ESPN staff writer Jordan Raanan wrote of the New York Giants, though it applies to their next NFL wagering opponents, the also winless Los Angeles Chargers as well, that “Bad teams find ways to lose.” The Giants rallied against the Bucs with a little over three minutes left only to lose, for the second week in a row, on a field goal with no time left. The Chargers, meanwhile, lost to the Eagles by two at a StubHub Center that looked more like a small branch of Lincoln Financial Field.
- Date: Sunday, 8th October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: MetLife Stadium
- Sportsbook Online NFL Betting:
Los Angeles Chargers +3½ (-110) 44 (-115)
New York Giants -3½ (-110) 44 (-105)
Odell Beckham is not the only dog in New York
“I would’ve never thought we would go 0-4, but it is what it is,” Beckham said via ESPN after the game. “That’s what our record is. We can’t sit here and cry about it.” yeah, you should probably leave the crying for the fans. Though, coming to think about it, it is, for all intents and purposes, and as Garbage, a band with whose name the Giants have a lot in common, would say, all over but the crying for the team’s 2017 season. “Our offense is scoring some points. Everyone was talking about our offense this, our offense that. Our offense is the one that is keeping us in the game the past two games,” linebacker and defensive captain Jonathan Casillas said. The Giants’ offense has, in all fairness, produced enough for the team to cover the spread in three of their last five games, including the last two straight (in which the NFL wagering went over as well).
Worst. Owner. Ever
Chargers owner Dean Spanos deserves, according to San Diego Union Tribune’s Kevin Ace, everything that’s happening to the Bolts, including this:
Banner flying over StubHub Center right now: "WORST OWNER IN SPORTS? DEAN SPANOS, PAY YOUR RENT!" pic.twitter.com/TUGIT15ws9
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) September 17, 2017
Going on the road will ironically be a welcome change of pace for the Chargers. At MetLife Stadium they won’t have to worry about “playing in a toy stadium with a high school locker room.” But they will have to concerned themselves with the Giants offense which, maligned as it may be, would relish the chance to take advantage of a Chargers defense that needs to send telegrams to itself in order to get a stop. “A lot of times we knew [the Eagles] were going to run the ball. They knew that we knew that, and we still couldn’t stop it,” linebacker Kyle Emanuel said via the team’s official website. The offense’s efforts, such as Philip Rivers’s pair of fourth quarter touchdown drives, or Austin Ekeler’s 35-yard TD run, thus go to waste, and the Chargers not only lose their last five games but also go 0-4-1 ATS in that same period. history is, at this point, about the only thing the Bolts have going for them; they have won and covered the NFL wagering spread in four of their last five games against the New York Giants.