The New York Giants are 0-6 straight up and 2-4 against the spread over their last six games. With plenty of bad news on the injury front, the Giants will have a hard time trying to earn their first win of the season this Sunday night against the Denver Broncos.
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Two other teams that have exceeded preseason expectations to this point will clash when the Los Angeles Rams visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (-2.5). Both teams are off to 3-2 SU starts, with Jacksonville sitting atop the AFC South and Los Angeles tied with Seattle for the top spot in the NFC West.
The road team is 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in the last four meetings between the Rams and Jaguars.
Ben Roethlisberger’s confidence seemed shaken in a post-game press conference after his five-interception performance against Jacksonville last week. The veteran quarterback will get a much tougher test this week when his Steelers visit the Kansas City Chiefs (-4), who are off to a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS start to the 2017 season.
The teams traded punts on the first four possessions, with Minnesota kickers Ryan Longwell and Chris Kluwe doing their best to kick away from the All Pro Hester. The week before, the Packers neutralized Hester on kickoffs, holding him to zero returns with a mix of squibs and pooch kicks.
But keeping the ball from Hester is easier said than done, as Kluwe acknowledged while watching a Bears-Vikings game in 2013:
Goddammit announcers. You can’t say “Why kick it to Hester” on a fucking kickoff. If you kick it short, they’re two passes away from a FG.