BEST BET NY GI­ANTS over Jack­sonville by 8

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It was a mag­i­cal run by the Jaguars last sea­son go­ing from a 3-win edi­tion in 2016 to a 12-win team play­ing in the AFC Cham­pi­onship game. It not only marked the first win­ning sea­son in Jack­sonville in 10 years but also pro­moted a knee-jerk 3-year con­tract ex­ten­sion for medi­ocre at best QB Blake Bor­tles ($54 mil­lion). It only con­firms our sus­pi­cion that NFL own­ers are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Bor­tles is 22-41 as a starter in this league and ranked 20th in the loop with an 84.7 passer rat­ing last sea­son, not to men­tion 5-7 SU and

a fa­vorite in non-divi­sion frays. He finds him­self fa­vored at Gi­ants Sta­dium with a 6-24 SU ca­reer mark in road games. No thank you. Not against a fel­low fu­ture Hall of Fame QB in Eli Manning. New Gi­ants head coach Pat Shur­mur wasn’t much as a boss in two years with Cleve­land but he was 6-3 ATS as a home dog, in­clud­ing 4-1 SUATS when tak­ing 3 or less points. Be­hind re­newed en­thu­si­asm with RB Saquon Barkley fi­nally an­chor­ing a run­ning game, we look to

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