Giants’ rushing attack could be short a huge piece Sunday

The Giants’ resurgence with their rushing attack has coincided with the arrival of D.J. Fluker at right guard. Fluker played the majority of the snaps in the loss to the Chargers and started in last week’s victory in Denver.He earned his way into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against

Miami return haunts Jets special teams coach

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There will be some painful memories for some Jets walking into Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.Last season, the Jets lost 27-23 there when the Dolphins returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter after a penalty on the initial kickoff forced them

Why Evan Engram’s potential draws tantalizing comparisons

For Eli Manning, for Ben McAdoo, and especially for general manager Jerry Reese, Evan Engram has been heaven-sent.Heaven Engram.Reese is under fire again for his ill-fated gamble on the offensive line returning intact, and rookie right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, the 32nd pick, has been saintly down in New Orleans.But Reese

Super Bowl rematch, a QB fighting for job: 6 NFL things to watch

Volatility was the name of Week 6 in the NFL, with upsets, surprise results and crushing injuries — lowlighted by the Packers’ loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone. What mayhem is in store this week? Here’s a look at the Week 7 NFL High Five:Memories of their

In-depth look at Aaron Rodgers’ sub from those who know him best

Brett Hundley has been here before, as a five-star recruit from Chandler High School in Arizona, hailed as UCLA’s savior.“It was pretty insane,” Hundley told the Daily Bruin five years ago. “There was one picture of me on the Internet throwing a football in clouds with doves around me. Then

Colts backup QB won’t have enough answers for Jaguars’ “D’

Jaguars (-3) over COLTS: Indianapolis fans may get old this year waiting for Andrew Luck. For Indy, Jacoby Brissett is serviceable, but need to see better finishing skills from the young ex-Pat when considering leaning Colts against an outfit that’s already won games this season.Jets (+3¹/₂) at DOLPHINS: Remain admirers

JPP is feeling the “juice’ again and that’s scary for other QBs

Barely nine minutes had passed Sunday night in Denver when Jason Pierre-Paul first took down Trevor Siemian, stripping the Broncos quarterback of the ball.Later, as the Broncos attempted to cut a third quarter deficit, the Giants defensive end wrapped up Siemian again at midfield, helping stall another drive, before tying

Jets mailbag: When will we see the last of McCown and Wilkerson?

The Jets face the Dolphins on Sunday, trying to get back over .500. Let’s take a look at some questions you have in the Jets mailbag:JM (@akivamyson)Do you see a scenario where McCown ends up starting every game? Or will team be forced to use Petty/Hack for evaluation purposes?Josh McCown

Why Jeremy Kerley’s worst play showed Jets how special he is

Jeremy Kerley, who’s having a terrific renaissance season of sorts this year in his second stint with the Jets, probably isn’t going to like this.But you can’t help yourself if the first question you ask him is: What happened?What happened on the one pass that was thrown his way in

Why it’s worth gambling on one slumping fantasy football RB

Part of being a good fantasy team owner is knowing when to swim against the tide.You want to catch the big wave early, before all the other fantasy surfers see the swell. You don’t want to have to fight the crowd of Barneys clamoring for the cresting player who just

Giving up on these elite receivers is a poor fantasy strategy

For a fantasy owner, the only thing more frustrating than watching one of your early round picks struggle to produce is that moment when you give up on him, park him on your bench, and watch him finally put up the points you originally were expecting. It doesn’t matter if

Jets getting a key piece back against the Dolphins

Bilal Powell is scheduled to be back in action Sunday afternoon at Miami, and the shifty running back’s return couldn’t come at a better time for the Jets’ suddenly scuffling ground game.“You just miss the dynamics of him. He can make some plays,” coach Todd Bowles said of Powell, who

Giants second-year safety starting to play up to his potential

Steve Spagnuolo still looks at Darian Thompson like he’s a rookie, even if the second-year safety finally doesn’t resemble one anymore.Thompson, who missed all but two games last season with a foot injury — which required surgery in November — didn’t look much better than the rest of his teammates

The big-time matchup that could prove young Jets tackle belongs

Brandon Shell sat on the sideline staring straight ahead Sunday after a 24-17 loss to the Patriots.The Jets right tackle had been beaten by New England linebacker Dont’a Hightower for a sack on the game’s final series. It was not his only miscue of the day. The second-year player from

Over/Under Rico: Week 7

Rico was tremendous last week, going 11-3 (3-0 Best Bets) on the Over/Unders. The season record is now at 47-43-1 (11-6-1). Hoping to keep it going, the selections for Week 7 are:Over: Chiefs / Raiders; Seahawks / Giants; Titans / Browns; Jaguars / Colts; Panthers / Bears; Rams / Cardinals;

What the Jets need to keep Josh McCown healthy

Thirty-eight must be the new 28 in the NFL, or at least it seems that way for Jets quarterback Josh McCown, who is on pace for the best season of his 15-year career.If there were an early ballot for NFL Comeback Player of the Year, McCown would get plenty of

Why it’s safe to ride with the Rams again

The North Star from Northcoast Sports Service joins The Post’s college and NFL bettor’s guides for 2017. Go to ncsports.com to view a sample of the Power Sweep newsletter.Rams (-3) over Cardinals (in London): As predicted here last week, the Rams were able to pull out the outright upset

Steelers ripe for the picking

The Wildcat returns for his 21st season in The Post. Including the 1997-2016 Bettor’s Guide, Cat’s record in print stands at 573-479 (54.5 percent) against the spread.Bengals (+5) over STEELERS: Pittsburgh laid it on the line for Cat’s Crew against the Chiefs, knocking out the last of the unbeatens.

Marshawn Lynch ejected for fighting, shoving referee

Marshawn Lynch dashed in to defend quarterback Derek Carr as if he were hitting the hole, but on this occasion he went too far.The running back trying to resurrect his career with the Raiders was ejected during the team’s 31-30 comeback win over the Chiefs after he got in the

Dolphins will get their revenge at home

Heading into the third quarter of last week’s game in Atlanta, the Dolphins had not scored an offensive touchdown in 2¹/₂ games. Then they put up 20 points in 30 minutes against the Falcons to turn a 17-0 deficit into a 20-17 victory. So now a team that’s averaging 242

Is Cam Newton boycotting media over female reporter?

For the second straight day on Thursday, Cam Newton skipped media availability, risking a fine and further placing a spotlight on his interactions with the men and women who cover him.The Panthers public relations staff gave no explanation for his absence for the weekly press conference ahead of Sunday’s game

The mastermind of NFL’s anthem problem could also be solution

What Colin Kaepernick started, he might have to finish.According to Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, the first thing the NFL must do if it truly wants to deal with the controversy surrounding the national anthem is to re-employ the person whose knee spawned heated debate that has been felt everywhere,

Rodgers-Cromartie returns as another Giants corner absent

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hit the practice field, receiving a hug from cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and a handshake from general manager Jerry Reese. With that, DRC’s suspension came to an end as the Giants went back to work on Wednesday, for the first time this season after a victory.The return of

Bowles delivers “take it or leave it’ comments on Wilkerson, Williams

Jets coach Todd Bowles grew testy Wednesday when pressed about the play of defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams.The duo has combined for zero sacks this season, but Bowles gave them a pass.“They’re playing hard, and they’re playing well,” Bowles said. “They’re doing everything we’re asking them to do.

Jets have become more unified during anthem protest debate

Linebacker Demario Davis has embraced his role as one of the Jets leaders since his return to the team this year after one year in Cleveland. So it was no surprise he was among the dozen or so NFL players who attended Tuesday’s meeting in Manhattan with owners and league