THE FOOTBALL STORIES COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23

Rock Hoffman
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett seen running past Minnesota defenders hopes the Buckeyes can leap over other teams into the College Football Playoffs.

When determining the top four for the playoffs, conference championships are a factor. However, how much weight should they be given? This is an especially important question now that the title games are coming up. Personally, I would rank a one-loss Mississippi State team, that finished second in the SEC West, ahead of a one-loss […]


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LOSS TO COWBOYS HURTS WORSE FOR BIG BLUE AS DISAPPOINTING SEASON ROLLS ON

Michael Eisen
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was impressed with OL  Geoff Schwartz who made his debut as a Giant Sunday night. Photo by Al Thompson

Facing arguably their fiercest rival, a division opponent that had beaten them three games in a row, they had one of their best statistical outings of the season and they took the lead with just three minutes remaining. And still they lost, 31-28, suffering their sixth consecutive defeat.


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EAGLES THUMP TITANS, LOOK FORWARD TO DALLAS

Al Thompson
LeSean McCoy rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. Photo by Tom Engler/ contrastphotography.com

There is nothing like facing a last-place team a week after getting the stuffing knocked out of you.
The Tennessee Titans provided the relief as the Eagles jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a win 43-24 win and improving their record 8-3 and setting up their Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas.


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EAGLES NOTES: KELLY SAYS TOBIN COULD PLAY AGAINST TITANS, PLAYERS GLAD TO BE HOME

Al Thompson
Mark Sanchez and LeSean McCoy have both  taken  heat after their performances against the Packers. Photo by Pete Lerro/ contrastphotography.com

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks said the team wants to put the Packers loss behind them and is glad the next game is in front of the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial field.
“We can definitely give some credit to out fans, and how loud they get” Kenricks said. “It’s definitely an advantage that we play off. If it’s possible to get any louder, please go ahead…”


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MANNING HOPES TO REBOUND AFTER FIVE-INTERCEPTION GAME AGAINST 49ERS – STATS SAY HE COULD

Michael Eisen
Eli Manning has traditionally responded well after big interception games. Photo by Todd Bauders/contrastphotography.com

But history has shown Manning and the Giants usually respond well after his big-interception games. In the follow-up contests after his first 18 three-pick outings, Manning threw no interceptions eight times, one interception six times and two picks twice. Only twice did he follow a three-interception game with another (one was a four-pick game). Manning threw five interceptions last Dec. 15 vs. Seattle and just one the following week in Detroit.


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DAN RAUDABAUGH RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA SOUL

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Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh. By contrast photography.com

The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with one of the Arena Football League’s top quarterbacks, Dan Raudabaugh (6’3, 220, Miami, OH). The Soul’s assignment of Raudabaugh by the League Office keeps the veteran signal caller in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.


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EAGLES NOTES: MATTHEWS, PARKEY ASSAULT ROOKIE MARKS DESPITE LOPSIDED LOSS TO PACKERS

Al Thompson
Jordan Matthews is enjoying a productive rookie season. Photo by Pete Lerro/contrastphotography.com

Eagles rookies Cody Parkey – who has hit 15 consecutive field goals and Jordan Matthew continued to enjoy great rookie season even during brutal loss to Packers


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GIANTS WATCH FILM … AND WONDER AFTER LOSS TO 49ERS

Michael Eisen
Eli Manning threw five interceptions Sunday in the Giants 16-10 loss to the 49ers.  Photo by Todd Bauders/contrastphotography.com

Eli Manning threw five interceptions in Big Blue’s 16-10 to the San Francisco 49ers. But what Tom Coughlin and Manning focused their attention on was the four-down sequence from San Francisco’s four-yard line late in the fourth quarter. The Giants trailed by six points when Odell Beckham Jr.’s acrobatic catch with 5:04 left put them in a position to pull out the game.


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THE FOOTBALL STORIES COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16

Rock Hoffman
Alabama's quarterback Blake Sims (No. 6). (Photo RollTide.com)

It’s been a November to remember, the month started with 18 teams with one loss and four undefeated teams. Now, it’s seven and two and one of each of those (Marshall and Colorado State) is from the group of five conferences and has no shot at the Playoffs. However, the work the committee must do […]


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COUGHLIN, JENNINGS TALK ABOUT RUNNING GAME AGAINST 49ERS

Al Thompson
Rashad Jennings.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and running back Rashad Jennings talk about his return Sunday against the 49ers in a season-turning game for each team.


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