Patriots’ QB situation could be in flux with Giants up next

Bill Belichick has told all three quarterbacks on the New England Patriots’ roster to be ready to start Sunday against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The coach who brought six Lombardi Trophies to New England is facing more scrutiny and speculation about his own future than ever before, as he and the Patriots (2-8) deal with the realities of a lost season. Belichick benched Mac Jones in favor of Bailey Zappe for

Commanders plan on-the-fly defensive fixes with Giants up next

How the Commanders’ defense went from No. 3 in yards allowed in the 2022 to the fourth-worst entering Week 11 remains one of the questions Washington is actively working to answer with seven games to play in 2023. Identifying reasons for the freefall isn’t easy. The unit, guided by the same coordinator, Jack Del Rio, was bolstered by first- and second-round selections in the 2023 draft and has remained relatively injury free. But here sits

Ailing Giants hand rookie QB keys at Dallas in rematch of 40-0 loss

Scoreless in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys, the Giants lost six of their past seven games and are preparing their third starting quarterback in as many games for Sunday’s rematch in Dallas. New York (2-7) has scored only eight offensive touchdowns in nine games and crash-lands into the NFC East matchup with more concerns than can be counted. The worries start with rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito. He’s thrust into the unexpected role of starter

Antonio Pierce, Raiders look to right ship in clash vs. Giants

The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t wait until the end of the season to cast blame. They did it in Week 9. Coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler were dismissed Tuesday night. Antonio Pierce will serve as interim coach when the Raiders host the New York Giants on Sunday. Las Vegas (3-5) lost 26-14 to the Detroit Lions on Monday and only gained 157 yards of total offense. The second consecutive poor performance —

Giants, Jets battle busted hopes, each other in rivalry bout

New York football fans cannot catch a break. Optimism seemed reasonable last spring, when the Giants were coming off their first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI and the Jets traded for future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Come autumn, the Giants have regressed, the Jets immediately lost Rodgers to injury and neither team is above .500 entering their rivalry game Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The quadrennial regular-season showdown will feature backup quarterbacks

Giants, Commanders meet in battle of sack-prone rivals

Sam Howell and Daniel Jones have a pretty painful trait in common: They’re the two most-sacked quarterbacks in the NFL this season. Howell will try to take the Washington Commanders above .500, while Jones just hopes to get back on the field for the New York Giants when the NFC East rivals meet on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commanders (3-3) ended a three-game losing streak last week when Howell threw three touchdown passes

Bills, Giants look to get back on track in prime-time matchup

Having returned from a disappointing trip abroad, the Buffalo Bills will hope to take their frustrations out on the visiting New York Giants when the two banged-up teams meet on “Sunday Night Football” in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills (3-2) are hurting in more ways than one after losing 25-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday in London. Linebacker Matt Milano, an All-Pro last year, and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones were placed on injured reserve