Monthly Archives: December 2017

Exploring Eli Manning’s three best non-Giants options in 2018

A ton of pressure would be taken off Manning in this situation. He would be in position to make savvy decisions and occasionally push the ball downfield well. With Allen Robinson (a priority re-signing) and Allen Hurns returning healthy in 2018, the Jaguars could field a deep receiving corps between them, Marqise Lee and Dede […]

Atlanta sits a game back of the Panthers and Saints in the NFC South.

Before the Panthers and Saints kick off, there will definitely be some eyes on Sunday’s earlier game in Atlanta between the 9-2 Vikings and 7-4 Falcons (1 p.m. ET, Fox). While the winner of Sunday’s game in New Orleans will have a leg up in the division, the loser will have to contend with the […]

Dolphins running back Damien Williams was carted to the locker room in the third quarter of the loss to New England with a left arm injury.

A year ago, Georgia’s offensive line was a major weakness. In 2017, it was the foundation of the team’s offensive game plan. That was due, in no small part, to Thomas, who started all 13 games at right tackle. At 6-5, 320 pounds, Thomas fit in from day one, working with the Bulldogs’ first team […]

The Cowboys need a ton of help from other teams to have a chance.

With the most imposing middle of the order in the league, the expectation is now World Series or bust for New York. And while fans won’t like that Derek Jeter dealt to his former team, that doesn’t mean he failed his first test. Stanton is baseball’s most dangerous long-ball threat. The ballpark in the Bronx […]

The Bruins limited New York’s chances most of the game.

“That’s what they do,” Islanders coach Doug Weight said. “They have big, long (defenseman), protect lanes and protect the net.” Both suffered lower-body injuries in the Blues’ 6-1 win at Detroit on Saturday afternoon. Schwartz was placed on injured reserve, but Pietrangelo is day-to-day. “We rolled our forwards, rolled our D-men and we kind of […]

Zarley Zalapski, former NHL defenseman, dies at age 49

Former NHL defenseman Zarley Zalapski has died at age 49, according to the Flames. No cause of death was given. Ranking Browns lowlights is an exercise in eternal darkness. But for all the recent seasons of ineptitude, it’s actually a moment when they almost tasted success that truly stings the most. The award recognizes those […]

The Texans rallied to beat the Cardinals but lost running back D’Onta Foreman in the process.

The positional note above is specifically for Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who seemingly forgot that the player they drafted in the second round is a safety, not a cornerback. In his return last week from the injury that kept him out since the start of the season, Melifonwu saw some snaps at cornerback and […]

Chicago’s defense is very good, but the offense continues to falter.

The Dolphins are frustrated and dejected as they try to find some way to salvage their season. This probably is Marvin Lewis’ final season in Cincinnati. Tampa Bay beat the Jets without QB Jameis Winston and WR Mike Evans as the defense held New York to 275 yards and forced two turnovers. Tampa’s D has […]

Two other Giants sat out Tuesday and six were limited.

In addition, guard D.J. Fluker (toe) is in a walking boot and offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back) remains out. “The short week — it affects the players. They have to obviously recover very quickly, not just physically but mentally and emotionally to get ready for the next one,” McAdoo said. “That was my fault coming […]

Schenn took the blame for the play.

Sunday’s Giants-49ers game at Levi’s Stadium of course had no effect on the NFL playoff picture. New York and San Francisco entered Week 10 with a combined record of 1-16, with the Giants being arguably the most disappointing team in the league in 2017 given their preseason outlook. You knew at some point, though, that […]