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    Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce heard some much-needed support from the unlikeliest place on Sunday morning: His three-year-old daughter Wyatt's nanny cam. 'E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles, yay!' the fist-pumping Wyatt is heard singing a black-and-white video her 35-year-old father shared Sunday following Philadelphia's 38-7 playoff win over the New York Giants. Like much of Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey, Wyatt was still celebrating the Eagles' playoff rout of the rival Giants from Saturday. 'Apparently Wyatt is pretty pumped about the Eagles win last night too,' Kelce wrote in the caption on Sunday. 'Woke up to her singing the entire fight song this morning in her crib.' Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce heard some much-needed support from the unlikeliest place on Sunday morning: His three-year-old daughter Wyatt's nanny cam. 'E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagle, yay!' the fist-pumping Wyatt is heard singing a black-and-white video her 35-year-old father shared Sunday following Philadelphia's 38-7 playoff win over the New York Giants. Wyatt is Kelce's first child and was not yet born when he and the Eagles won their only Super Bowl over the New England Patriots...
    New York Mayor Eric Adams may soon be reaching for the delete button on his latest social media post, after his Giants NFL prediction went badly wrong. Adams was in Philadelphia on Saturday night to witness the Giants' do-or-die playoff game against the Eagles, and he appeared very confident ahead of kick-off. Speaking from field level at Lincoln Financial Field, the New York Mayor said: 'This is the one, this is the big one. I'm here with our team. We're going to win this, and when we do we're going to go straight to the Super Bowl. 'Let's go Giants, Big Blue in the house.'  New York Mayor Eric Adams was very confident the Giants would beat the Eagles in Philly Things went south, very quickly, with Philadelphia recording four first-half touchdowns It was an awful first half for New York, who went in at the break 28 points behind their rivals Let’s Go @Giants! #TogetherBlue pic.twitter.com/sd5umesXYr— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 22, 2023 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Giants 0-14 Eagles - NFL LIVE:...
    Follow all the action as the No. 1 seed, the Philadelphia Eagles, kickstart their Super Bowl charge as they face the New York Giants for the third time this season. Tyrell Feaster Host commentator 00:43 Green Bay's back-to-back MVP might be wearing a new uniform next offseason Aaron Rodgers faces 'real possibility' of being traded Multi-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a 'real possibility' of being traded away from the Green Bay Packers this offseason according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Mail Online 00:35 Actress and singer Keke Palmer is in attendance for tonight's game A night under the stars with stars#ItsAPhillyThing | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Pun6MNajT0— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 22, 2023 00:32 The Giants coincidentally had some issues at the team hotel in Philly this week Giants have NO WATER at team hotel in Philadelphia before Eagles clash Faulty plumbing left the New York Giants without water for a few hours at their hotel in Center City Philadelphia, just hours before they're set to take on the...
    A BURST pipe at the New York Giants' hotel reportedly left the team without running water on the morning of the road matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. The incident made football fans emphasize the importance of home-field advantage in the NFL Playoffs — although some joked they smelled foul play. 1The New York Giants were reportedly left without running water after a pipe burst at their hotel in Philadelphia on Saturday morningCredit: Getty The Eagles begin their playoff campaign after a week off thanks to the bye they secured as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They will also play at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in each game on the way to the Super Bowl this year. And the Giants learned the true value of home-field advantage after arriving in Philly for their first playoff game since 2016. Multiple reports claimed New York's players couldn't shower on Saturday morning due to a busted pipe at their hotel, leaving them without running water. Read more on the NFL'DON'T TAKE ME OUT' Mahomes injury leaves Chiefs quarterback begging to be...
    1. GET BARKLEY GOING The best way to contain the Eagles’ high-powered offense is to keep them off the field. How do the Giants do that? Big Blue needs to run the ball effectively with Saquon Barkley, who has struggled recently against the Eagles. In the only game he played against Philly this season, Barkley ran for 28 yards on nine carries. Barkley hasn’t rushed for over 100 yards against the Eagles since 2018 when he did it twice during his rookie year. Establishing the ground game will not only help the Giants’ defense remain off the field, but it will also take pressure off Daniel Jones and the O-line. The Eagles’ defense led the league in sacks this season with 70. 2. PRESSURE HURTS Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had a terrific season and is a candidate for the MVP award. However, one weakness in his game is when opposing teams have brought pressure. Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale is one of the most pressure-happy play callers in the business. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Hurts completed 58%...
    Find out when the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants will play on Saturday in their NFC Divisional Round matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants met in Week 18 to kick off the 2023 calendar year in the NFL. Two weeks later, the NFC East rivals will square off once again to determine one half of the NFC Championship game, as the winner will face either Dallas or San Francisco the following week. The game will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, as the Eagles earned the NFC’s No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, meaning that the road to the Super Bowl could go through the “City of Brotherly Love.” The Eagles had one of their best seasons in recent memory, winning the division while finishing 14-3 and averaging 28.1 points scored per game, good for third across the league. Jalen Hurts, the ex-Alabama superstar turned Eagle, had his best season to date with 22 touchdowns and a 66.5% completion percentage. On the defensive side of the ball, the ‘Birds allowed the...
