Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

Cowboys improving without Elliott, but playoff picture isn’t

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Cowboys are a win away from breaking even in six games without suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott. While Dallas has improved in two straight wins following three consecutive losses without last year's NFL rushing leader as a rookie, the playoff outlook hasn't changed much. The Cowboys (7-6) will need help even if they finish on a five-game winning streak.

NFL Today, Week 14

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

SCOREBOARD Monday, Dec. 11 New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m. EST. Tom Brady and the Patriots have won eight games in row, and will clinch their ninth consecutive AFC East title with a win. But they'll have to do it without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who

Manning does not have storybook return. Didn’t matter

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The return of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning to the New York Giants' starting lineup a week after being benched didn't have a storybook ending. It was like many of the Giants' games this season. Manning even threw a couple of late interceptions to contribute to New York's 11th loss in 13 games in this dreadful season.

Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli’s return

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the desperate Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 Sunday to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup. Prescott threw a go-ahead 20-yard score to tight end Jason Witten with 7:38 to play to break a 10-all tie. Rod Smith scored on an 81-yard pass play with 4:08 to play and he added a 15-yard scoring run a little more than a minute later after an interception by linebacker Sean Lee. Prescott, who was 20 of 30 for 332 yards also threw a 50-yard scoring pass to Dez Bryant as the Cowboys (7-6) stayed in the playoff hunt with three games left in the regular season. Dan Bailey added

Eli Manning returns to a standing ovation from Giants fans

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The circumstances that led to Eli Manning’s consecutive-game streak ending were unnecessary and unfortunate, but it led to a heck of a moment for the New York Giants quarterback. Manning started on Sunday after he was re-installed as quarterback once Ben McAdoo was fired as head coach. Not that Manning couldn’t have guessed what he has meant to Giants fans over his career, but that moment had to be special for him.

Raiders defense coming up clutch, but will that continue in Kansas City?

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Khalil Mack whipped by his blocker in a flash, hunting down New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith from behind. The Raiders edge rusher leapt up and brought Smith down like a lion on an unsuspecting zebra. Mack came away with more than prey.

National Football League roundup

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The winless Browns shook up their front office Thursday, first firing executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, then hiring Dorsey as the new GM. Dorsey made a significant move immediately.

Geno Smith’s dad says he received death threat before son’s start with Giants

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Geno Smith’s dad was threatened by an angry Giants fan before his son’s start. New York Giants fans haven’t been too happy in recent weeks. The club first drew the ire of its fans after former coach Ben McAdoo announced Eli Manning would be benched in favor of Geno Smith in Week 13.

Raiders may get Amari Cooper back for Sunday’s game in KC

Friday, December 8th, 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper practiced Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion and a sprained ankle two weeks ago. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver ran and caught passes during the light workout before

Browns, Giants firings mirror critical Bears need: accountability

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The actions of This Week in the NFL – the New York Giants firing GM Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo on Monday, the Cleveland Browns firing EVP Sashi Brown on Thursday (but not coach Hue Jackson) – were noteworthy as much for their timing as for their result, that of pushing out high-level individuals in their respective organizations. The word for it is "accountability," and the question that it all immediately calls to mind is: What is the accountability plan of Chairman George McCaskey for the Bears, short-term and longer-term?