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NFC East highlights, once again, the flaws in the NFL’s playoff seeding

On paper, the NFL’s current arrangement of teams looks good, symmetrical. Two conferences. Four divisions per conference. Four teams per division. But there’s a problem with this structure. The NFL guarantees the best of every quartet of predetermined teams a playoff spot and, even worse, a home game. From time to time, complaints have been [more]

Washington announces Joshua Garnett’s retirement

The Washington Football Team claimed defensive end Casey Toohill off of waivers last week, but COVID-19 protocols required them to wait until Tuesday to add him to the 53-man roster. Washington made the announcement that Toohill is now officially on board and also announced the corresponding move to make space for him. Guard Joshua Garnett [more]

Ten NFL teams have one win or fewer

The NFL, as it should, likes to point out positive aspects of a season in progress, especially when it comes to the scoring of points and other things that make the game exciting. Here’s something the NFL won’t be issuing a press release about. Nearly a third of the league stinks. More specifically, 10 of [more]

Ron Rivera: The only way to learn to win is to play to win

The Washington Football Team could have tied Sunday’s game against the Giants after a Cam Sims touchdown catch with 36 seconds to play, but head coach Ron Rivera wasn’t interested in going to overtime. Rivera opted to go for two, but Kyle Allen threw an incompletion after being flushed from the pocket and the Giants [more]

Andrew Thomas violated team policy

Rookie Andrew Thomas played 99 percent of the Giants’ offensive snaps in the first five games. So it came as a surprise when the fourth overall choice didn’t take his spot in the starting lineup at left tackle. Giants coach Joe Judge said afterward that Thomas broke a team rule. “I want to make clear [more]

Giants stop two-point try to get first win of season

Riverboat Ron Rivera had no interest in going to overtime, but he went home a loser. Kyle Allen hit Cam Sims for a 22-yard touchdown with less than a minute to play in Sunday’s game against the Giants and an extra point would have tied the game at 20. Rivera opted to go for two [more]

Giants WR C.J. Board immobilized and carted off after injury

Sunday’s game between the Giants and the Washington Football Team took an extended pause in the third quarter after Giants wide receiver C.J. Board was injured while trying for a Daniel Jones pass. Board came down hard and his neck snapped his head into the turf for a violent hit. He remained down and medical [more]

Washington cuts Giants lead to 13-10 before half

The Giants haven’t won a game yet this season, but that didn’t stop oddsmakers from installing them as a favorite against the Washington Football Team on Sunday. They’re up through two quarters at MetLife Stadium, but Washington made it a bit closer just before halftime. Kyle Allen hit Logan Thomas for a five-yard touchdown with [more]

Giants put first-round tackle Andrew Thomas on bench against Washington

Sunday’s game between the Giants and Washington features two of the first four players drafted this year, but only Washington defensive end Chase Young was on the field during the Giants’ first offensive possession. The second-overall pick and the rest of the Football Team’s defense are tangling with Giants third-round pick Matt Peart at left [more]

Week Six early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET 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 kickoff. Broncos at Patriots Broncos: RB Melvin Gordon, TE Noah Fant, WR K.J. Hamler, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, [more]

Trevor Lawrence throws for 391 yards, 5 TDs in first half

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is putting on a show today for anyone who doubts his status as the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. At halftime against Georgia Tech, Lawrence has completed 22 of 27 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns. Clemson leads its ACC rival 52-7. At halftime. Lawrence and Clemson [more]

Giants activate David Mayo from injured reserve

The Giants announced Friday they have activated linebacker David Mayo off injured reserve. Mayo, 27, is expected to make his 2020 debut Sunday against Washington. The Giants placed Mayo on injured reserve Sept. 6 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He injured his knee in training camp. Mayo joined [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The four teams playing on Monday night won’t [more]

Maryland governor OKs 10 percent capacity at Ravens, Football Team games

The Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens both play in Maryland, where Governor Larry Hogan today said both teams can have thousands of fans in the stands. Hogan said that as long as fans are wearing masks and following all public health protocols, both teams can have 10 percent capacity. “With our key health metrics [more]

Washington activates Brandon Scherff from IR

The Washington Football Team is getting a big piece of its offensive line back this weekend. Right guard Brandon Scherff has been activated from injured reserve. Scherff returned to practice on Wednesday and will be eligible to play against the Giants this weekend. Scherff went on the list with a knee injury he suffered in [more]

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