    The NFC East is built on storied rivalries and Saturday night’s NFC divisional round playoff clash between two teams separated by less than 100 miles down the Jersey Turnpike provides plenty of ill-will and history to draw from. This will be the 179th meeting between the franchises — only one less than the total the Giants have played against Washington — including four playoff games. The rivalry brings up more heartache for Giants fans and former players (Joe Pisarcik is known to dread it when his phone starts buzzing around this time). The pain runs deep from Chuck Bednarik’s 1960 blindsided hit that knocked Frank Gifford out of the game for 18 months to the Miracle at the Meadowlands involving Pisarcik to Randall Cunningham’s escape from Carl Banks to DeSean Jackson’s punt return to Doug Pederson sitting Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld in the second half of the season finale, the latter three contributing directly to the Giants missing the playoffs. And that’s just the regular season. No one can forget the last time they met in the playoffs when...
    A MINNESOTA Vikings fan received a delightful surprise for his unconditional support of the team in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the New York Giants. The fan got a touchdown ball from K.J. Osborn after flipping off Giants wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins earlier in the Wild Card game. 2A Minnesota Vikings fan showed Isaiah Hodgins two middle fingers after the New York Giants wide receiver scored a touchdown in the first halfCredit: Fox 2Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn then gifted the fan with a touchdown ball after finding the end zone late in the first halfCredit: Fox Hodgins, 24, fired the Giants ahead with a late first-quarter touchdown, finding the pay dirt in his third straight appearance. As the former sixth-round pick caught the ball for a 14-yard score, he slammed it into the ground in celebration. Next, Hodgins took a few more steps toward the stands, seemingly shouting something to the spectators sitting in the front row. One of the Vikings fans then showed him two middle fingers before Lawrence Cager and Darius Slayton joined the jubilant receiver and they walked...
    KAYVON Thibodeaux hit the Griddy on the Minnesota Vikings' logo to celebrate the New York Giants' Wild Card victory. The Giants knocked the NFC's No. 3 seed out of the 2022 NFL Playoffs with a 31-24 win on Sunday. 2New York Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux sparked controversy with another in-game celebrationCredit: Getty 2Thibodeaux hit the Griddy on the Minnesota Vikings' logo after New York's Wild Card win on SundayCredit: Getty The Vikings entered the postseason with a 13-4 record and after losing just one game at home. But Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley showed off stunning form on Sunday, helping New York pull off an upset in Minnesota. Thibodeaux, 22, registered only three tackles and one QB hit against the Vikings. Still, the Giants defense kept Justin Jefferson at bay, allowing the NFL superstar to log just 47 yards on nine catches. Read more on the NFLGREAT DEBATE Is Tom Brady retiring from NFL after this season?STAR ARREST Ex-NFL star Powe arrested on kidnapping charges in Mississippi Kayvon Thibodeaux was really hitting the Griddy on the...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JANUARY 15: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants celebrates with teammates after a touchdown during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) In the biggest game of his career, Daniel Jones showed why he is the New York Giants’ quarterback for the foreseeable future after beating the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs. Daniel Jones entered the NFL in 2019 as the No. 6 overall pick by the New York Giants out of Duke. The fanbase was, well, not entirely thrilled at the time, considering how the NFL Draft board was shaped up. It certainly didn’t help matters when former general manager Dave Gettleman said he fell in “full bloom love” after watching Jones play three series in the Senior Bowl. Jones showed promise in his rookie season, but then dealt with turnover issues. In his second and third years, Jones dealt with ineffective offensive play-calling, offensive lines that couldn’t protect him, and...
    The last time the New York Giants won a playoff game, Eli Manning became a two-time champion. For the first time since the infamous boat incident, the New York Giants are back in the playoffs. New York has such a proud and tradition-laden football history, but the G-Men have been pretty much hot garbage for the better part of a decade now. The good news is Brian Daboll has finally taken out the trash. He has brought with him all of that Buffalo Bills goodness down from Orchard Park. Win or lose, the Giants clearly have the right man to lead them going forward in Daboll now. So with that in mind, when was the last time the Giants actually won a playoff game?NFL playoffs: When was the last time the New York Giants won a playoff game?We have to go back to a time and a place where Tom Coughlin screamed himself … Tom Coughlin purple. New York last won a playoff game by beating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI to finish off the 2011 NFL season...
    Follow all the action as the New York Giants head to the US Bank Stadium to face the Vikings in their first playoff game in six seasons with DailyMail.com's live blog... Tyrell Feaster Host commentator 22:52 New York kicks a field goal after clock killing drive After running 18 plays and taking nearly 11 minutes off the clock the Giants convert a 25-yard field goal to make the score Giants 17-7 Vikings 22:47 Giants offense once again knocking on the door of the endzone The Giants have eaten up majority of the quarter on this drive which has currently reached 16 plays and eaten 10 minutes off the clock  22:28 And that's the end of the first quarter The score is currently Giants 14 - 7 Vikings  22:24 Giants take the lead on a second touchdown Following the extra point New York leads 14-7. .@Giants are off to a hot start! @Daniel_Jones10 hits @IsaiahHodgins and Big Blue is up 14-7. ????: #NYGvsMIN...
