November 2017


Washington had not seen the field since a yawn-inducing 20-10 win over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving, and appeared to be still bogged down by leftovers as they traveled to Dallas for a Week 13 divisional matchup. After a scoreless first quarter, the Cowboys raced to a 17-0 lead and never had a lead of less than 10 points for the remainder of the game in a 38-14 win over the Redskins. Dallas’ offensive struggles have been well publicized in recent weeks as Jerry’s boys failed to score more than nine points in three consecutive games.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' owner has some regrets about the way in which quarterback Eli Manning lost his starting job on Tuesday. "Maybe the timing of it could have been a little different. I wish I could've been here when that was all going down," said co-owner John Mara, who was attending owners' meetings in New York when the decision was made on Tuesday. "What I did not expect -- and this was my fault; maybe I was naïve. I did not expect Eli to react by saying to go ahead and start the other guys. "I understand, especially after speaking with him [Wednesday]. I completely understand, but that took me by surprise a bit and maybe I would've handled that a little differently."

For the New York Giants, a season that started with so much promise has turned to utter disappointment and the franchise has already started planning for 2018 even though there's still a month left in this regular season. The season has gone only marginally better for Oakland, but in the mediocre AFC that's still enough to keep the Raiders in contention. The Raiders (5-6) head into Sunday's matchup with the Giants (2-9) that features two of the league's biggest flops this season just one game out of first place in the AFC West thanks to a major slump by Kansas City.

Eli Manning won’t be under center on Sunday when the putrid 2017 version of the New York Giants travels to California to play the underwhelming 2017 version of the Oakland Raiders. With the 2-9 Giants listing like some huge, rusty tanker toward the end of the regular season, head coach Ben McAdoo will give Geno Smith and Davis Webb the chance to go to work without Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall. Manning cried at his locker on Tuesday, in as good a physical metaphor for the Giants’ season as you will find. At least, unlike McAdoo (perhaps), he remains popular with at least one New Yorker. The Associated Press, via The Morning Call, reported that Manning received one write-in vote for New

Eli Manning won’t be under center on Sunday when the putrid 2017 version of the New York Giants travels to California to play the underwhelming 2017 version of the Oakland Raiders. With the 2-9 Giants listing like some huge, rusty tanker toward the end of the regular season, head coach Ben McAdoo will give Geno Smith and Davis Webb the chance to go to work without Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall. Manning cried at his locker on Tuesday, in as good a physical metaphor for the Giants’ season as you will find.

Eli Manning won’t be under center on Sunday when the putrid 2017 version of the New York Giants travels to California to play the underwhelming 2017 version of the Oakland Raiders. With the 2-9 Giants listing like some huge, rusty tanker toward the end of the regular season, head coach Ben McAdoo will give Geno Smith and Davis Webb the chance to go to work without Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall. Manning cried at his locker on Tuesday, in as good a physical metaphor for the Giants’ season as you will find.

Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts man the Raiders' three-receiver sets. Roberts had Johnny Holton on one sideline, Cordarrelle Patterson on the other. Crabtree got ejected in a brawl with Aqib Talib and the Broncos.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers described the New York Giants' decision to bench veteran Eli Manning as "pathetic". Giants head coach Ben McAdoo sparked outrage following his announcement on Tuesday that Manning's streak of 210 consecutive regular-season starts would come to an end ahead of Sunday's NFL clash against the Oakland Raiders. Rivers and fellow QB Manning, 36, will forever be connected because of a trade on April 24, 2004.

On Wednesday, just a day after the team controversially announced veteran quarterback Eli Manning would be benched for the first time in his 14-year Giants career, Mara was asked by reporters if McAdoo's job is safe for the remainder of the NFL season.

Add Philip Rivers to the list. The Los Angeles Chargers signal caller and soon-to-be owner of the longest acting starting streak among NFL quarterbacks took the New York Giants to task on Wednesday for benching Eli Manning. “I honestly thought it was pathetic, really,” Rivers told reporters at Chargers practice.

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