The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in Week 8, the Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions on Oct. 26.
Raiders running back Darren McFadden will play against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. He has not played since straining a hamstring early in the first half against Philadelphia on Nov. 3.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
While Rex Ryan continues to thwart the ever-growing (and ever-silly) notion that Matt Simms is some kind of answer to the Jets’ quarterback question, we turn now to the Giants and their problems.
Don’t even bother mentioning whether losing hope is an option for the Giants in the wake of their gut-wrenching 24-21 last-second loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
Hatcher sported fake blood on his face and wrote the following caption next to his picture: “They say blood would be shed. Just finished eating a giant. #actionspeaklouderthanwords.”
With a windy MetLife Stadium as a backdrop for a key NFC East matchup, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys battled for a full 60 minutes. A Dan Bailey field goal from 32 yards out with no time remaining propelled the Cowboys to a 24-21 victory over the Giants.
The Cowboys started the Giants’ season-opening nightmare on a warm night in September and they pretty much ended New York’s dream of a miracle comeback on a cold blustery night in November.
Giants tied the Cowboys late in the fourth quarter, but then allowed Romo to drive down the field, which allowed Dan Bailey to kick the game winning FG.
Nicks was limited at practice on Friday and was listed as questionable for the game.
The Giants’ chances of winning the NFC East would be slim if they lose, and seven losses might not be good enough to make the playoffs as a wild card.
When the New York Giants started the season 0-6, few thought that the team would take part in any meaningful games in 2013. But New York has gotten off the canvas with four straight wins, and now the team faces its biggest obstacle yet, the Dallas Cowboys, in its quest to return to the NFC playoffs.
Al Dukes wasn’t really feeling the freestyle rap game on Friday, so after droppin’ a few lines, the parody song maven cued trusty sidekick “The” Eddie Scozzare and busted out an old classic.
While the Giants’ defense has been the catalyst in their amazing comeback from a dismal 0-6 start, there were concerns after last week’s win over Green Bay.