    The rivalry between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings stems from a horrible trade in the 1960s, a trade to make everyone forget that trade, to a number of classic regular-season matchups and, most of all, three impactful playoff games over the past 30 years. Before those playoff games, the relationship between the Giants and the Vikings mostly focused on the back-and-forth trades of Hall-of-Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Between the 1966 and 1967 seasons, the Giants, desperate to stay relevant under Allie Sherman, traded their next two first-round picks, their next two second-round picks and a player to Minnesota for Tarkenton. Tarkenton miraculously led Big Blue to 7-7 records over the next two years, but the team crumbled after that, prompting the Giants to trade Tarkenton back to Minnesota in 1972. The scrambling passer led the Vikings to three Super Bowl losses while the Giants wallowed in obscurity in the 1970s. Two decades late, the two franchises would square off in memorable NFC playoff battles. Jan. 9, 1994 GIANTS 17, VIKINGS 10 The season: Coming off the disastrous...
    1. CONTAIN VIKES’ PASS RUSH Danielle Hunter, Za’Darius Smith and Minnesota’s pass rushers gave the Giants offensive line fits on Christmas Eve until the offense settled in. Daniel Jones can pick apart the Vikings’ suspect secondary, but only if he has time to throw. Rookie right tackle Evan Neal especially will have to play his best game, and so will the entire front five anchored by second-team All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas. 2. MAKE KIRK SUSTAIN DRIVES Second-team All-Pro DT Dexter Lawrence, rookie edge Kayvon Thibodeaux and the Giants pass rush can get to Kirk Cousins past a banged-up Minnesota O-line missing injured right tackle Brian O’Neill — as long as Wink Martindale’s defense doesn’t surrender huge plays over the top to star receiver Justin Jefferson or through the screen game to dangerous running back Dalvin Cook. Keeping the ball in front and forcing Minnesota to keep snapping the ball is the path toward forcing a mistake. 3. DON’T COMMIT TURNOVERS This has been the Giants’ biggest key to victory all year. They lost the turnover battle in Minnesota...
    SANTA CLARA — Few people are better prepared to deal with a rain-soaked football field than a groundskeeper from Seattle. So went the 49ers’ thought process this week, when they contacted the Seahawks to make an unprecedented request. They wanted to fly in a hired hand for Saturday’s NFC Wild Card showdown: Seattle’s head groundskeeper, Sean Vanos. So concerned about a coming storm — amid the Bay Area’s soggiest stretch of weather in years — the 49ers asked for assistance from their playoff opponent and divisional rival to deal with it. Jay Glazer was the first to report the move on the Fox Sports telecast, and the Bay Area News Group confirmed the Seahawks’ groundskeeper was on hand. However, despite a week of forecasts calling for the rain to continue through kickoff Saturday, those precautions proved to be unnecessary. It poured before the game and drenched the field soon after it ended, but for a four-hour window Saturday afternoon, it stayed mostly dry over Santa Clara. “The football gods were smiling on us,” right tackle Mike McGlinchey said after the...
    The Minnesota Vikings have a home game during Super Wild Card Weekend on Sunday, January 15th. When should fans have the TV ready to rock? The Minnesota Vikings might be one of the most controversial playoff teams seeded three or higher in quite some time. For a while, the Vikings had one of the best records in the NFC, yet were questioned by plenty as a legitimate playoff threat due to their negative point differential. Starting this weekend, we get to find out for sure. Is the purple team for real? Or are they posers? For context, their first playoff matchup is the New York Giants, who have an even worse scoring differential (-6) this season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-45) are the only playoff team worse than these two (the Vikings are -3). That could be bad news for whatever team comes out of the NFC to face the eventual AFC Champion. Might be a beatdown on February 12th. These two teams did face off earlier this season, with the Vikings coming out with a 3-point victory. That game was also...
    If Giants quarterback Daniel Jones beats the Minnesota Vikings in a road playoff game on Sunday, he could go from Danny Dimes to Danny Dollars. Jones played well enough in the first three quarters of the season to warrant being transition tagged at minimum for the 2023 season. Then he played well enough down the stretch to start the conversation about a multi-year extension. So if he invades U.S. Bank Stadium to get the Giants’ first playoff win since 2011, Jones’ price could go up — or at least he should secure more leverage in negotiations toward that end. Co-owner John Mara doubled down on his belief in Jones last January when he fired GM Dave Gettleman and coach Joe Judge to hire Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll. Jones, 25, responded by checking the three most important boxes to prove he is a franchise quarterback this season: He cut down his turnovers to eight in 16 games while scoring 22 touchdowns. He won nine of 16 starts, matching his total for the past two seasons combined. And he stayed healthy....
    PHILADELPHIA — Saquon Barkley looked up from his phone after sitting out Sunday’s 22-16 Giants loss to the Eagles, and he smiled. “I’m excited for the playoffs,” Barkley said. “It’s Minnesota, right?” Yes it is. Brian Daboll’s No. 6-seeded Giants will open the postseason in next weekend’s NFC Wild Card round with a rematch at the No. 3 seed Minnesota Vikings. The Giants just lost a 27-24 thriller in U.S. Bank Stadium on Christmas Eve. They effectively lost the turnover battle 3-0 that night, but Minnesota still needed a 61-yard field goal at the buzzer to beat them. “I think if we played a clean game it would have been a different story there,” said Nick Gates, who started Sunday’s game at center. “But we still got to prepare and get ready for those guys. They’re a good team, a playoff team. “We just gotta go and score points and not hurt ourselves and shoot ourselves in the foot,” Gates added. “This team’s a good team when we don’t do that. When we play consistently [and commit] no penalties, we’re...
