New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Following up on last night's controversial two-point try by the Giants: The Jets were in a similar situation in 2015 and Todd Bowles opted for the PAT. Ryan Fitzpatrick scored with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter, cutting the Texans' lead to eight points. Bowles went against the math and took the point. No one else scored and the Jets lost, 24-17. I don't recall any criticism for that decision. It'll be interesting to see what he does if that situation arises again.

Failed 2-point conversion thwarts Giants' comeback (1:06)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

This is also just an amazing stat. Giants have now lost 21 straight games when trailing in the fourth quarter, per ESPN Stats and Info. It's the longest active streak in the NFL.

OBJ 'liked' the 2-point call by Shurmur (0:17)
Eli can't convert on fourth down (0:26)
OBJ drops pass on 2-point conversion (0:28)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week, another struggle to score points for the Giants. It led to their fourth straight loss, 23-20, to the Atlanta Falcons. They remain tied for the worst record in the league at 1-6 with the 49ers and Cardinals.

Eli: 'Coach says go for 2, we go for 2' (0:25)
Shurmur wanted to be 'aggressive' on 2-point conversion (0:34)
Should the Giants have gone for 2 that early? (1:44)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The math backs up Pat Shurmur's decision to go for two down eight points with less than five minutes to go. Going for it then gives Shurmur an informational advantage. If the Giants convert, then on their next touchdown they know they only need to kick a PAT to take the lead (assuming no other scores). If they fail, which they did, they have an opportunity to go for it again to tie. The long and short of it: converting once is much more likely than failing twice.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Saquon Barkley has scored 183.5 PPR fantasy points in the first seven games of his NFL career. Only one running back (since 1950) scored more through that many games: Eric Dickerson (200.5).

OBJ just keeps his feet inbounds for TD (0:24)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

With that touchdown, Saquon Barkley has reached the 20-point PPR fantasy threshold for the seventh consecutive game. He joins Todd Gurley II (2018) and DeMarco Murray (2014) as the only RBs since 1950 to score at least that many in each of their teams' first 7 games of a season.

Barkley pushes pile into the end zone for TD (0:25)
OBJ's big play puts him over 5,000 career receiving yards (0:36)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks fall to 1-3 after an 11-point loss in Milwaukee. New York trailed by 19 entering the third, took a one-point lead in the fourth but couldn't contain Khris Middleton late. Middleton knocked down a 3-pointer in consecutive possessions in the final two minutes to seal the Bucks' win.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham just set a franchise record with his 23rd career 100-yard receiving game. He passed Amani Toomer. Beckham has five catches for 115 yards already.

Burke brings Knicks back from behind (1:01)
Eli's scramble for the end zone falls just short (0:30)

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