Giants vs. Jets odds, line: 2019 NFL picks, predictions from advanced computer model on 90-60 run

Even though both the New York Giants and New York Jets play in New Jersey, it’s a battle for New York City bragging rights on Sunday when the teams meet in the regular season for the first time in four years. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets will play Sunday’s game as the designated home team. The clubs do play every preseason, with the Giants winning this year 31-22 to close out a 4-0 exhibition schedule.

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Saints steamrollered by Falcons in biggest upset of season

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints suffered the most improbable loss of the season on Sunday, when they got steamrollered in their own Superdome 26-9 by the rival Atlanta Falcons.

It snapped a six-game winning streak for the Saints, who fell to 7-2. And it snapped a six-game losing streak for the Falcons, who are now 2-7.

How rare was the upset?

New Orleans was favored by 13.5 points,

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Ohio State star DE Chase Young to miss Maryland game because of possible NCAA violation

Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will not play on Saturday against Maryland while the school looks into what it is calling “a possible NCAA issue.” An official statement from the program did not elaborate on the length of Young’s absence or many specifics relating to the NCAA issue, only that it occurred “in 2018.”

According to Young himself, the issue stems from a loan that he took from a family friend.

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Kemba Walker thrilled he’s not alone on Celtics scoring list

CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker returns to his former home Thursday on a hot streak.

He’s averaged 28.8 points over the five games since his 12-point opening night in Philadelphia, including three straight games of 32 points or more. He’s shot .458 (22-for-48) from 3-point range in that time, and when he looks around, Walker realizes that he’s not scoring in a vacuum.

Unlike Charlotte, where Walker spent his first eight seasons carrying the offense with a middling level of help,

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Colts Facing Difficult Decision on Adam Vinatieri’s Future

The Indianapolis Colts are facing a difficult decision regarding the future of their legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri.

The 46 year old continues to endure an up-and-down season in Indianapolis, where every time it appears he has safely turned the corner, his struggles once again rear their ugly head—raising questions of whether this is truly the end.

It came again at the worst possible time on Sunday, as Vinatieri badly missed a game-winning 43-yard field goal attempt wide left that would’ve sent the Colts home with an impressive road victory.

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How can James Johnson help the Heat? And what it felt like for Johnson to play again
DENVER
James Johnson missed training camp, the entire preseason and wasn’t even on the active roster for the first four games of the season.Instead, the Heat forward spent the past month working toward meeting the team’s conditioning standards regarding body fat and weight. But Johnson, 32, spent Sunday showing how he can help the Heat this season with his playmaking ability and defensive versatility.

Making his season debut in Sunday’s blowout win over the Rockets,

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Chiefs vs. Vikings odds line: 2019 NFL picks predictions from proven simulation on 87-60 run

The Chiefs will try to snap a home slide and outscore the Vikings when Minnesota visits Kansas City on Sunday. Matt Moore will start at quarterback in place of the inactive Patrick Mahomes (knee), but he’ll have plenty of help at the skill positions. The Chiefs are on a three-game skid at home, but they haven’t lost four straight at Arrowhead since 2012 and have won three of the last five games in the series.

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UFC 244: Fight Prediction

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Meanwhile, the massive Conor McGregor shadow is hanging over the bout, after Diaz’s long-time foe said he believes Diaz will beat Masvidal, potentially setting up another fight between the fighters.

But before Diaz can get to that fight, he’ll need to get through Masvidal.

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NFL Trade Deadline News and Notes: Halapoulivaati Vaitai Trent Williams on the Trading Block

Also, what the Giants are getting in Leonard Williams, Lions are making Darius Slay available, Texans are NOT making DeAndre Hopkins available, and more rumors ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Eagles OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai continues to be a name of interest on the market; plenty of teams have offensive line needs, and Vaitai, in a contract year, could help. Philadelphia is stocked at the position, and if GM Howie Roseman does move the fourth-year pro,

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Roob’s observations after Eagles right the ship with big win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — A win that saved the season.

The Eagles went into Buffalo Sunday and scored 31 points against the NFL’s No. 3 scoring defense, grinding out 222 yards and three TDs rushing in a commanding 31-13 win over the Bills.

So the Eagles are back to 4-4 after losing by 18 in Minnesota and 27 in Dallas. They’re only half a game and a tiebreaker behind the idle Cowboys.

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