Maybe the New York Football Giants are not used to playing the role of spoiler, but that’s all they have left after an uninspired loss to the San Diego Chargers signaled the death knell for the team’s 2013 playoff chances. Now the visiting Seattle Seahawks come to town, looking to cement the first overall seed in the NFC, and hopefully a return trip to MetLife Stadium in February.
Gang Green is set to face one of the best teams in the NFC. Can the New York Jets find a way to upset the Panthers and stay in the hunt for a postseason berth?
Geno Smith took some razzing from his coaches as they watched film of New York’s victory. This time, it wasn’t for a turnover. It was for the rookie quarterback acting like a tough guy.
The Packers were hoping to have Aaron Rodgers back in the lineup by Thanksgiving Day, but he has not yet fully recovered from his left shoulder injury.
After a mediocre start, Tom Brady has turned his season around and has led the Patriots to three remarkable come-from-behind victories in the last three games.
The Chargers have a huge task on their plate as they prepare to face the AFC’s best and most explosive teams.
Nick Foles’ magical run from obscurity to star is one of the top NFL stories of the year.
“We’ve gotta finish this year,” Manning said. “No one knows what’s gonna happen next year, who’s gonna be around or not. That’s the game of football. Things can change quickly.”
All teams look like they tank when they get torched. But the Jets never quit. They can play dumb, but they never play dead. And that is a tribute to Rex Ryan, who still hasn’t lost his team.
“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Al Kelly said. “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car.”
The loud thud you just heard should not come as any surprise. The Giants, who lost any realistic hope of making the playoffs two weeks ago against Dallas, sealed their fate with a dismal 37-14 loss to the Chargers.
The Saints bounced back from a rough game at Seattle to dominate Carolina. Drew Brees was at his best as he completed 30-of-42 passes for 313 yards with four TDs and no interceptions.
The GOP power trio attended the game presumably as guests of team owner Woody Johnson, a well-known backer of the Republican Party.
When you start losing games, people start asking questions. And right now, there are several valid questions to ask — including whether or not the head coach will be fired.
To say that the New York Giants have had an inconsistent season is to be kind. In fact, at times, New York has performed downright poorly, as penalties and poor execution have plagued the G-men all year. Not surprisingly, these same themes reared their ugly head as Big Blue fell to the San Diego Chargers 37-14 on Sunday. Coupled with wins by the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, the loss dropped New York out of playoff contention.
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