NFL head coaches tend to be more revered than their counterparts in Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Tom Coughlin is still viewed as elite, and deservedly so.
The National Weather Service forecast called for a high temperature in Green Bay on Sunday of 2 degrees, with north-northwest winds making it feel more like minus-15 to minus-20.
Coach Mike McCarthy has pronounced third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien the starter against the Giants on Sunday.
The Packers brushed away the Vikings with ease, but the 49ers will be a much tougher test in divisional round.
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The Giants responded to an awful game against Cincinnati by bludgeoning the Packers 38-10.
No one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday’s practice and Sunday’s game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A Week 3 win in Miami. Tied for first place in the AFC East. Looking down on the New England Patriots in the standings. It all means little to the Jets right now.
The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.
It’s not just about the quarterbacks. It’s about the quarterback-coach combination. Put together a sharp-throwing quarterback with a brilliant head coach and you have a winning combination.
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.
With Sunday’s playoff game against the Giants to prepare for, real life has knocked the Packers back.
“Our prayers go out to the Philbin family and Packer nation for their loss,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck tweeted.
Divers recovered the body of Michael Philbin from the Fox River near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus, police confirmed.
The last three games may have been only the beginning of the ugliness.