    There are no excuses for the Giants to lose Sunday’s game to the Indianapolis Colts if they want to be taken seriously. And it’s impossible to believe that they will. Jim Irsay’s team is in tank mode. He pulled confidant Jeff Saturday off an ESPN set midseason to put him onto their sideline as interim head coach. The Colts’ coaches and players are still trying to win, of course. They nearly upset the Vikings two weeks ago. But they surrendered the largest comeback victory of all time (33 points) to Minnesota. They’ve lost eight of their last nine. Quarterback Nick Foles’ rust in last Monday night’s 20-3 loss to the Chargers was startling. And the Colts’ players are playing for nothing other than personal pride on a 4-10-1 team. The Giants (8-6-1), on the other hand, are playing for everything. They can clinch their first postseason berth since 2016 with a win Sunday. Win and they’re in. “We realize what’s at stake,” quarterback Daniel Jones said this week. And don’t for a second think that Brian Daboll would be consoled...
    1. PROTECT THE BALL The Giants basically lost the turnover battle to the Vikings, 3-0, on Christmas Eve, including their blocked punt. And Minnesota still needed a 61-yard field goal at the buzzer to beat them. Brian Daboll’s top key to victory every week is to not turn the ball over. Tight end Daniel Bellinger was carrying a football around practice and the facility this week after his costly fumble as a reminder to not do it again. Daniel Jones has avoided bad giveaways most of the year but threw a pick in Minny. Avoiding turnovers Sunday will get them into the playoffs. 2. PLAY CLEAN ON SPECIAL TEAMS The Giants have some difference-makers on special teams, led by automatic kicker Graham Gano. But they’ve also had some costly miscues, whether it’s allowing a big return to the Eagles or having a punt blocked by the Vikings. Giants special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey said it himself: Colts special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone is a good coach who will have his side ready. The Giants might not have to win...
    The Green Bay Packers were off for Week 14, but most of their NFC Wild Card opponents played. Here’s how things shook out. A week off could do the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers some good. Despite a come-from-behind victory over the Chicago Bears two Thursdays ago, Rodgers has been dealing with a lingering rib injury all season long. A week off surely helped Rodgers heal, and gave No. 12 a chance to decide if the Packers lingering playoff hopes were enough to force him back into action. After Week 14, here’s how Green Bay’s postseason picture looks. Per 538, the Packers have just a six percent chance at making the playoffs after Week 14. That…isn’t ideal, but it’s likely enough to keep Rodgers on the field, as he previously said he wouldn’t consider sitting in favor of Jordan Love until the Packers are mathematically eliminated. NFC Playoff Picture: Can Packers make the postseason?Green Bay, at 5-8, are 2.5 games behind the New York Giants and Washington Commanders for the final playoff spots in the NFC. New York and...
    After a decade of being in the doldrums, the New York Jets and New York Giants are reviving football — and hope — in the Big Apple. It’s been a long, miserable decade of New York football. One filled with a new, ugly stadium, private seating licenses and a ton of losing. Yet the lack of aesthetic charm and a rising cost to attend games on windy Sundays in the Meadowlands wouldn’t hurt so much if the product didn’t feel like a cheap knockoff. For years, that’s what fans in New York — and yes, New Jersey, also fans of New Jersey — have endured. In the 10 seasons from 2012-21, the New York Jets and New York Giants combined to go 116-206 with one playoff appearance, zero postseason wins and eight head coaches. They’ve suffered through 19 different starting quarterbacks — 13 of them for Gang Green. But suddenly, and unexpectedly, things have turned. Through six weeks, the Jets and Giants are both in playoff position. They’ve combined for a 9-3 record. Big Blue has been turned around seemingly...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Hosting the Padres on Monday to kick off a stretch of 17 games in 21 days against teams ahead of them in the National League playoff race, the Giants face their longest postseason odds of the season. Whether they are still among those teams fighting for a playoff berth the next time they face the Padres, with three games in San Diego to close the season, will be determined by how they fare over the pivotal stretch of upcoming contests, beginning Monday night. Entering play, San Francisco sat 7.5 games back of San Diego, tied for a season-high. The computers have given them the slimmest possible odds of erasing that deficit over their final 36 games. Played out 100 times, no projection system has them sneaking into the postseason in more than two scenarios: their most bullish odds, 1.7%, come from Baseball Prospectus, while FanGraphs pegged their chances at 0.7%, or not even one in every 100 simulations. In other words, they’re sitting in front of the short stack at the card table. “I don’t think our...
    We know what a good baseball team is and we know that the San Francisco Giants aren’t particularly close to being one. And yes, this season, to date, has been devoid of rhythm, identity, and joy. But it’s not devoid of meaning just yet. The Giants seem to be making a concerted effort to prove that they’re not worthy of playing in the postseason every night, but thanks to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, this team has every reason to extend fan suffering all the way to Game 162. Forget expectations coming off a 107-win, division-championship season. Let’s talk calibration when it comes to the playoffs. Related Articles San Francisco Giants | Kurtenbach: The SF Giants are getting exactly what they paid for this season San Francisco Giants | SF Giants homer four times in rout of Reds, now have a new RBI leader San Francisco Giants | Key hit, and a little luck, gives SF Giants extra-inning win over Rockies Yes, the Giants have underwhelmed this campaign, but much of the...
