EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's hard to predict where the New York Giants are headed after playing their best game of the season in beating the struggling Carolina Panthers 25-3.
The defense, which was supposed to be the heart of the team, finally had a good game in holding the Panthers without a touchdown and limiting them to 173 total yards.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven games into Sam Darnold’s tenure with the Carolina Panthers there are serious concerns about his ability to develop into the team’s quarterback of the future.
Monday, Oct. 25
Saints at Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. EDT. New Orleans (3-2) returns from its bye coming off a victory over Washington two weeks ago. Seattle has dropped two straight after last week’s 23-20 overtime loss to Pittsburgh in its first game without quarterback Russell Wilson.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Burrow threw for a career-high 416 yards and three touchdowns, including a pivotal 82-yarder to rookie Ja’Marr Chase in the third quarter, and the Cincinnati Bengals won their AFC North showdown against the Baltimore Ravens in style, pulling away in the second half for a 41-17 victory Sunday.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time this season, Sam Darnold may have to start looking over his shoulder.
In fact, there may be a lot of guys on the Panthers who may be facing reduced playing time after Carolina dropped a 25-3 decision to the woeful New York Giants on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With most of his top skill players sidelined with injuries, Daniel Jones did a little of bit of everything for the New York Giants. He ran the ball, threw a touchdown pass and even made a great catch on a trick play.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the New York Giants will again be without star running back Saquon Barkley and playmaking receivers Kenny Golladay and exciting rookie Kadarius Toney, the offense is expected to get back wideout Darius Slayton.
Nearly everyone expected a tight race for the AFC North title, which also could carry a playoff bye with it.
Not many of those prognosticators would have cited the Bengals as being in the division mix.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll does not want the story written yet, because if it were, the story would say the Seattle Seahawks are faltering at a level rarely seen over the past decade.
The Seahawks coach would like a few more weeks before declarations are made about whether Seattle can find its way back into contention or is bound to languish at the bottom of the NFC West.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The game betweeen the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants on Sunday matches two struggling NFL teams. There's so much more to the story, starting with the coaches.
Matt Rhule of the Panthers (3-3) and Joe Judge of the Giants (1-5) are going to be linked to the wild coaching searches that followed the 2019 season.
CAROLINA (3-3) at NY GIANTS (1-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Panthers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
The start-or-sit dilemma is part of managing a fantasy football team.
Having the foresight to start the wide receiver who goes for 100 yards and a touchdown in a matchup while sitting a receiver against a shutdown cornerback is one of the keys to victory.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones was off to the best start of his brief career as New York Giants quarterback until things took a turn six quarters ago.
Jones sustained a concussion just before halftime in a 44-20 loss to Dallas on Oct.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed starting left tackle Andrew Thomas on injured reserve along with wide receiver/kickoff returner C.J. Board.
The Giants made the moves on Tuesday after both were hurt on Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Sean McVay called out his Los Angeles Rams for starting slowly in what would end up being a 38-11 rout of the New York Giants on Sunday, it could have been dismissed as a way to keep their attention with another losing team on deck.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Matt Rhule promised the Carolina Panthers' offense will take on a “vastly different look” moving forward after the team's third straight loss.
In an effort for the Panthers to “find their identity” with star running back Christian McCaffrey still out with a hamstring injury, Rhule plans to lean more on rookie Chuba Hubbard and the running game beginning this week against the New York Giants.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge has coached the New York Giants for 22 games and he has gotten all the clichés down.
The season is a marathon. It's only six games into the season. There is a lot of football to be played.
Six weeks into the NFL season and each conference has only six teams with a winning record.
A league that prides itself on parity is loaded with mediocre and poor teams.
Five clubs have one win, the Lions are winless and four division races are all but over, barring major injuries to the first-place teams.
SCOREBOARD: Monday, Oct. 18, Bills at Titans, 8:15 p.m. EDT.
Buffalo (4-1) has looked like a Super Bowl contender during a four-game winning streak, outscoring its opponents 156-41 and getting a big Sunday night win at Kansas City in a rematch of last year's AFC championship game.
Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor had movement in all of his extremities after leaving Seattle's game Sunday night against Pittsburgh late in the fourth quarter on a stretcher with an unspecified injury.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods were among the NFL's top receivers the past few seasons, and they seemingly are getting better with Matthew Stafford at quarterback.
Kupp, who has been the primary target for Stafford since the QB came to the Rams in an offseason trade with the Detroit Lions, had another big day on Sunday.
