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Giants may give Jaylon Smith chance to solve inside linebacker struggles

The weeks fly by as the season advances, and it is easy to forget the Giants have an all-new coaching regime, and the players have been tasked with learning all-new offensive and defensive schemes. That is especially true when it comes to how the inside linebacker spot is shaping up. Veteran Blake Martinez was a …

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QB Jameis Winston, WR Michael Thomas miss second straight practice for New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (back/ankle) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot) missed their second straight practice this week in London, while Jarvis Landry returned to practice after missing Wednesday. Winston and Saints coach Dennis Allen both anticipated Winston would practice Thursday, he was not in attendance again, leaving Andy Dalton and Taysom Hill …

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Andrew Thomas’ advice to Evan Neal as Giants rookie struggles

Forget everything except that your next opponent is going to repeat every move that just worked against you. That’s Andrew Thomas’ advice to Evan Neal, from one Giants offensive tackle, who mightily struggled as a rookie, to one coming off his worst game at any level of his football career. “I’m just encouraging him to …

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Breaking down the Eagles’ 9 sacks of Carson Wentz, with gifs and stuff

As you saw on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the crap out Carson Wentz, sacking him nine times. Wentz has taken plenty of criticism for his role on those nine sacks, but he should also be noted that the Eagles’ defensive line was also dominant. Let’s take a look at those nine sacks through the …

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Giants’ Daniel Jones shows toughness in loss to Cowboys

Sacrificial tributes in “The Hunger Games” spend less time running for survival than Daniel Jones did against the Cowboys on Monday night. As impressive as any of Patrick Mahomes’ no-look passes or Lamar Jackson’s electrifying moves was Jones keeping his team competitive under siege from 24 pressures — the most against a Giants quarterback since …

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Buccaneers held meeting over Aaron Rodgers’ Jumbotron claim

An Aaron Rodgers admission on live TV has prompted a closed-door meeting with the team he beat over the weekend. After the Packers’ 14-12 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday, in which Tampa Bay failed on a two-point conversion in the game’s closing seconds that would have tied it, Rodgers told Fox’s Tom Rinaldi that …

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Dallas Cowboys hand New York Giants first loss of the season behind back-up quarterback Cooper Rush

CNN — Starting for the second game in a row for the first time in his career, Cooper Rush has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. Having won last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rush and the Dallas Cowboys handed the New York Giants their first loss of the season, 23-16, on Monday night. Rush …

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Mac Jones has severe high ankle sprain in huge Patriots blow

The Patriots’ rough start to the season took another hit on Monday. Mac Jones was diagnosed with a severe high left ankle sprain, according to ESPN, and it’s expected to keep him sidelined for multiple weeks. The injury could require surgery and the team is still evaluating the best path forward, per the report. The …

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Bucs Jumbotron showed something it ‘probably shouldn’t’

After destroying two Microsoft Surface tablets in Week 2 against the Saints, Tom Brady may need to turn his focus to a bigger piece of technology: the Raymond James Stadium Jumbotron. Because according to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — the fellow future Hall of Fame QB who bested Brady’s Buccaneers, 14-12, on Sunday — the …

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