Articles in Category: Football
What makes a great sports year? Do we define a sports year when the unthinkable becomes reality? When we say goodbye to greatness? Do we define the world of sports with the motto “anything could happen”? As we turn the page on 2016 in to 2017, the contributors of Back Sports Page look back at the year that was 2016 with their highlights and memories. Today we start with the NFL:
Rex On The Hot Seat!!
Going into Week 16, the Buffalo Bills have a small chance of making the playoffs. Although not mathematically eliminated, it hasn’t stopped the rumors swirling about the future of the Head Coach Rex Ryan. Ownership hasn’t come out and said one way or another but players have voiced their opinions on the rumors:
Comments from Both Teams
We have post game reaction from the Giants 17-6 win over the Lions. We have comments from Coach McAdoo, Victor Cruz, Eli Manning, Jonathan Cassilias, Landon Collins, Leon Hall, DRC, Damien Harrison, Justin Pugh from the Giants.
We also have comments from Matthew Stafford Coach Caldwell, Golden Tate, Zach Zenner, and Glover Quinn from the lions discussing the loss.
Looking to the Final Home Game of the Season!!
Looking Back Against the Cowboys:
The fans of the Giants understood why Jerry Reese put as much attention in the defenses during the offseason as he did. The defense forced three turnovers and held the Cowboys to seven points. Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo was happy with the team’s effort: “What we did well, tremendous effort by the defense all night. We stayed in the moment the entire 60 minutes of the ball game. I really thought we put our foot down in the second half of the game. We tackled fundamentally sound. We held the offense to seven points, minimized explosive gains and forced turnovers. What we need to work on, we need to keep them under 100 yards rushing and keep them out of field goal range at the end of the first half.”
Back Sports Page shares reactions from last night’s Giants-Cowboys game from the coaches and players from the post game media sessions.
BSP will have a full breakdown of the game coming Tuesday. We have interviews and reactions with Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, and Paul Perkins.
Long Time Rivals Clash!!
Big game this week for Big Blue as the 8-3 Giants head into Pittsburgh to play the 6-3 Steelers. The last regular season meeting between these teams saw the Steelers win 24-20 on 11/4 /12 at Metlife stadium. Roethlisberger completed 21-30 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Eli had a rough day as he only completed 10 of 24 for 125 yards and no touchdowns and one interception
Giants prep for the Browns
The New York Giants are now looking for their first winning season in five years with a victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are the worst team in football as they remain winless for 2016 season. The Giants are heading into the Cleveland knowing they are controlling their destiny but also know this has the label of a trap game.
Poking The Bear
After a big win over the Bengals on Monday Night Football, the Giants get ready to welcome in Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears to Metlife Stadium . The Bears were the victorious in their last meeting against the Giants in 2013 27-21 in Chicago.
Taming the Bengal in the Ring of Honor
The New York Giants have had a busy week already and a lot of the news has nothing to do with the game on Monday night. This week the Giants honor three legends Ernie Accorsie, former head coach Tom Coughlin and Justin Tuck by placing them in the Ring of Honor at Metlife stadium. The Ceremony will be held at halftime of Monday nights game against Bengals on ESPN TV.
Special Guest Danielle McCartan Checks in this Week
The Philadelphia Eagles, lead by rookie phenom quarterback Carson Wentz, will travel northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike to MetLife Stadium, home of quarterback Eli Manning’s New York Giants. Sunday, November 6, 2016, will showcase a gritty clash of clans, as both teams are 4-3 entering week 9. Manning acknowledges the level of importance of this game: “all the division games are huge and I have been around long enough to know that once you get into November and December, they are all big games. They all mean something, it is all going to get tight in the division, so these are big games”
“Awww! Ben’s hurt! Dat’s it. Season’s over. Don’t need to watch anymore games for the year.” That phrase was a reoccurring theme after the second quarter last Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger ended up tearing the meniscus ligament in his left knee. Surprisingly, Ben came back to finish the game, but without any positive result.
The Miami Dolphins seemed to be unstoppable and could possibly be returning in different uniforms that look like the New England Patriots. After last week, Miami now is 24th in the league in rushing yards after adding 216 yards on the ground against a somewhat highly ranked rushing defense. Look for former short-lived Steelers player LaGarette Blount to rekindle his friendship this week with LeVeon Bell as the Patriots come to Heinz Field.
Big Blue Travels to England
Giants fans in attendance at Metlife Stadium this past Sunday gave a collective sigh of relief as Big Blue snapped a three game loosing streak against the Baltimore Ravens 27-23.
The lethal combination of Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. became too much for the Ravens defense as the duo connected on 66 yard touchdown late in the 4th quarter to put the game away.
Follow Randy Zellea as we cover Giants-Ravens. He could be found on twitter at @randybsp and on Facebook @Randy Zellea. He will update Scoring Drives for you and give his opinions for you!
-Baltimore leads the All Time series 3-1
-Eli Manning needs one win to reach 100 wins as a Starter. He will join only six others QB's in the history of the league to have a 100 wins and two Superbowl rings,
-Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Needs 1 tackle for 350 for his career.
Last week against the New York Jets, the Steelers showed their common game. Week in and week out, I presume the performance for the rest of the season will resemble Week 5. The Pittsburgh Steelers have improved to 4-1 on the season, 3-0 at home, and have secured the 1st place in the AFC North Division.
If anything, this past Sunday was a friendly reminder to all Browns fans across the NFL globe that no one will beat them out for the 2016 tank fest. I’ll tread back a bit, because the baby Brownies are actually playing hard and Hue has a firm grip on motivating and preparing his team every week; but the talent is just too young and inconsistent. With that said, this team keeps fighting and wants that first win more than anything. Pryor discusses the important of the Browns obtaining the first win;