Steve Silverman

Giants quarterback Eli Manning passes against the Texans on Sept. 23, 2018, at NRG Stadium in Houston.
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Steve Silverman
September 28, 2018 - 1:45 pm
If the Giants turned a corner from the negative to the positive with their win over the Texans, they should get a chance to thrive against the Saints this week. This is one of those litmus test games that every team faces several times during the course of the season.
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 Jimmy Garoppolo is taken off the field after an injury in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Steve Silverman
September 26, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Garoppolo got hurt as he ran down the sidelines, and all of the second-guessers say he should have run out of bounds. Yes, he has the kind of arm that scouts are looking for and he leaned the pro game from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, but he is also an athlete.
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Sam Darnold rolls out to pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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Steve Silverman
September 21, 2018 - 4:29 pm
It’s easy to point fingers and play the blame game, but it is not helpful to the individuals involved, nor is it fair. Young quarterbacks need time to develop, and that includes Sam Darnold.
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) reacts after hitting Toronto Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar (11) with a pitch that brought in the tying run during the eighth inning at Fenway Park.
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Steve Silverman
September 19, 2018 - 1:38 pm
The Boston Red Sox are going to be the American League East champions in a matter of hours or days. They have had a brilliant season and should end up with 108, 109 or 110 wins this season. They will have home-field advantage throughout the postseason, and based on their record, they will have no...
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A man makes bets during a viewing party for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament inside Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on March 15, 2015.
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Steve Silverman
September 14, 2018 - 3:30 pm
The advent of legalized sports betting is going to have a huge impact. The upcoming generations will have little interest in learning about a sport and its history, with the exception of how it impacts the line in tonight’s game. The information that is out there now will be dwarfed by the...
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Sam Darnold drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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Steve Silverman
September 12, 2018 - 1:43 pm
If Sam Darnold gets support from the running game, and the defense builds off the Week One performance, the Jets have a chance to be competitive nearly every week.
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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Steve Silverman
September 06, 2018 - 1:45 pm
The New York Giants will find out right away how they compare with a Super Bowl-caliber team when they take the field Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Vikings safety Harrison Smith returns an interception against Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 18, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Steve Silverman
September 05, 2018 - 10:31 am
As we close out our review of offensive and defensive positions, we come to what may be the most underrated spot on the field.
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Jalen Ramsey reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
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Steve Silverman
August 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm
The best cornerback in the league is Jalen Ramsey, who has become a true star as he enters his third season in the NFL.
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Aug 24, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) celebrates in the second quarter against Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Steve Silverman
August 28, 2018 - 1:34 pm
The linebacker position has been going through something of a metamorphosis, particularly the OLB position. Several of the game’s best pass rushers are outside linebackers who come off the edge and speed to the quarterback.
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