The New York Giants faced off against the Cleveland Browns and both teams needed a win. The Browns were looking for their first win of the season, and they wanted the Giants to be the team that they would shock in route to that win.
The Browns have been playing poorly all season and this game looked like a favorable matchup for the Giants who were on a 5 game winning streak. The Giants are looking to stay close the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East standing so they can have a shot at winning the division. The Giants did gain another win and improve their record to 8-3.
The Giants defense has really helped them over this six game winning streak. The Giants defense spends significantly more time on the field than the offense, and they still get the job done. The Giants do not need a lot of time to score during their drives, and that can help the defense in a big way.
If the Giants score quickly and build a large lead the defense is able work freely and get themselves off the field by forcing 3 and outs. The Giants defense had to play big and they did just that for all 4 quarters of the game.
The scoring in this game came in the second and fourth quarter for both team, and the Giants would make their way to a wire to wire victory. Josh McCown had a hard day under center against the Giants. McCown would throw for 322 yards and a touchdown.
McCown would be sacked 7 times during the game and Giants defense took complete advantage of the poor play from the Browns offensive line. The Giants defense took every opportunity to get pressure on the quarterback and they need to do the same against the teams they have to play on their upcoming schedule.
Eli Manning had a huge game throwing for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns. Manning has been able to get time in the pocket due to the great play of his offensive line, and that had enabled him to make big plays down the field. Odell Beckham Jr. had a big game with 6 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Beckham Jr. is clearly Manning’s favorite target on offense because he was targeted 11 times during the game. The Giants offense has several play makers on the field at the same time, and that will help them throughout the rest of the season and possibly in the playoffs.
Dwayne Harris also caught a touchdown from Manning during the game. The speedy wide receiver got open and scored a 13 yard touchdown on his only target of the game. The Giants are separating themselves from the bottom 2 teams of the NFC East. On Thanksgiving Day the Washington Redskins lost a big game to the Dallas Cowboys dropping giving the Giants a one game lead in the divisional loss column.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost a game to the Green Bay Packers making them 3 games behind the Giants. The Giants have 5 games remaining in the regular season and 3 of those games will be NFC East opponents. The Giants will have control of their playoff hopes if they win out. The Giants will need all of their players to keep their winning mentality up and show that on the field.
Raiders’ Antonio Brown Threatens ESPN’s Ryan Clark
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown doesn’t appreciate the constant comments made by former Steelers teammate and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark, and is threatening to handle it physically should he sees him.
Brown made his threat public, directed towards Clark on Twitter.
Bro stop mentioning my name I know it get u clout keep that same analysis energy next time we meet it’s on site ain’t gone spare u https://t.co/ks4YVRFLTx— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 25, 2019
Brown is no stranger to making threats, and stirring up drama, especially on social media, and FOX Sports host Skip Bayless added his own hot take to the fire.
Uh, Antonio Brown, trust me, you want NO PART of Ryan Clark. You'd get hit harder than you've ever been hit on a football field. Better keep taking your shots from your keyboard.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 25, 2019
Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Not Facing Child Abuse Charges
Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, or his fiancee will not face charges, as the Johnson County (Kansas) District Attorney’s office has declined charges against the pair, according to ESPN.
However, there is a wrinkle as District Attorney Stephen M. Howe said that although he believes that a crime occurred, the evidence in the case doesn’t clearly establish who committed the crime.
Back on March 14th, Overland Park, Kansas officers were called to Hill’s home to investigate an alleged battery in which a juvenile was a victim, police reports indicated.
While Hill was not listed in the report, his fiancee Crystal Espinal was listed under “others involved.”
The Kansas Department of Children and Families has been investigating the alleged battery.
“This office has reviewed all the evidence compiled by these agencies and has declined to file charges against Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal,” Howe said on Wednesday during a news conference.
“We are deeply troubled by this situation and are concerned about the health and welfare of the child in question. We believe a crime has occurred. However, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime.”
This wasn’t the first incident involving the Hill residence as officers were called to the home on March 5th to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect.
In that situation, Hill was named on the police report, but the Overland Park police closed the case three days later when prosecution was declined.
Hill could still face discipline from the NFL, such as a fine and/or suspension.
Broncos’ Von Miller Avoids Charges for Bloody Shark Photo on Instagram
Denver Broncos superstar linebacker Von Miller will not face charges for catching and posing with a bloody hammerhead shark back in 2018, according to documents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (h/t Deadspin).
Miller came under fire for a controversial photo posted on his Instagram story last year showing him with the bloody shark.
According to Florida Law, catching and releasing in this particular scenario would be fine, as long as the shark was “immediately returned to the water free, alive, and unharmed.”
Per TMZ Sports, Miller and the group pushed the shark back overboard after catching it, and the compilation of Miller’s Instagram story shows that process as well as the shark swimming away.
Despite that, and as Deadspin’s story points out, the picture doesn’t exactly 100% convince that the shark was “unharmed”.
According to USA Today, the boat Miller was on was called ‘Spellbound’ and the owner and operator of the boat were not as fortunate as Miller in regards to the investigation.
“Owner and operator were charged under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for fishing for sharks without the proper permit and for failure to release a shark in the manner that will ensure maximum probability of survival. A $2,000 NOVA was issued.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission classifies hammerhead sharks as a Group 3 shark, and harvesting them in state waters can be met with a second degree misdemeanor.
In the state of Florida, second-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $500 fine and 60 days in jail, as determined by a judge.
Miller defended himself following the post, claiming that the shark didn’t die; “Everybody knows that I hunt and fish. It’s what I do” Miller said (h/t ESPN).
“But I also believe in conservation. I’m not just out there going crazy. We followed the rules. I did everything I was supposed to do.”
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