The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
Here’s a look at the very best of the Boston-New York rivalries in football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Enjoy the history lesson.
The two-time Pro Bowler has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles, deflecting two passes and picking off two balls thrown by 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
“Last year they had our number, for whatever reason … And they look like a much better team this year,” Rolle said. “So we’re definitely going to put our foot to the metal and give it all that we’ve got this week.”
Perhaps the only thing missing from this game are the stakes – it’s only the sixth week of the regular season, although it’s very possible the winner will be able to call upon this result to help gain a tiebreaker advantage for the playoffs.
You outscore two teams 79-3, and even though they’re the Jets and Bills, people take notice. The Giants certainly have.
As far as matching up with the Giants goes, the Niners still have to take a backseat. Here’s two good reasons: The Giants are better at the quarterback position and at the head coaching slot.
Only a fool would eulogize the Jets — a first-place team after three games — in Week 4. Yet it won’t be the first time I’ve acted the fool. The Jets’ season is over. Done. Dead. Muerto.
In the past, it wouldn’t take much to get a battle started. An upstart player would play impressively in training camp while a veteran would report out of shape.Today’s players condition all year long and get familiar with the team’s plays and gameplan at mini-camp and OTAs. However, there are still a number of battles around the NFL that are worth watching.
Entering his fourth season with the Giants, wide receiver Ramses Barden is reaching the point in his career where it’s time to start producing.
You wouldn’t think a couple of quotes from one of the newest non-Giants, now in a 49ers uniform, would create even a ripple of controversy here. And yet, Jacobs managed to do just that.
There was a point in 2011 when not even the most die-hard Giants fan would have a predicted a Super Bowl victory. At least not in public. This year it’s a whole different story.
With a quick shake of the head, Tom Coughlin officially rejected the notion that Plaxico Burress would somehow ride in on his mud-splattered horse and save the Giants’ receiving corps.
As the Giants again begin the process of sorting out a dilemma among the wide receivers, Victor Cruz and Domenik Hixon will have to provide much-needed stability.
The Giants’ second round draft pick didn’t disappoint as the Super Bowl Champs opened a rookie minicamp on Friday.