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Giants Defense Shows Improvement In Win Over Rams

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The New York Giants are starting to heat up as they got a big win in London. This game was big for the Giants as they climbed back over the .500 mark with their second straight win. They are gaining ground in their division as they are now tied for 3rd place in the NFC East with the Washington Redskins.

The Giants still have a tough road ahead of them, but a win going into their bye week is very important to keep their momentum going. The Rams and Giants played a tough game yesterday at a neutral field and the Giants did exactly what they needed to do to get a win.

The Giants usually start off slow and yesterday was no different. The Rams get out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and seemed to have the game under control. The Giants need to change the way they play early or the game can get out of hand in a hurry.

The Rams had their offense moving the ball down the field quickly and had the Giants defense worn out. The Giants defense did not give up on plays and would play big throughout the rest of the game. Although the defense had problems early they did get pressure on Rams quarterback Case Keenum.

The Giants offense early on in the game also has trouble getting the ball down the field. The Giants often try to keep the ball on the ground with the running game, but that leads to quick three and outs on offense.

One of their offensive weapons Odell Beckham Jr. was not 100 percent in yesterday’s game because of a hip injury, however Beckham Jr. did make a few catches to keep drives alive. The Giants may go down early, but opposing teams tend to leave the door open for them to come back and win the game. The Giants did just that and they did it with their defense.

A player that never gave up on any play on defense in yesterday’s win was Landon Collins. Collins was playing hard even at the beginning of the game when the team was down by 10. His tough play was the reason the Giants got their scoring started in the second quarter.

Collins would intercept a tipped pass by Keenum, and take it 44 yards for a touchdown. Collins would finish the game with 8 tackles and 2 interceptions. The Giants defense had a huge roll in this game because they were able to break down the offensive line after the first quarter and control the rest of the game.

The Giants are still having problems holding on to the football and gaining more time of possession during a game. During regulation the Giants had the ball for 24:57 while the Rams had the ball for 35:03. Those ten minutes are important because that is an extra ten minutes of game time that the Giants defense has to be on the field.

The Giants have overcome that time deficit multiple times this season, but it could come back to hurt them later in the season. That hurt can come in the form of injuries on defense. The Giants defense did have 2 more interceptions courtesy of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and his last interception would seal the 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.

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Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges

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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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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation

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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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WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo

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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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