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Week 7

Peyton Hillis runs the ball in Monday's win against the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dottino: Gradual Improvement Finally Pays Off For Giants

Coach Tom Coughlin’s team played what may have been its most complete game of the season, albeit with flaws. So let’s hand out some game balls and gassers.

10/22/2013

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013. The Jets won 30-27 in overtime. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Forget The Flag! Rex Says Jets ‘Outplayed New England’

Call the Jets whatever you want. Rex Ryan doesn’t care. Some say lucky. Others say good. Or, maybe, it’s a little of both.

10/22/2013

Defensive end Damontre Moore of the New York Giants against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Eli, Coughlin Praise ‘Outstanding’ Defensive Effort By Giants

For the first time this season, the Giants are going to be able to watch the videotapes of a game and have something to smile about.

10/22/2013

Geno Smith of the New York Jets celebrates after running for a touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots. The Jets won 30-27 in overtime. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Keidel: Who Are These Guys? Character-Rich Jets Tryin’ For Ryan

For all of us who declared before the season that Gang Green was gangrenous this year, it’s time to munch on our words, and even flash a little gratitude for perhaps the most beleaguered franchise in football.

10/21/2013

Tom Brady reacts during the third quarter of the New York Jets' 30-27 win over the New England Patriots. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Tom Brady: ‘Losing Sucks, And Especially To The Jets’

Tom Brady isn’t used to this. For the Patriots quarterback, there’s losing — and then there’s losing to the rival New York Jets.

10/21/2013

Tim Tebow (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky /Getty Images)

Report: Tim Tebow Discussed As Option For Rams

A quarterback on a struggling team is out with a serious knee injury — and that can only mean one thing. Let the Tebow talk begin.

10/21/2013

Jets safety Antonio Allen flips into the end zone for a touchdown on his interception in the third quarter of New York's 30-27 win over the New England Patriots. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Give Game Ball To Rex And Jets’ Staff, Not Refs

Now, everyone will be talking about the curious call in overtime that secured New York’s win over New England. But that doesn’t even happen without Ryan’s halftime adjustments.

10/21/2013

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is sacked by the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Week 7 Roundup: Colts Spoil Manning’s Return To Indy

Indianapolis fans treated Peyton Manning like a returning hero before he led the Broncos against their team. Then the Colts treated Manning unkindly Sunday night, handing Denver (6-1) its first loss of the season, 39-33.

10/21/2013

Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets hits the game-winning field goal in overtime against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets won 30-27. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Controversial Ending Could Mean Brighter Days For Jets

The Jets won a game Sunday on a call an official may never favor them with again in 2013. So, ya wanna throw it back? Of course not.

10/21/2013

Rex Ryan of the Jets and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shake hands at the end of New York's 30-27 win over New England at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Jets, Refs Send Patriots Home With Beli-Ache

The Jets, given new life after a rare call in overtime, ran the ball three times to set up Nick Folk’s winner and send the green towel-waving fans at MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.

10/21/2013

Geno Smith of the New York Jets feels the pressure of Michael Buchanan of the New England Patriots in the 4th quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Geno, Jets Ready For Round 2 Vs. Patriots

The New England Patriots may be dealing with a slew of injuries, but their most important player is still healthy. Tom Brady also tends to have few issues against the Jets.

10/20/2013

Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots’ Gronkowski Cleared To Play Against Jets, Agent Says

Bad news, Jets fans: Gronk is a go. The big Tom Brady target hasn’t played this season, missing 11 of his last 12 regular-season games due a series of injuries.

10/18/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan Tells Jets To Abstain From … Household Chores

Ryan wants his players to hold out on their significant others. And no, the coach wasn’t talking about sex, no matter what rookie Sheldon Richardson thinks.

10/17/2013

Bill Belichick (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Willie Colon (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets’ Colon On Rival Patriots: ‘I Just Hate Them’

Willie Colon is new to the Jets-Patriots rivalry. But he saw enough in his six years in Pittsburgh to form an opinion of New York’s nemesis.

10/16/2013

Mark Sanchez (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Memo To Jets — You Can’t Slay Patriots With Field Goals

One thing is for sure after watching Sunday‚Äôs game — make that two things. The Patriots are vulnerable, and the Jets had no business losing that one.

10/22/2012

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