The New York Giants’ misfortunes, and those of their fans who bet on NFL, have led head coach Ben McAdoo to entertain the possibility of starting rookie QB Davis Webb in place of Eli Manning, though the veteran has made it clear he wants “to be out there” against the San Francisco 49ers and for the rest of the season. “I want to keep playing with my teammates and keep working,” Brother Eli said. Manning is closed to tying his older and more successful brother for second place on the all-time list for consecutive starts by a quarterback. So that’s what it’s all about: sibling rivalry.
- Date: Sunday, 12th November
- Time: 4:30 PM
- Venue: Levi’s Stadium
- Sportsbook NFL Betting Spread:
Giants +1 (-105) 42 (-110)
49ers -1 (-115) 42 (-110)
Damn if you McAdoo, damn if you McAdon’t
Manning has been the face of the Giants for more than a decade, but it may be time to call it a day and, like Al Franken did when he declared the Joe Franken decade, pass the torch to a younger generation. The Giants lost and failed to cover for the third time in four weeks, but it’s how they lost this Sunday, 17-51 to the Rams, their third-worst home loss in 92 years.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 6, 2017
Manning threw 20-of-36 for 220 yards with two touchdown passes and one pick, and lost his third fumble of the season. “You really can’t look from my chair too far ahead,” McAdoo said. “But you also have to look at getting some players some reps in the game. So we’ll take a look and see if there’s any players that we can give reps to that have a chance to be a part of our future.” The head coach replied “That includes everybody” when asked if the previous statement applied also to the QB position. Some say it applies too to McAdoo himself as well as general manager Jerry Reese. And in case it wasn’t obvious to people who bet on NFL, the total went over in the Rams-Giants game.
The San Francisco Zero-Niners
The 49ers’ coach and quarterback are no better off than the Giants’. Kyle Shanahan has led the team to their fourth straight non-winning season and to their first ever 0-9 start. So the Who were, all things considered, right; the new boss is the same as the old boss. When will Shanahan and the Falcons realize they’re in love with each other? Why can’t you face that already? You’re running around out there looking for something that’s not even there, when everything that you dream of is right here, right here in front of you. Oh, well. As for the QB spot, the Niners are 0-3 SU and ATS in three C. J. Beathard starts, while averaging exactly 10 points per game in that stretch, leading the Mercury News, as well as fans who bet on NFL to wonder whether Jimmy Garoppolo should start against the Giants. The sooner the better, because they way he’s getting hit, they’re going to have to start putting Beathard together with duct tape before and after each game.