Last week Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter took play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Todd Monken, though the offense was fine and Koetter gave little reason for the change. Koetter said on his weekly radio show Friday (via Greg Auman of The Athletic) that Monken will take back play-calling for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Last week the Buccaneers scored three points in a loss.

A reclamation project off the waiver wire is galvanizing the New York Giants' beleaguered offensive line. Just two weeks ago, Jamon Brown thought he was without a job. Brown, a guard for the Rams who started all 16 games and a playoff game in 2017, was on the waiver wire.

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley will be chasing another school record and the No. 16 Nittany Lions can put themselves in position for a New Year's Day bowl when they visit Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights' final home game of an awful season. McSorley will become the winningest quarterback in Penn State history if the Nittany Lions (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) send Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) to its 10th straight loss on Saturday. The win would be McSorley's 30th as a starter, moving the senior ahead of Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91).

Odell Beckham Jr. says more than a couple of people scoffed last week when he said the New York Giants could win their final eight games and make the playoffs. The NFL's highest-paid receiver knew it was a long shot when he made the statement and little has changed since the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night. ''I don't know what makes me not believe it,'' Beckham said.

The QB2 by average points, Matt Ryan is splitting the difference between his MVP 2016 and frustrating 2017. Ryan is averaging 8.54 yards per attempt while completing an eye-popping 71.1 percent of his throws. His touchdown percentage is a sturdy 5.8 while

As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators. Reuben Foster missed his 10th game in two seasons because of injuries and suspension and fellow 2017 first-round pick Solomon Thomas remained on the sideline because he's not good enough to be on the field at crunch time. While the season-ending knee injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo back in September probably ended any realistic chances of the 49ers being contenders this season, the lackluster production from coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch's first draft class has been a major negative this season as the 49ers (2-8) head into the bye week with the second-worst record in the NFL.

After a disastrous first half of the season, the New York Giants hope the Monday night win in San Francisco is a sign of better things to come. The Giants (2-7) began the back half of their schedule with a 27-23 victory over the 49ers and look to start a winning streak Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6). "I think it is encouraging for the team," Giants quarterback Eli Manning said.

1. The NFL’s hottest team looks to extend its win streak at the Superdome on Sunday when the Saints host the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. Not only has New Orleans won eight consecutive games straight up, but the team has also prevailed in seven straight against the spread. The Saints pummeled the 6-3 Redskins by 24 points before beating the 5-3-1 Vikings and 9-1 Rams each by 10 points prior to this past Sunday’s 51-14 beatdown on the road against a Bengals team that now sits at 5-4.

If you are Washington Redskins fan, you're probably just worried about the team making the playoffs. You're not worried too much about how the rest of the NFC Playoff Picture is playing out. In a rare situation, the Redskins hold their postseason fate in their own hands.

The Bears have been rolling, winning three straight since their loss to the Patriots. The Bears have a top-five offense, but in this key NFC North contest, I think Mike Zimmer and the Vikings will be able to get to Trubisky better than the Lions, Bills and Jets, Chicago's last three opponents.

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