Mannings late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

Manning\s late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23
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Edit Slot to 247Sports Home Slot to New York Giants Newsletter Newsletter Jamon Brown will start on the New York Giants offensive line in his first game with the franchise after being claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams during New Yorks bye week.

According to sources close to ESPNs Jordan Raanan, Brown will draw the start for the Giants at right guard on Monday Night Football when the team plays the San Francisco 49ers.

One of the second-order effects of such a blaze is that the air quality in most of Northern California has been absolute shit for days. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento metro area have been blanketed in a hazy, disgusting layer of smoke and ash from the Camp Fire, and according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the air quality has consistently hovered between unhealthy and very unhealthy for most of the weekend. Ive felt woozy and lightheaded even when Im inside my apartment. The management district says that if the air is unhealthy, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

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While speaking with Giants reporters on Thursday, head coach Pat Shurmur sounded confident in what Brown has shown since the Giants claimed him off of waivers last week and he even hinted that the former Rams starter will be the Giants starter this week when they play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.

The NFL looked into moving the game or canceling it, but apparently the NFLs threshold for doing so is very unhealthy. It would be a hassle to either move the game to tomorrow night or play it elsewhere, like Arizona, but also its a really bad idea to make fans stand outside for hours and make players exhaust themselves in air that, anecdotally, smells like someone smoking three cigarettes at once next to a camp fire.

“We’re preparing Jamon Brown as if he’s a starter. From what I’ve seen, he’s a fast learner,” Shurmur said. “He’s a really big man and he can move his feet. He was a starter last year on a team that won over ten games. We were glad he was available and we’re excited about getting him going.

The Giants head coach also made it clear that if Brown is inserted into the starting lineup, it will be the only change along the starting offensive line. In other words, right guard John Greco will be sent back to the bench and Spencer Pulley will remain the starter at center. Earlier this season, the Giants turned to Greco at center once original starter Jon Halapio went down with an injury that landed him on injured reserve. Greco was moved over to right guard when the Giants benched struggling starter Patrick Omameh and Pulley has started at center in each game since.

Brown has already made his impact felt since signing with the Giants on their most important franchise player — rookie running back Saquon Barkley.

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“I definitely can learn a lot from a guy who blocked for probably at the end of today, the MVP of the league, in my opinion,” Barkley said to Giants reporters on Tuesday. “I watch film of Todd Gurley, I love the way he plays. He’s an all-purpose back, a threat any time he touches the ball. He runs physical, running great in between the tackles.

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“[Brown] is someone that I’d be wrong if I don’t go and pick his brain and go ask that guy what he sees that Todd did or ask him what makes Todd exceptional and the reason why he is player that he is today. That’s something that I want to learn from him because I want to compete.”

The Senior Bowl featured two of the first three rookie quarterbacks to come off the big board within the first seven picks of the 2018 NFL Draft in Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Despite playing among those quarterbacks, Lauletta rose to the occasion and performed admirably en route to winning the award. Lauletta completed 8-of-12 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns for the South in a 45-16 victory over the North in the Reeses Senior Bowl. Most importantly, Giants coaches in attendance were able to see how Lauletta performs at a higher level of competition after playing at a small school like Richmond. The Senior Bowl features the best senior players in the nation from all of the schools (including all of the Power-5 conferences).

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According to ESPNs Field Yates, Brown was a popular target in the NFLs waiver system, as the Bears, Packers, Ravens and Titans all put in a claim for him, per source. The Giants had top priority and so they were able to land the talented and massive mauler. Brown checks in at 6-foot-4 and 340 pounds. Brown was originally an early third-round draft pick at No. 72 overall by the Rams in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Brown emerged as a consistent run-blocker and started all 16 games last season for Los Angeles in 2017 (including one postseason game), who ranked third in run blocking and ninth in pass blocking, according to Football Outsiders. He was suspended for the first two games of this year for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy, however, and backup Austin Blythe took over his position and played well enough to keep it.

With the Rams acquisition of Dante Fowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars before the trade deadline, Los Angeles needed to free up a roster spot and they surprisingly chose Brown. Its unclear if they attempted to trade him before the deadline.

The end is certainly near for Manning, but its important to note that these final few games do not define his career. In spite of the fact that his former general manager has arguably one of the five worst draft records of the last decade, Manning never once complained before bringing the Giants franchise two of the four Super Bowl trophies they have ever won. When Jerry Reese continued to pass over spending draft assets on the offensive line (he used just seven draft picks in Rds. 1-4 on the offensive line during his 11 draft classes as general manager), Manning never once publicly complained about the state of his offensive line.

According to Brandon Bate of SB Nations Turf Show Times Brown did not lose his spot with the Rams due to poor play. The best offensive line in the NFL (Rams) may not have a need for Brown, but the Giants surely do. Well find out what kind of impact he can have soon.

Lauletta has a lot of believers in the organization and legendary Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi is one of them. The man tasked with finding the next Giants franchise quarterback in 2004 and succeeding by having a conviction on Eli Manning, now has a conviction on another Giants quarterback. According to Accorsi, Lauletta has what it takes to eventually take over as the Giants franchise quarterback once Manning retires. Accorsi believes the Giants made the right move to use the No. 108 overall pick on Lauletta, but if he were in their shoes, he might have pulled the trigger on drafting Lauletta earlier in the draft.

