New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside of the Kings locker room at Madison Square Garden: ex-Knicks and current Kings Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes and Bob Thornton.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham had one catch on one target in the first half. Has been targeted on six of the first nine plays of the second half. Four catches on this drive, which just came up short on fourth down at the goal line.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants were shutout in first half. They have 5 first downs and 91 total yards. The season-long offensive struggles continue. No consistency.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants came into this game concerned about Steelers hitting big plays, which is their specialty. Pittsburgh has responded by killing them underneath. Steelers TEs and RBs have 10 catches, 133 yards as they lead 14-0 at halftime.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

2+3+6+3 = 14-0 the non-traditional way for the Steelers.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Joakim Noah (ankle) is available tonight against Sacramento. Courtney Lee (ankle) is out. Justin Holiday will likely start in place of Lee. With Noah back in the lineup, it will be interesting to see how Hornacek handles minutes for reserve bigs Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said Zack Wheeler may be a bullpen option if all of the starting pitchers are healthy, presumably with Robert Gsellman in the rotation. Having five starting pitchers coming off surgery all healthy to start the season is a big if, though.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson explicitly stated he is not looking for closer types. Addison Reed would slide into the closer role assuming Jeurys Familia is suspended. The Mets are looking for middle relievers on one-year deals.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson addresses the Mets' plans after arriving at the winter meetings. He intends to trade an outfielder and add bullpen help -- although not closer types.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez and Marshall Plumlee working with Knicks big man coach Dave Bliss before tonight's game against Sacramento.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Good coverage from Janoris Jenkins on the Antonio Brown TD catch. Scramble drill. Plaster to the WR. And use the end line as your help. Brown just made a play. Steelers jump to a 11-0 lead over the Giants in the second quarter.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Janoris Jenkins had Antonio Brown blanketed. Didn't matter. Ben Roethlisberger threw it up and he just went and got it. It's now 11-0 Steelers.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning wanted to hit the inside seam on the interception. That was a four-vertical concept. But Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons did a great job gaining depth and closing the throwing window to get the pick. Take points off the board.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Randy Bullock, likely getting paid by the Giants and Steelers this week, hits a 44-yard field goal and it's 5-0. Bullock was with the Giants for Week 1 and cut when Josh Brown returned. He was eligible for termination pay which would guarantee him full salary.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants' "Chuck it deep and hope to get a flag" plan backfires as Beckham is called for offensive pass interference. Couple of plays later, Ereck Flowers called for holding in the end zone. Safety. 2-0 Steelers.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are fully planning to go with Travis d'Arnaud as the primary catcher in 2017 and don't foresee going the external route. That's the case even with a new crop of free agents such as Welington Castillo, who was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are confident they will be able to trade an outfielder before the winter meetings conclude since they do not have much else to work on this week. Their preference is to trade Jay Bruce over Curtis Granderson, but Granderson has been drawing more interest. Ideally, the Mets would return a reliever in the trade, but prospects may be the return instead.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The fans apparently have had enough of the Jets. Tomorrow night's game against the Colts is the cheapest ticket since they started playing at MetLife Stadium in 2010, according to TicketIQ.com. Tickets start at $5, with field-level options at $20. A beer will cost more than an upper-level seat.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants inactives include OL Adam Gettis. He's down with Marshall Newhouse and Brett Jones back healthy. Newhouse starts at left guard, DE Owa Odighizuwa, S Nat Berhe, LB Mark Herzlich, OL Justin Pugh, WR Tavarres King and QB Josh Johnson also inactive.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Landon Collins working on his ball skulks before th game. This is an area he focused on a lot this year. Has paid off with 5 INTs.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Olivier Vernon and the Giants have arrived. Big game. If Giants win next week's game against Cowboys becomes even bigger.

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