    The Giants didn’t sign him to trade him to watch him win playoff games somewhere else. But that’s exactly what Odell Beckham Jr. did Monday night with the Los Angeles Rams, scoring his first career postseason victory. That’s more than the Giants’ zero playoffs victories (and appearances) in the three years since the infamous deal. Giants GM Dave Gettleman since has been ousted, as well. Beckham was the Rams’ catalyst in blowing open a 34-11 wild card win over the Arizona Cardinals. He caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown and completed a 40-yard pass. He became the first player in NFL postseason history to have a 30-yard reception and a 30-yard passing completion in the same game, per ESPN Stats & Info. He scored the game’s first touchdown, high-pointing a 4-yard TD pass from Matt Stafford in the first quarter, tapping his toes in the back left corner of the end zone. He had caught a 17-yard pass early in that same drive. Then he caught a 31-yard pass down to...
    Even if the Philadelphia Eagles lost a bad game to the division rival New York Giants, these four scenarios in Week 13 will help The Birds get right back into the NFC playoff mix. Though a 13-7 loss to the New York Giants is painful, the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles are still in contention to make the NFC playoffs. While the Dallas Cowboys are still probably winning the NFC East, America’s Team has fallen on hard times, outside of the Atlanta Falcons blowout a few weeks ago. The NFC Wild Card race is up for the grabs as the calendar turns to December. Of course, the Eagles need to score more than seven points in a divisional game if they want to sniff they postseason, but they are still alive. Here are four scenarios for Week 13 that could propel the Eagles back into the NFC playoff mix. #Eagles currently have a 23% chance of making the playoffs, per 538. Would have been around 60% if they beat the Giants. Goes to 34% if: ** They beat NYJ** SEA beats WSH...
    LOS ANGELES -- Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they've got it.Anything less than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the October stage.It's the 107-win, NL West champion Giants vs. the defending World Series champ Los Angeles Dodgers for a place in the NL Championship Series against Atlanta starting Saturday night.It all comes down to Game 5 on Thursday night, back at the San Francisco's Oracle Park after the Dodgers staved off elimination with a 7-2 victory at home Tuesday night.So you can see why San Francisco third baseman Evan Longoria would prefer a best-of-seven over this short NL Division Series before one of these two has to go home for the winter."I feel like this may also be like a series or a moment where baseball may have to think about restructuring the way that the playoffs happen - 106 and 107 wins doesn't feel like a DS matchup," Longoria said last week before his home run lifted the...
    Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they've got it. Anything less than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the October stage. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM It's the 107-win, NL West champion Giants vs. the defending World Series champ Los Angeles Dodgers for a place in the NL Championship Series against Atlanta starting Saturday night. It all comes down to Game 5 on Thursday night, back at the San Francisco's Oracle Park after the Dodgers staved off elimination with a 7-2 victory at home Tuesday night. So you can see why San Francisco third baseman Evan Longoria would prefer a best-of-seven over this short NL Division Series before one of these two has to go home for the winter. "I feel like this may also be like a series or a moment where baseball may have to think about restructuring the way that the playoffs happen — 106 and 107 wins doesn’t feel like a DS matchup,"...
    LOS ANGELES — With 14 years of major league experience and eight lifetime postseason starts under his belt, 35-year-old Johnny Cueto has enjoyed a long and impressive major league career. As he nears the end of a six-year, $130 million contract he signed with the Giants in December, 2015, Cueto has also dealt with an elbow injury and inconsistent command that ultimately kept him off the team’s NLDS roster. When right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was lifted in the second inning of a 7-2 Game 4 NLDS loss on Tuesday, many Giants fans wondered why DeSclafani, who posted a 7.33 ERA against the Dodgers this season, was chosen to start instead of Cueto. When a long list of Giants relievers proved ineffective in a defeat that set up a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday at Oracle Park, it was easy to see why having a pitcher such as Cueto who could be available in a long relief role could have been valuable for San Francisco. Related Articles NLDS: With Logan Webb starting, how does the SF Giants...
    SAN FRANCISCO — After the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals in the National League wild card game with a walk-off home run on Wednesday night, a historic NLDS matchup is set. The Giants and Dodgers are set to meet in the playoffs for the first time in the modern era and ahead of a highly anticipated Game 1 on Friday, the rivals were scheduled to hold press conferences and workouts at Oracle Park on Thursday. Giants players Logan Webb, Evan Longoria and Mike Yastrzemski all addressed reporters Thursday and here’s what they said. Mike Yastrzemski On facing the Dodgers: “For me, it felt like this was how it was going to end up anyways. I felt like I didn’t even have to watch the game to figure out who we were going to play. It just felt like it was going to be the matchup that we were going to have and it’s one of those things where it’s going to be two good teams battling each other and having a lot of fun competing against another...