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Ross served as ex-general manager Jerry Reeses right-hand man and deserves as much blame for the current roster featuring just a select few players from those 11 draft classes. Ross was supposed to be the Giants draft czar, and while he did an excellent job of talking up every draft pick he made, the prospects rarely panned out. Now, since being fired from the Giants franchise, he has made a few media appearances. On Tuesday morning with the NFL trade deadline looming just hours away, Ross dropped the hammer on the greatest quarterback in Giants franchise history — Eli Manning.

Theres just a combined wins between these two once storied franchises that are now battling it out for the first pick of the draft rather than play-off places.

Rookie quarterback Nick Mullens had one of the best NFL debuts of all time last week against the Raiders, and hes bagged the starting spot again against a Giants defence that has the fifth-fewest interceptions this season.

“The only thing he does not have is a howitzer. But neither did (Joe) Montana. Neither did (Jimmy) Garopplo. Neither did Brady when he came out,” Accorsi said. “You can increase arm strength. But he’s got everything else. He’s got footwork. He’s got the great release. He’s a winner. He’s taken teams down the field [in the last two minutes]. I know the coach at Albany said when the game was over, ‘He beat me in the fourth quarter two straight years. I went over to him to make sure he has no eligibility left.’

New Yorks defence will still present a bigger challenge than the hapless Raiders did on Mullens debut, and its hard to trust anyone on either of these teams with any confidence.

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The Giants have had a bye week to get themselves together and are going up against a third-string quarterback but still go into the game as 3.5-point underdogs due to the mess their season has become.

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Eli Manning is under all sorts of pressure but in receiver Odell Beckham and running back Saquon Barkley the Giants have the two best players, elite players at that, on the field on Monday night so getting them the ball as often as possible should be their gameplan.

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The Giants have no problems moving the chains but they simply cant turn those yards into points as they average just under 19 per game and have scored 14 touchdowns. By contrast, the Kansas City Chiefs average 18 points a half and Todd Gurley has scored more TDs by himself.

When the team lost running back Raheem Mostert to a season-ending injury, they also lost a valuable special teams contributor. Dayes provides some support in that area. 

The 49ers are relatively welcoming to opposing offences though as over one-in-three drives against them get into the red zone, so its a great chance for Big Blues playmakers to finally get some joy.

Dayes was a seventh-round draft pick of the Browns last year from North Carolina State, where he rushed for 1,166 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

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2. The Giants almost left too much time for Young Nick Mullens, who came down to earth a bit in his second prime-time start. Mullens threw two interceptions on Monday evening, both of them tipped into the hands of Big Blue linebacker B.J. Goodson. Mullens (250 yards) wasnt gun-shy over the middle, tossing pinpoint lasers to Kendrick Bourne and Marquise Goodwin on slants but oft-putting his receivers in compromising positions. Goodwin (69 yards) took two headshots in the span of one minute of game time but miraculously finished the game and played a pivotal role on the final march. With 53 seconds left, Mullens almost engineered a game-winning 75-yard drive, but threw one too many passes in the middle of the field with 18 seconds left. Goodwin was its recipient and, instead of immediately falling to the ground to save time for two more plays, ran in the direction of the sideline before bailing. Mullens spiked the ball with just one second left, and his final heave flew out of the end zone. A close finish for the rookie, and a learning experience for everyone involved.

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1. If this was Eli Mannings last start in a Giants uniform, well, it was the best of both Elishas. Behind an improved offensive line, Manning didnt take as many sacks, forced or unforced, that he had in recent games. He even connected to Odell Beckham for two touchdowns for the first time since Week 3 of 2017. But his connection with Beckham and his other receivers was still fraught with egregious underthrows, drops and slips. Manning couldnt or chose not to push the ball down the field, often checking down for low-risk dumpoffs to Saquon Barkley and Elijhaa Penny. Eli was averaging just 5.4 yards per attempt heading into Big Blues final march. And then, "Super Bowl Eli" arrived, with a little help — well, a lot of help — from a penalty-prone 49ers defense.

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6. Unfortunate weather and field conditions might have played a factor in this one. Around 200 miles south of the wildfires raging in Butte County, Levis Stadium was subject to "unhealthy" air conditions with the Air Quality Index breaking 160. Many patrons were seen wearing masks as to combat the conditions and players on both sidelines were huffing oxygen throughout the night. The Levis turf was also lacking. Many players slipped on the field, including Barkley, who had to switch out his cleats for longer studs in the first quarter, and Beckham, who missed out on a third touchdown reception when he slipped on the goal line.

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5. San Francisco and New York remain nowhere near playoff contention — though technically the Giants have a sliver of a chance to contend in the mediocre NFC East. Given that, might the Giants and their fans regret Monday nights comeback victory come April? New Yorks win takes the club out of a tie for worst record in the league with the Oakland Raiders (1-8). Behind the Raiders in the draft order now are, in this order, the 49ers, Giants, Cardinals and Jets.

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