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For the fourth time this season there have been two overtimes in a week.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sean McVay wasn't happy walking into the postgame news conference after his Los Angeles Rams had their way with the banged-up and struggling New York Giants.
Despite getting another big game from quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Cooper Kupp, and four takeaways from his defense, McVay didn't enjoy the opening quarter of the Rams' 38-11 win on Sunday.
About a third of the starting quarterbacks have already missed time because of injuries, and Richard Sherman’s return to the NFL was hastened by Tampa Bay’s need at cornerback.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Less than a week after sustaining a scary concussion against the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared to play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Nobody's working 9 to 5 in the NFL. In fact, overtime has become practically imminent.
Through the first five weeks of the schedule there were eight games that went into an extra period, at least one every week.
Good buddies Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield, who each won the Heisman Trophy while quarterbacking at Oklahoma, get together in Cleveland on Sunday.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey rounded up the Los Angeles Rams' defensive backs and took everybody to the Dodgers' NL division series playoff game earlier this week.
On Thursday night, the DBs assembled again and headed downtown to watch the Los Angeles Kings' NHL season opener at Staples Center.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After working non-stop for 10 months to recover from an ACL injury and get on the field with the New York Giants, Saquon Barkley is dealing with the frustration of another injury.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants are heading in opposite directions as they meet for the third time in five seasons.
The Rams (4-1) are off to another good start and in line to make the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons under now 35-year-old coach Sean McVay.
DALLAS (4-1) at NEW ENGLAND (2-3)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Cowboys by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
1933 — The Philadelphia Eagles play their first NFL game and suffers a 56-0 loss to the New York Giants.
1961 — Mickey Wright wins her third LPGA Championship with a rout, nine strokes ahead of Louise Suggs.
LA RAMS (4-1) at NY GIANTS (1-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Rams by 10½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just one week ago, Robert Rochell was a rookie cornerback hoping to contribute on special teams while he waited for the opportunity to make plays for the Los Angeles Rams' defense.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — He was hailed as a hero by his offensive coordinator, but Broncos guard Graham Glasgow says he'll head straight for the sideline the next time his heart feels like it's about to pound right out of his chest during a game.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has made some progress since suffering a concussion last weekend and there's a chance the Giants quarterback will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants rookie receiver Kadarius Toney had his best game of his short NFL career, and had to apologize for it.
The Giants had no problem with his 10 catches for 189 yards in the 44-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are battling the deadly B's five games into the season: They're bad and they're banged up.
The Giants (1-4) took their second-worst loss in the Joe Judge tenure dropping a 44-20 decision in Dallas to the NFC East-leading Cowboys on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Amari Cooper rejected the suggestion that Dallas' 44-20 win over New York was even more impressive because of a sloppy start that kept the last-place Giants in the game longer than they should have been.
Monday, Oct. 11
Colts at Ravens, 8:15 p.m. EDT. The Colts (1-3), who played in Baltimore from 1953-83 before their middle-of-the-night move to Indianapolis in March 1984, are coming off their first win of the season.
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The Bills-Chiefs showdown at Arrowhead Stadium resumed after a weather delay of about an hour with Buffalo leading 24-13 to start the second half.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was dazed and wobbly when he got up after taking a crushing hit trying to run into the end zone.
Running back Saquon Barkley and their top two receivers weren’t options for the Giants on that third-and-goal play from the 1 before halftime in a 44-20 loss Sunday against the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.
Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals was taken to a hospital as a precaution after suffering a bruised throat, and Daniel Jones of the New York Giants was carted off the field with a concussion on a rough day for young quarterbacks.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott celebrated until the end with more than 90,000 fans in his home stadium for a third consecutive week — and third straight win for the rolling Dallas Cowboys.
The Las Vegas Raiders placed two of their top cornerbacks on injured reserve Saturday with starter Trayvon Mullen and backup Damon Arnette both shut down for at least three weeks.
The Raiders also placed backup tight end Derek Carrier on injured reserve.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All the problems first-round draft pick Kadarius Toney had in training camp and the early part of the season seem forgotten.
The wide receiver out of Florida opened a lot of eyes this past weekend in catching a career-best five passes for 74 yards.
Stop right there.
Let's hold off on the talk of the Bills' second trip to Kansas City this year being a possible AFC championship game preview. Sure, they met in January for a chance to go to the Super Bowl, with the Chiefs prevailing.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Same opponent. Same stadium. Same week.
The NFL didn’t do Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott any favors sending the New York Giants to the $1.2 billion home of the Cowboys in Week 5.