    A capsule look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at San Francisco, 9:37 p.m. (TBS); Game 2, Saturday, at San Francisco, 9:07 p.m. (TBS); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 11, at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. (TBS); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m. (TBS); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 14, at San Francisco, 9:07 p.m. (TBS). x-if necessary. ___ Season Series: Giants won 10-9. ___ LOS ANGELES DODGERS Record: 106-56. Playoff Entry: NL wild card. Manager: Dave Roberts (sixth season). Projected Rotation: RHP Walker Buehler (16-4, 2.47 ERA, 212 Ks, 207 2/3 IP), LHP Julio Urías (20-3, 2.96, 195 Ks, 185 2/3 IP), RHP Max Scherzer (15-4, 2.46, 236 Ks in 179 1/3 IP; 7-0, 1.98, 89 Ks with Dodgers and 8-4, 2.76, 147 Ks with Washington). Top Hitters: 2B Trea Turner (.338, 9 HRs, 24 RBIs with Dodgers; .322, 18, 49 with Washington. Had MLB-leading 195 hits, 32 SBs, 319 total bases), SS Corey Seager (.306, 16, 57), LF...
    It wasn’t Bobby Thomson’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World, but Chris Taylor’s walk-off home run set the stage for another unforgettable moment in the Giants-Dodgers remarkable rivalry. The Giants and Dodgers are facing each other in the playoffs for the first time thanks to Taylor’s heroics against the Cardinals in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night. The best-of-five NL Division Series matchup starts Friday night at Oracle Park and has the baseball world buzzing because of the long, intertwined history between the franchises that started in New York and only intensified when they moved west. “It’s what baseball wants,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, a former Giant, told reporters. “Giants-Dodgers. One of the best rivalries in sports. And it’s happening.” Some may argue it’s happening… again, not for the first time. You don’t have to dig too deep into baseball-reference.com to notice that the teams twice met for three-game tiebreakers after they ended the regular season tied for first place. Scroll and little further and you’ll see there was that time the franchises met in the...
    Who Is Robert Pitman, Judge Who Blocked Texas Abortion Bill? Can the true cost of Bidens budget plan really be nothing? We take a closer look. LOS ANGELES — In August, with the San Francisco Giants setting a torrid pace atop the NL West and the Los Angeles Dodgers in frantic pursuit, two longtime friends made a wager on the outcome of the epic division race. Retired Giants manager Bruce Bochy backed his former club. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took his team. “I lost dinner and a nice bottle of bordeaux,” Roberts said Wednesday. “Knowing him it's going to be some type of first growth, so it's not going to be cheap.” Roberts can go double or nothing with Bochy after an unlikely hero powered the Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals and kept alive their hopes of repeating as world champions. Utilityman Chris Taylor came off the bench to deliver a bolt of tie-breaking, walk-off magic, sending the Dodgers to San Francisco for what promises to be a dream division series. On one side is a relentless 107-win...
    Biden to tout vaccine mandates for large companies in Chicago trip Two teachers shot dead in Indian Kashmir: police The two wild-card matchups are done. Now all the postseason teams will be taking the field. The Red Sox defeated their rival Yankees in the AL wild-card game to set up a match against the Rays, who finished the 2021 regular season as the top team after winning the 2020 AL pennant. The Dodgers prevailed in a low-scoring affair against the Cardinals in the NL wild-card game with a walk-off homer to move on to the NLDS to face the NL West champion Giants. The remaining division series matchups each bring plenty of intrigue. The Braves, once based in Milwaukee, will return to Wisconsin to take on the Brewers in a battle of the East and Central division champions. On the American League side, the Astros and White Sox will meet in the playoffs for the first time since the 2005 World Series, when the Astros were in the National League. Sporting News has you covered with all the information...
    Here is how the MLB postseason field would look on Friday, Sept. 17. As the MLB season trudges through the last lap, many teams are vying for a spot in a tightly contested playoff race. The San Francisco Giants (95-52) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (94-53) are currently the only teams who have secured a ticket to the playoffs, while the Rays (91-56), Brewers (89-57),and White Sox (83-63) are expected to soon clinch. The remaining playoff spots remain in the balance. MLB Playoffs: Bracket if the season were to end on Sept. 13The NL East currently features the tightest race for a division lead with the Atlanta Braves (76-68) only holding a three-game lead over the Phillies (74-72) and a five-and-a-half game lead over the New York Mets (72-75). While the Braves and Mets have made it to the playoffs in recent years, the Phillies haven’t played any postseason baseball since 2011. The Phillies and the Mets are currently 8-8 in their season series and will begin their last series tonight to break their deadlock. On the other hand, the Phillies lead the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants become first MLB team to clinch a playoff berth this season with 9-1 win over San Diego Padres. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Here is how the MLB playoff bracket would look like if the season were to end entering Friday, Sept. 3. We have officially entered the month of September, which means that the MLB postseason is right around the corner. With that, every game left on the schedule will be important, especially for teams looking to steal a Wild Card berth, or to those teams looking to clinch the top seed in their respective league. With that in mind, here is how the playoff bracket were to end on Friday morning, Sept. 3.MLB bracket if season were to end entering Sept. 3We must start off with the fact that the postseason bracket will consist of five teams in their respective leagues — three division winners and two Wild Card teams. The top seed will face off against the winner of the one-game Wild Card round. For the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are tied for first in the NL West with 85-49 records. To make matters that much more contentious between the two rivals, they are...
