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49ers move into top spot, if draft order was determined today

The Raiders lose by winning, and the 49ers managed to win without even playing. After watching two of the very best teams in the NFL last night, it’s time to consider the very worst, and how the 2019 NFL Draft order looks for the all the teams that want to grow up to be like [more]

NFC playoff picture: Rams’ win keeps them ahead of the Saints, for now

The Rams won Super Bowl 52.5 on Monday night, and as a result they remain the top seed in the NFC playoff picture. But that may not be the case for long: The Rams have a half-game lead over the Saints, but with the Rams on their bye, the Saints can tie it up this [more]

Chiefs become first team to score 50 and lose

Of all the records the Chiefs would rather not own, one that they set last night was the kind which may not be broken for a long time. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Chiefs became the first team to score more than 50 points in a game and lose. Teams scoring 50 were [more]

Eight of 11 games so far decided by 3 points or less

The NFL has played 11 of 13 games so far this weekend. Eight of those 11 were decided by three points or fewer. The Seahawks beat the Packers 27-24 on Thursday night. It was an even more dramatic Sunday, with three games decided on last-play field goals and five others going to the wire. The [more]

Pat Shurmur on playoffs: A long way to go, but you never know

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham hasn’t shied away from talking about his goal of an 8-0 second half of the season over the last couple of weeks, but head coach Pat Shurmur consistently talked about focusing on the next game rather than the big picture. After beating the Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday, Shurmur was willing [more]

Dirk Koetter: Jameis Winston was “fantastic,” no word on next week’s QB

The Buccaneers made another quarterback change on Sunday afternoon and that meant it was Jameis Winston‘s turn to run the offense. Winston did a lot better than starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was pulled after throwing three interceptions before the end of the third quarter. Winston threw two touchdowns and led four touchdown drives to bring [more]

Giants hold off Bucs behind big day for Saquon Barkley

When the Giants took Saquon Barkley with the second pick in this year’s draft, the idea was to build an offense that looked like the one they deployed against the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. Barkley ran for 142 yards and scored three touchdowns while Eli Manning completed 17-of-18 passes for 231 yards in a 38-35 [more]

Jameis Winston brings Bucs back within three

When the Buccaneers benched Jameis Winston in Week Eight against the Bengals, Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied the team back from a big deficit in what turned out to be a three-point loss. Fitzpatrick got benched in favor of Winston with the Bucs down 17 points to the Giants in the third quarter, but it is now [more]

Jameis Winston takes over for Ryan Fitzpatrick

The quarterback carousel is spinning again in Tampa. Jameis Winston is in for the Buccaneers after Ryan Fitzpatrick threw interceptions on the team’s first two drives of the second half. The first was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Alec Ogletree and the second resulted in the Giants getting the ball near midfield to kick [more]

Late interception sends Giants to halftime up 14-7

The Buccaneers got into the end zone for one touchdown, but their issues scoring points haven’t been put completely to bed. They drove into Giants territory just before halftime with the help of three straight penalties by Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, but their bid for points ended when Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted by Giants [more]

Buccaneers end TD drought, trail Giants 14-7

The Buccaneers rolled up 501 yards last Sunday, but scored just three points in a loss to Washington. They found their way back to the end zone in the second quarter against the Giants. Ryan Fitzpatrick ran for a one-yard score on fourth down with just under five minutes to play in the half. It [more]

Giants drive for a quick touchdown

Eli Manning ended last Monday night’s game with a touchdown pass and he started Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers the same way. Manning hit a wide open Saquon Barkley for a six-yard touchdown pass and the Giants lead the Buccaneers 7-0 with just over three minutes off the clock at MetLife Stadium. The rookie ran [more]

Week 11 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Cowboys at Falcons Cowboys: QB Mike White, WR Tavon Austin, LB Sean Lee, DL [more]

NFL fines Nate Stupar, Alec Ogletree

The NFL fined two Giants for their actions in Monday night’s victory over the 49ers. Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree lost $26,739 for an unnecessary roughness penalty. Officials penalized the Giants 15 yards in the third quarter when Ogletree hit a defenseless receiver. 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin gained 13 yards before Ogletree’s hit injured him. 49ers [more]

Peyton Manning talks up Eli, says Giants’ offensive line is struggling

At least one person who knows the quarterback position thinks Eli Manning can still play. In a video produced by ESPN, Peyton Manning offered a detailed analysis of his little brother’s performance in Monday night’s win over the 49ers. And Peyton says Eli played that game at a very high level. Peyton noted that on [more]

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