill, adding that the Kansas Department of Children and Families is also investigating Hill.

“I can only confirm we received a report and an investigation is ongoing,” Mike Deines, spokesperson for DCF, said.

The Kansas City Star has obtained a police report from the Overland Park Police Department regarding a battery incident that lists a juvenile as being the victim, along with Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, listed under “others involved.”

While the report was dated as last Thursday, the exact date of the incident remains unclear, per the report.

“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

KCTV 5 obtained another Overland Park police report dated March 5th, a report of child abuse or neglect that was closed 3 days later when authorities declined to prosecute.

Hill has a troubling history. Back in 2014, Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal, who at that time was eight weeks pregnant with their son. Hill pleaded guilt to domestic assault and batter by strangulation later in 2015.

The Chiefs have seen Hill blossom into a star, and they have been negotiating a contract extension with Hill that would make him the highest paid wideout in NFL history, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.



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Buffalo Bills

WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo




Cole Beasley

In the NFL, free agency has been wild in 2019. A lot of big name players getting big contracts with new teams. Now, add another big name player to the list.

Down in Dallas, free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley has been trying to make an offer to Dallas to sign a multi-year contract for $20 million. Well, today, he accepted a deal with the AFC East Buffalo Bills.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract is for 4-year $29 million, $14.4 million guaranteed.

Cole Beasley, who is 29-years old grew up in Houston, Texas and went to high school in Little Elm, Texas. From 2008-2011, Beasley played Wide Receiver at SMU in Dallas. In 2012, Cole signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.

Here are Cole Beasley’s numbers during his time in Dallas:

  • Caught 71 percent of the passes
  • Targeted 449 times
  • 319 passes caught
  • 130 passes dropped
  • 3,271 reception yards
  • 23 Touchdowns

For many Cowboys fans, he will be missed on the field and the sidelines.

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