Jets may find out how low they can go with nothing to play for

NEW ORLEANS — This could get ugly. The Jets come to the Superdome with little to play for, a backup quarterback and a week away from their worst performance of the season. Standing in their way are the 9-4 Saints, who have had 10 days of rest, have the

Giants’ last matchup with Eagles changed their whole season

Ain’t that a kick? It sure was 84 days ago, when a rookie named Jake Elliott aimed and fired a dagger through the hearts of the Giants and their season. Sure, the Giants were already 0-2 when they met up with the Eagles in Philadelphia, so it is not

What Bill Parcells’ 1990 Giants can teach this Eagles team

Bill Parcells spent a good part of his Giants coaching career shattering the Super Bowl dreams of the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia. Carson Wentz suffering that torn ACL last Sunday ripped the heart out of Eagles fans who could reach out and touch the franchise’s first

Get ready to see a lot more Wayne Gallman for Giants

Want to see more of a young Giants player other than Davis Webb as this brutal season comes to a close? Rookie running back Wayne Gallman qualifies. Gallman is coming off his most productive game, with season-highs in rushing attempts (12) and yards (59) in the 30-10 loss to

How Jaguars got to cusp of first playoff appearance in a decade

Three weeks remain on the regular-season schedule and there’s still much to be determined in terms of playoff participants, division winner and who gets home-field advantage throughout the postseason. With that, here’s a look at our NFL High Five for Week 15: The Jaguars will play their biggest game in

Bryce Petty’s secret weapon against Saints is to have fun

NEW ORLEANS — Whatever happens Sunday in the Superdome, you can count on this: Bryce Petty is going to have fun. Whether that will add up to a victory for the Jets is up for debate. The 5-8 Jets, after all, are 16-point underdogs to the 9-4 Saints — a

There’s no bigger game than this epic Patriots-Steelers matchup

This is the Ali-Frazier of the 2017 NFL season, the heavyweight championship fight that will almost certainly determine where the Road to Minneapolis travels through after Ali-Frazier II next month. The Terrible Towels will be waving, and the Steelers will be driven to transform Heinz Field into a black-and-gold

Dolphins are in for a letdown against stout Bills offense

BILLS (-3) over Dolphins: Miami got their late-season feel-good score when they jumped on the Patriots early Monday and didn’t let them run wild. With Tyrod Taylor more fit for battle for hosts, expect a stout offensive performance from the Bills, as Dolphins find themselves in inhospitable conditions

Aaron Rodgers needs a miracle to lead Packers to the playoffs

Aaron Rodgers is back. Does that mean the Pack is back? We’ll see, beginning with Sunday’s game at Carolina. “Hopefully it gives a lift to some of the guys, but I’m not coming back to save this team,” Rodgers told reporters this week. “I’m coming back to play quarterback the way

Red Zone’s quest to be the only NFL channel you need

LOS ANGELES — The Jets have just taken a 36-31 lead on the Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on Josh McCown’s 1-yard sneak with 2:15 to go. “McCown takes it over the goal line. Two-point conversion coming,” Andrew Siciliano, host of DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, tells viewers from a set

Jets receivers know they need Bryce Petty for bounce back

NEW ORLEANS — The Jets wide receiving duo of Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson were rolling until they ran right into a roadblock last week in Denver. Now, can they stop it from happening again in New Orleans? Anderson and Kearse each had back-to-back 100-yard receiving games against the Panthers

Is Vince McMahon ready to revive the XFL?

Vince McMahon might be ready to challenge the NFL again. There are some signs that the WWE owner might be ready to resurrect the XFL, which he started with Dick Ebersol in 2001. The league lasted one season, but had plenty of weird and memorable moments. For starters, journalist/wrestling fan

Wilkerson said he’d be late, but Jets still leaving him home

Muhammad Wilkerson’s Jets career took another wrong turn on Friday. Soon, it could be over. Jets coach Todd Bowles apparently had enough of his tardiness, announcing Friday that the disappointing Wilkerson wouldn’t be making the trip to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday. He made it clear it

Jets can’t give Muhammad Wilkerson another chance

A week ago, I wrote that if Muhammad Wilkerson wanted to remain with the Jets next season, he would need to prove it over the final four games of the season. I guess we have our answer. Wilkerson will not travel with the team to New Orleans and won’t

Panthers owner under investigation for misconduct

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers are investigating workplace misconduct allegations against founder and owner Jerry Richardson. The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the Panthers and

Giants might have to protect Landon Collins from himself

Another streak by a Giant will almost certainly end Sunday — for the sake of preserving many more streaks to come. Safety Landon Collins has started all 45 games since Big Blue selected him with the 33rd pick in 2015. After suffering a sprained ankle in the Giants’ 30-10

Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants to stick with Jets for long haul

If it is up to him, Austin Seferian-Jenkins will wear green for many years to come. A free agent-to-be, the 25-year-old tight end hopes to continue his career with the Jets for a long time. “They gave me a great opportunity, let me showcase my abilities, and I’ll

Giants really hope this Eli Apple-Landon Collins feud blows over

The surprising drama that unfolded between Giants defensive backs Eli Apple and Landon Collins over the past few days does not seem like a major concern to the team. Asked about the situation, interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he saw no need get involved. “We’re family. There’s going to

What to do if your fantasy team is at mercy of backup quarterback

Throughout the years, we have seen some amazing quarterback/wide receiver tandems that have been the bread and butter for fantasy owners seeking a championship. Back in the day, Troy Aikman had Michael Irvin, Peyton Manning had Marvin Harrison, and Daunte Culpepper and Tom Brady took turns teaming with

Aaron Rodgers deserves your fantasy football faith

Reach out. What do you see? Can you see the difference between a completion an incompletion? Between a touchdown and interception? Between a good quarterback and great quarterback? That is the force. That is balance. That is what makes darker forces like Kirk Cousins and Blake Bortles worthy of

Brady vs. Roethlisberger is the matchup prime time was built for

Last week was the most thrilling of the NFL season. It was filled with tense, high-quality games between top teams. This week might be better. The Patriots and Steelers headline a weekend that includes two matchups that could decide divisions (Chargers at Chiefs, and Rams at Seahawks) and the

Jets’ 3 QB nightmares will show what these rookies are made of

Up first is Drew Brees and the co-NFC South-leading Saints in New Orleans. That’s followed by Philip Rivers and the red-hot Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Then a rematch with Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots in Foxborough. Talk about going out with a bang. Marcus Maye and

Jets explain why they threw in the towel against Broncos

John Morton took a page out of the Roberto Duran playbook. With the Jets getting overwhelmed by the Broncos last Sunday in Denver, the first-year offensive coordinator waved the white flag. Down 23 points in the fourth quarter, he all but said “no mas” — the famous phrase

John Morton only has Jets on the mind in return to New Orleans

This isn’t exactly the way John Morton planned, wanted or hoped to be the backdrop to his big return to New Orleans. Not coming off his offense’s worst performance of the season, gaining a total of 100 yards in a 23-0 loss in Denver. Not having just lost his dependable