Tag: NFL

Did the Giants expose the Cowboys in sweep of Dallas?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Maybe instead of looking at what the Cowboys have been doing to the rest of the league, NFL teams should look at what the Giants did to the Cowboys this season. And who knows, maybe what New York could do again should they meet in the playoffs. Dallas’ offense ripped through nearly every opponent during an 11-game winning streak that began after a 20-19 home loss to New York in the season opener. That string ended under the powerful pressure the Giants applied on defense Sunday night: a strong pass rush; sticky coverage of...

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Barry Switzer makes case to Trump for ‘secretary of offense’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer has made his case to be the new “secretary of offense.” Switzer, a college football hall of fame coach who led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl title in 1996, visited with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York. Switzer joked that Trump wants to “make the wishbone great again.” “Donald plans to run with the ball. And I know a lot about rushing the football. So that’s why I’m here,” Switzer told reporters before his meeting with Trump. Trump enjoyed support from some other big names in...

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Seahawks find some balance, toughness in win over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Some of the best Seahawks teams under coach Pete Carroll have been the ones that gradually improved throughout the season. Seattle’s latest climb may be underway. The Seahawks put together perhaps their most balanced 60 minutes on both sides of the ball this season in Sunday night’s 31-24 win over the New England Patriots. Not only did Seattle (6-2-1) force Tom Brady into his first interception this season , but it kept him without a passing touchdown for the first time in 2016 and denied the Patriots an opportunity to tie the game with a...

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NFL HALFWAY: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they can’t touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags. The league’s head of officiating even found himself tweeting during Monday night’s Bills-Seahawks game when the crew bungled a series of calls at the end of the first half on a field goal try that would prove crucial...

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Houston’s Watt re-injures back, could miss entire season

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt has re-injured his back, according to a person familiar with his condition, and the Houston Texans expect the star defensive end to be sidelined until at least December, and possibly the entire season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t confirmed the injury. Watt missed training camp and Houston’s four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back. He started each of the team’s three regular-season games and got hurt again Thursday against the Patriots. It’s unclear...

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