    Welcome to the Monday episode of “The David Hookstead Show.” On today’s episode, we’re talking about Joe Judge honoring our great military after the suicide bombing in Kabul, people are wondering if Scott Frost is finally going to get fired, Georgia vs. Clemson is Saturday, it’s game week for the Wisconsin Badgers, playoff expansion might might be on life support, Scott Zolak apologizes for his comments about Cam Newton, Gardner Minshew gets traded to the Eagles and Jake Paul defeats Tyron Woodley. Let’s jump right in! TOPICS: NFL Coach Pulls Off 100% Pure Class Move Honoring The American Heroes Killed In Afghanistan POLL: Should Nebraska Fire Scott Frost? The Results Are Shocking There’s One Major College Football Game Everyone Needs To Watch Saturday. It Has Major Playoff Implications It’s Officially Game Week For The Wisconsin Badgers, And David Hookstead Is Feeling Hyped Up ‘Life Support’: Major University Official Has Ominous Thoughts On If The College Football Playoff Will Expand Former NFL QB Apologizes For Comments About Rap Music ‘Distracting’ Cam Newton...
    We’ve reached a new stage in the Giants’ improbable and exceptional 2021 season. The skepticism that the team’s hot start brought about should be gone. Questions about if this team can continue to play at an elite level have been answered. The Giants are a known commodity now. Having the best record in baseball at this juncture is no fluke. But I and many others have held off on saying the big words about the Giants. Making the playoffs? Expected. Winning the National League West over the Dodgers and Padres? Possible, if not probable. But it’s time we talk about the Giants as legitimate World Series contenders. Because that kind of success might truly be in the cards for San Francisco this year. The Giants’ series win in Milwaukee over the weekend convinced me — San Francisco has what it takes to claim a title. Related Articles Kurtenbach: Trey Lance will rock the Chiefs and two other Bay Area sports predictions for the week ahead Kurtenbach: Javon Kinlaw has...
    New York Giants under the most pressure to become playoff team? Cay North May 31, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s been too long since the New York Giants have been in the playoffs. The last time out, their trip was largely colored by the infamous boat incident involving the team’s wide receivers, and the Giants haven’t been able to get back since to set things right. Not only that, but the Giants have had one of the worst records in the league since then and have fired two head coaches before landing on their current one. Understandably, a lot of people ranging from the fans to the team owners are ready for the Giants to turn it around and start winning. Going into this season, they’re just as under pressure as any other team in the league, not just because of their past history in recent years but also their new additions. Bleacher Report, in a recent list, considers the Giants one of the five most under pressure teams in the league. The pressure...
    Two teams have realistic chances of finishing with at least 100 wins in the National League West this season and neither is the San Francisco Giants. The reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers have the deepest roster in the majors and no team did more to improve its stock during the offseason than the San Diego Padres. The challenge of keeping pace in what could be the toughest division in baseball is daunting, but the Giants have no choice but to embrace it. During the first week of spring training workouts at Scottsdale Stadium, they’ve already taken note of who’s counted them out. “Everybody has got us in the dog pound and isn’t really thinking of us doing anything,” starting pitcher Kevin Gausman said Thursday. “I think that’s a good position to be in.” Related Articles 5 things from SF Giants spring training Day Four: Names on home jerseys, Will Clark’s No. 22 ceremony and more SF Giants top prospect Marco Luciano immediately impresses upon spring training arrival SF Giants...
    The Giants (5-10) can still make the NFC playoffs with double-digit losses by winning the weak NFC East in Week 17. Regardless of that bad record, New York has a chance to host a wild-card round game as a No. 4 seed. Once looking like the division favorites a month ago, three consecutive losses to the Cardinals, Browns and Ravens have made it come down to the 2020 NFL season finale. Here’s how the Giants win the East, in two easy steps: MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for 14 teams in Week 17 1. Giants beat the Cowboys By taking care of their own business, the Giants would improve to 6-10 while the Cowboys fall to 6-10. By avenging a Week 5 loss at Dallas, the Giants would improve their division record to 4-2 and eliminate the Cowboys, who would be only 2-4 in NFC East play. 2. Washington loses to the Eagles Washington, with a loss to drop to 6-10 on Sunday night, would fall into a three-way tie with the Giants and Cowboys should the Giants win the earlier game....
    The Washington Football Team (6-9) has had a roller-coaster rebranding season under coach Ron Rivera. Washington is on the brink of winning the NFC East in Week 17. If it can pull it off, it would be its first division title since 2015. Here’s how WFT can end that four-season drought in its 2020 NFL regular-season finale: MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for every team in Week 17 1. Washington beats the Eagles Washington needed a massive rally to beat the Eagles at home in Week 1. Now they will try to get a long-awaited season sweep on the road. With the victory, Washington would be 7-9. Should the Cowboys also win to get to 7-9, Washington owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. Should the Giants win, they would be only 6-10. 2. Washington ties the Eagles; the Cowboys lose to or tie the Giants Here Washington would finish 6-9-1. The Cowboys would either be 6-10 or 6-9-1. Either way, Washington would have the edge, either by a half-game or head-to-head tiebreaker over the Cowboys with the Giants stuck at 6-10 or 5-10-1. After...
