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 answer lies not in the stars, as Shakespeare’s evil Cassius might say, but with his players. And those guys might well prove the death of Rex Ryan as a Jets head coach.
The New York Jets set a season high for points and snapped a three-game skid with a 37-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
It’s a shame there won’t be more on the line when Eli Manning and the Giants take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers 10 years later.
For the first time in a while the New York Jets will be fielding a relatively healthy offensive unit. Will this allow Marty Mornhinweg to open up the playbook?
DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
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.
Antrel Rolle joined “Joe and Evan” and called Giants running back Andre Brown “the player of the game” in Sunday’s victory over the Raiders.
Eli Manning told Mike Francesa: “We feel if we take care of our business — if we win these games, we’ll be in a good spot to make the playoffs.”
Andre Brown set career highs with 30 carries and 115 yards while running for the go-ahead 1-yard TD late in the third quarter — and he wasn’t activated until this past week.
After an 0-6 start to the season, the Giants (3-6) are suddenly only 1½ games behind Dallas and Philadelphia in the division, and only one back in the loss column.
It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York’s 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.
You get the idea that nothing is ever going to be pretty in this Giants season. Then again, division races aren’t decided on looks and personality. Wins are all that count.