Found October 08, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
New York Giants (0-5) at Chicago Bears (3-2) Ordinarily, Chicago would be the easy choice in this situation. The home team also usually covers on Thursday Night Football, because, on a short week, you need all the time you can get to prepare and having to travel puts you at a disadvantage. The home team is especially advantaged when they are favored and in a non-divisional matchup. It makes sense that a better team would be more prepared for a short week and the Bears are definitely the better team here. The fact that these are non-divisional opponents is relevant because that means they are relatively unfamiliar with each other. If they were divisional opponents, it would nullify Chicago’s advantage at home, but that’s not the case. Non-divisional home favorites are 29-12 ATS on Thursday Night since 1989, including 12-1 ATS as favorites of a touchdown or more. However, the Giants are playing with nothing to lose here and have more talent than most 0-5 teams do. They have been kille...

Chicago Bears: When will Marshall learn?

So what?Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall voiced his displeasure with his role, or lack thereof, in the offense earlier this week. Basically, he said the Bears are not paying him about $9 million to not make a play, and in justifying his comments he used a coping mechanism he learned during treatment for his borderline personality disorder. It’s admirable Marshall continues...

Brandon Marshall on Alshon Jeffery “This guy could be the best to ever do it,”

In Sunday’s loss to the Saints the Bears had an offensive bright spot that came in the form of second year WR Alshon Jeffery . Jeffery had a franchise record 218 yards on ten catches one of which was for a TD. Brandon Marshall didn’t hold anything back when praising the young receiver. “I’ve always said this guy could be the best to ever do it,” Brandon Marshall said, praising...

Coughlin on Eli Manning: There were a couple of those plays that were terrible

Tom Coughlin has never been one to pull any punches and Eli Manning is well aware of that, after a 0-5 start I’m sure the Giants meeting rooms are not a pleasant place to be right now. “I honestly believe that he’s trying so hard to get us a win, he’s almost put too much on himself,” Coughlin said, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “He keeps it all pretty much...

Eli Manning Has Been Awful This Year

How big of a problem is Eli Manning for the Giants right now? It didn't seem like it at first, but Eli is becoming a huge reason why the Giants are 0-5. The Giants can no longer pretend that their quarterback is not costing them games. Now before everyone gets too angry, I know exactly how good Eli has been in the past and what he has meant to this team. I am talking...

Eli Manning: I’m not playing lousy (WHAT?)

It is easy to understand when athlete’s attempt to stat positive through adversity, because nobody wants to come across as a whiner or at least seem to be giving up. But it is an entirely different thing when they are…Read more →

Tom Coughlin rips Eli Manning for 'unbelievable' interceptions

Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin will be forever irrevocably connected to each other in New York Giants history for their two miraculous Super Bowl wins and their decade long relationship as mentor and protege.  Throughout it all, you never heard the head coach besmirch the play of Manning — either as a raw rookie or a struggling veteran —until now. In what must have been a painful...

Tom Couglin says stop blaming Eli for 0-5 record

Tom Coughlin wants everybody to stop blaming Eli Manning for the New York Giants' miserable start. Speaking in a conference call Monday after the Giants' record fell to 0-5 with a 36-21 loss to Philadelphia, Coughlin said the blame for the team's worst since 1987 should be directed toward him. Once money in the fourth quarter, Manning has struggled with the game on...

Brandon Marshall Says Alshon Jeffery Could Be Best WR Ever

The Bears lost to the Saints on Sunday, but may have finally their second option to Brandon Marshall at the receiver position. Alshon Jeffery struggled at times as a rookie but clearly has grown into a man in his second season.  The former South Carolina Gamecock had a franchise record 218 yards on ten catches one of which was for a TD. Bears star Brandon Marshall was full of praise...

Why Jerry Reese Is To Blame For The 0-5 New York Giants

Having won two Super Bowl titles in the past six years, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has received many accolades for assembling championship caliber rosters.  Though Reese has surely added some key pieces via free agency over the years, he is mostly earned his respect for the job he has done building through the draft, but after taking a closer look, this widely-believed...

Week 5 Recap – “Losing Our Patience”

Okay – I’m taking a break from putting together a heady, well-structured game recap to respond to this week’s game and the state of the Bears in general simply from the point of view of a fan, which I am first and foremost. The Bears are 3-2, and still tied atop the NFC North. They’ve lost two straight games by single digits to good teams. Jay Cutler is still en route to...

Bears-Giants Preview

The Chicago Bears will be looking to end a two-game losing streak against the winless Giants on Thursday night at Soldier Field.

Four Bears starters questionable

Four Chicago Bears starters are listed as questionable for Thursday Night's contest against the New York Giants, plus the rest of the injury report.

2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix, October 8th: Week 5 WR Daily Fantasy Strategy

Coming up in today’s daily fix I’ve got some buy low and sell high candidates as well as some daily fantasy strategy with wide receiver recommendations for DraftKings daily fantasy contests this weekend. News and Notes Buy Low The New York Giants  – Every offensive player on the Giants is a buy low. The guys in the passing game are buy lows because their schedule the rest...

Greats and Goats: Giants vs Eagles

The New York Giants lost Sunday's game 36-21 to the Philadelphia Eagles dropping them to 0-5 on the season. Who are the main culprits for Big Blue's fifth consecutive defeat? Are there positives they can take despite coming up short? Here are your Greats and Goats for Week 5 from MetLife Stadium.
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