    Inflatable Christmas tree costume linked to 44 COVID-19 infections and one death at California hospital After anniversary of Soleimani’s death, U.S.-Iran tensions run high NFL Week 17 winners and losers, plus ranking the six wild-card playoff games, three coaches already fired Happy New Year everyone! © Provided by CBS Sports This is the first newsletter of 2021 and I am celebrating by giving you the longest newsletter in Pick Six history. I didn't do that on purpose, but that's what happens when we get 24 hours of absolute craziness in the NFL.  Here's what has happened since the season ended yesterday:  Three coaches have already been fired Giants fans hate Doug Pederson more than they normally hate Doug Pederson The Browns are in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 We'll be covering all three of those things plus plenty more in today's newsletter, so without further adieu, let's get to the rundown. By the way, if you're still trying to think of a New Year's resolution, I have an idea: You can share this...
    New COVID strain identified in 3 US states, 33 countries Slack is working on resolving an outage that has users facing issues loading channels and sending messages Eli Manning said This is why we dont like the Eagles after a bizarre coaching decision spoiled the Giants playoff hopes © Bill Kostroun/AP Images Eli Manning. Bill Kostroun/AP Images The New York Giants were knocked out of playoff contention by the Washington Football Team's win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were criticized by some for tanking after benching starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter for backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld. As Giants players crticized the move online, former quarterback Eli Manning tweeted, "This is why we don't like the Eagles." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Giants had their playoff hopes spoiled on Sunday by the Washington Football Team's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and former quarterback Eli Manning wasn't happy. The Giants needed the Eagles to beat Washington to win the NFC East and make the postseason. © Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images Jalen...
    Eli Manning. Bill Kostroun/AP Images The New York Giants were knocked out of playoff contention by the Washington Football Team's win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were criticized by some for tanking after benching starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter for backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld. As Giants players crticized the move online, former quarterback Eli Manning tweeted, "This is why we don't like the Eagles." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Giants had their playoff hopes spoiled on Sunday by the Washington Football Team's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and former quarterback Eli Manning wasn't happy. The Giants needed the Eagles to beat Washington to win the NFC East and make the postseason. Jalen Hurts. Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images In the fourth quarter, with the Eagles trailing Washington by three points, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson pulled starting quarterback Jalen Hurts for backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld. The Eagles were immediately accused of tanking by the NFL world; indeed, the Eagles draft position improved with the loss. As the move to...
    Uh … How ’bout them Cowboys? The NFC East wasn’t exactly a drag race between hot rods, but four makeshift motor scooters running on diet soda and pain, strapped together with some Band-Aids and duct tape. That race comes to an end on Sunday night. Unfortunately for Dallas, their scooter and bid for an NFC East crown fell apart in a 23-19 loss to the Giants on Sunday, and there were no watermelons smashed, either. The only thing destroyed were the hopes of a Dallas playoff run with the loss (which required a win and Washington loss). And head coach Mike McCarthy played exactly into that. It’s hard to pin wins and losses directly on a head coach, but McCarthy had a few clear gaffes on Sunday that played into the final score of Dallas’ L, leading to prominent talking heads to go on the tweet machine and call the Dallas head man a “boob.” THE BOOB MIKE MCCARTHY BLEW THIS GAME BY NOT CHALLENGING WHAT, ON ONE LOOK, WAS NOT A CATCH BY PETTIS. THAT WOULD’VE MADE A 50-YD FIELD...
    The Cowboys (6-9) were looking like they had no chance to win the NFC East in November. But after three consecutive victories to stay alive in December, they are in position steal the division title in January. The Cowboys are the second-place team in the division behind Washington (6-9), which holds the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of a season series sweep. It’s been mostly a rough first season under coach Mike McCarthy, tied to losing quarterback Dak Prescott for the season in Week 5. That game was against the Giants in Dallas. Now the Cowboys will play the rematch in New York with a trip to the NFC playoffs potentially on the line. Here’s how gets into the tournament toward Super Bowl 55 in Week 17: MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for every team in Week 17 1. Cowboys beat the Giants; Washington loses or ties against the Eagles The Cowboys, in this scenario, would improve to 7-9 while the Giants get eliminated at 5-11. Washington would be either 6-9-1 or 6-10 should it lose Sunday night on the road in...
    Winter Wonderland! Ali Fedotowsky’s Kids and More Families Playing in Snow 36 Million Americans to Work From Home by 2025 – Invest in These 7 Stocks Now We Should All Hope the Giants Are the Terrible NFC East Team to Host a Playoff Game This year's slate of Week 17 games promises a good amount of excitement. There are a handful of "win and you're in games", with the Browns going up against the Steelers and the Cardinals and Rams facing off for a wild card spot. The top seeds in both conferences are pretty much locked up at this point, but who they'll be playing is still very much up for grabs. Nearly every playoff team has something to play for, a rare occurrence. Only the Steelers and the Chiefs will be resting important players en masse. © Provided by The Big Lead Daniel Jones | Rob Carr/Getty Images You know what's not exciting? The race for the NFC East. The battle for the top position and a playoff spot will come down to the final day...
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