The New York Giants put on an offensive clinic at MetLife Stadium in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. This game was big for the Giants coming out of their bye week and having everyone healthy. The Eagles early on in the season were looking like the team that would sit at the top of the NFC East all season long, but recently they have been struggling.
The Dallas Cowboys are the team that is at the top and both the Giants and Eagles needed a win to stay close in the standings. The Giants got out to an early lead and that helped them throughout the game.
The recurring issue with the Giants offense is time of possession. They still cannot hold on to the ball and that became an issue at the end of the game. During the last drive for the Eagles they had an opportunity to score a touchdown and end the game. The Eagles had possession for 32:40 while the Giants only had the ball for 27:20.
It is good that the Giants offense scored early in the game and continued to score throughout the game and held the lead. The Eagles offense did have a good game on the ground against the Giants defense, but the Giants stopped them when they needed to.
The Giants had a problem containing Darren Sproles not only on offense, but on special teams as well. During a punt return Sproles ran through the Giants defense for 66 yards and would have scored if he did not step out of bounds. Sproles would only have 57 yards on 13 carries coming out of the back field, but did play a big role in the game getting key first downs.
Eagles quarter back Carson Wentz had a rough day against the Giants defense throwing 2 interceptions and getting sacked twice. Wentz did have 364 yards through the air yesterday getting his team in position to score.
Eli Manning had a great performance against the Eagles getting all of the scoring in the game done through the air. Manning threw for 257 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Giants have a very strong wide receiving core and they all got involved in the game. Victor Cruz had a great catch for a 46 yard gain and that would be the play that ended his game after he injured his ankle.
Odell Beckham Jr. was targeted 10 times by Manning and caught two touchdowns. Manning also hit Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis for touchdowns. The Giants could not do much on the ground having only 54 rushing yards between Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings.
The Eagles tried to go for it on 4th and short twice during the game and got stopped both times by the Giants defense on both attempts. The Giants defense bailed them out and those stops helped the Giants keep the momentum during the game. The Giants had a few big plays in this game that keep the team motivated throughout the game.
The interceptions were big, but one of the biggest plays of the game was a blocked field goal by Jason Pierre-Paul with 1:19 remaining in the 2nd quarter. That play helped the Giants keep the game at a two score deficit going into half time. The Giants have to catch up to the Cowboys in the NFC East and with the way they are playing it is possible for them to do so.
Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges
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.
Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation
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.
WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo
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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