The real action of the offseason begins when free agency starts Tuesday. Only then will the rebuilding plans of general managers Mike Maccagnan and Jerry Reese really start to come into focus.
A week after their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” show of solidarity, several St. Louis Rams players made another societal statement Sunday with the message: “I Can’t Breathe.”
The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday took Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush to task for an Instagram post the group said equated the situation in Ferguson, Missouri to the Palestinian people.
The New York Jets are going to have their hands full with a very talented Detroit Lions team. If Gang Green does not play their best game it will be a long day at MetLife Stadium.
Reggie Bush is rushing to the defense of Adrian Peterson, saying he too would “harshly” discipline his young child.
The New York Giants were doomed for failure in 2013 by starting the season with an 0-6 record. In 2014, there are plenty of new faces in the fold, but Big Blue once again laid an egg on opening day, losing to Detroit 35-14 in a Monday Night Football dud.
A loss in the opening week of the season can be a lot more important for teams that are not established. The Giants should have an opportunity to learn a bit more about their identity in their opener tonight against Detroit.
If the Giants are going to run the ball, they’ll have to make sure to neutralize one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the league: Ndamukong Suh.
Since the opening of training camp, the Giants have been boasting that their defense has the potential to be one of the NFL’s best. Antrel Rolle & Co. are going to get a chance prove it Monday.
The last time the New York Giants visited Detroit, the G-men effectively ended the coaching era of Jim Schwartz by knocking the Lions out of NFL playoffs with a 23-20 overtime victory on December 22, 2013.
Jim Schwartz started the season on the hot seat and it might be scalding after another collapse. Losing four of five has likely hurt his job security.
The Lions have taken more undisciplined penalties than any other team in football throughout Schwartz’s tenure. Whether it’s a motion or offside penalty before the snap or an unnecessary roughness or a late hit call after the play, Schwartz’s team never seems to learn.
For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.
Fresh off their latest debacle, a 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at the Meadowlands, the New York Giants travel to Detroit for a matchup with playoff desperate Lions. Detroit is fighting it out with the Chicago Bears to secure first place in the competitive NFC north division, so the Lions cannot afford to take a win over the deflated Giants for granted.
The Detroit Lions scored 37 straight points to beat the Green Bay Packers 40-10 on Thanksgiving Day.