Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

Washington’s Josh Johnson: I played ‘Madden’ to learn my teammates’ names

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Washington quarterback Josh Johnson wanted to learn his new teammates, so he clicked on the video game console. After Washington’s 40-16 loss to the New York Giants, quarterback Josh Johnson told reporters that he played the “Madden” video game to help him learn his teammates’ names. Washington is the 12th team Johnson has spent time with since he was drafted in 2008, so he certainly has a lot of experience learning on the fly.

Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record. Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense and the NFC North-leading Bears beat the NFC West champion Rams 15-6 on Sunday night. "Our play on defense — all I can say is wow," coach Matt Nagy said.

Your weekly reminder: Giants’ Saquon Barkley is pretty darn good

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

If you’re still one of the people – and we assume it’s an ever-shrinking group – that believes the New York Giants shouldn’t have used the No. 2 pick in this year’s drafted on running back Saquon Barkley and should have taken a quarterback instead, let us give you more evidence that the Giants made a sound pick. The Giants were already up 10-0 midway through the second quarter thanks in large part to a Mark Sanchez pick-six in the first quarter, and the defense forced a three-and-out that meant New York had a fresh set of downs from their own 22. Eli Manning handed the ball to Barkley to his right side, but Barkley immediately cut left, took advantage of great blocking from his teammates, and ran away from the defense on his way to a 78-yard touchdown.

Washington’s Mark Sanchez throws early pick-six, later benched

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Mark Sanchez is known for making bad plays. When Washington was up against its own goal line late in the first quarter, Sanchez attempted what looked like a short pass to give Washington some breathing room. Sanchez went 6-of-14 for 38 yards, was sacked five times and had a QB rating of 10.7 before he was yanked with the Redskins trailing 40-0.

NFC heavyweight Rams, Bears match up in Week 14 main event

Friday, December 7th, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams have a chance to clinch a first-round playoff bye when they visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Soldier Field. Los Angeles (11-1) clinched the NFC West title for the second straight season. A win this weekend would give the Rams their first playoff bye since the 2003 season, when Mike Martz coached the team in St. Louis.

Ranking the fantasy playoff outlooks of four star running backs

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Saquon Barkley’s fantasy owners are in good shape to stiff-arm the competition in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) By John Evans Special to Yahoo Sports The playoffs are officially in full swing in most fantasy leagues. Many of you may be analyzing

Will Eli Manning Be the Giants’ Starter in 2019? Signs Point to Yes

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Current contract situation: Manning is in the third year of a four-year, $84 million deal signed in 2015. All eyes are on next year—the final year of Manning’s deal—which the Giants can get out of for a mere $6.2 million. Despite Manning’s relative affordability, you have to think of him like a home you’ve lived in for years.

Giants rookie DL B.J. Hill leads team in sacks with 5

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

There's been so much attention showered on halfback Saquon Barkley, it's easy to forget the New York Giants have been getting contributions from some other rookies. Will Hernandez, the second-round pick, has started all 12 games at left guard and helped Barkley get within 46 yards of a 1,000-yard rushing season. The guy who gets overlooked is defensive lineman B.J. Hill, the third-round pick out of North Carolina State who was the 69th player chosen in the draft.

So much has happened to Skins since 1st game against Giants

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The first time Washington faced the New York Giants this season, Alex Smith was the QB for the Redskins, and their victory pushed them to 5-2, alone atop the NFC East. The Giants, meanwhile, dropped to 1-7, headed nowhere fast in coach Pat Shurmur's first year and what just about everyone was figuring would be Eli Manning's last. As the rivals prepare to meet again Sunday, it'll be Mark Sanchez taking the reins as the Redskins' third starting quarterback in less than a month.

Odell Beckham wants Giants to play spoiler down the stretch: ‘I’m making sure someone is coming home with us’

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The New York Giants haven’t officially been eliminated from the playoffs yet, but their season is essentially over. At 4-8, the Giants would not only have to win out, but would need a lot of help from other teams to even have a shot at the postseason. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. knows the odds are stacked against the Giants, but he’s trying to look at the bright side of things.