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Fewell to the Fire: Giants axe defensive coordinator

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell on Wednesday. Fewell had served as the team’s defensive coordinator since 2010. The Giants’ defense struggled this season, finishing 29th in yards allowed per game. The club suffered numerous injuries on the defensive side as well with cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Prince Amukamara, defensive linemen Robert ... Read More »

Former Giants coach Allie Sherman dies at 91

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Allie Sherman, who led the New York Giants to NFL championship games in his first three seasons as head coach, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 91. Sherman coached the Giants from 1961-68 and compiled a 57-51-4 regular-season record. The Giants lost to Green Bay in the 1961 and 1962 championship games and to Chicago ... Read More »

Jets fire Ryan, Idzik

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets cleaned house Monday, firing both head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after a 4-12 season. The Jets closed the 2014 campaign with a 37-24 win at Miami on Sunday. It was the worst mark in Ryan’s six seasons as head coach. Idzik was on board for just two ... Read More »

Role model NFL players will direct respective teams in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children

Two NFL greats—each particularly legendary in the annals of specific teams—have been selected as head coaches for the 90th East-West Shrine game. NFL Hall-of Famer Mike Singletary, who starred as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears during the 1980s, will lead the East squad of college all-stars. Jim Zorn, the playmaking quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks during the team’s fledgling ... Read More »

Giants’ offense erupts in win over Rams

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Odell Beckham Jr. put on a show once again, amassing 148 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches to help the New York Giants record a 37-27 win over the St. Louis Rams. New York’s third straight victory featured another jaw-dropping performance by the rookie sensation, who followed up an 11-reception, 130-yard effort at Tennessee ... Read More »

Pats edge Jets to earn first-round bye

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – It wasn’t pretty, but the New England Patriots secured a first-round bye with a 17-16 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown for New England (12-3), which will clinch the AFC’s top seed if Denver loses at Cincinnati on Monday night. With ... Read More »

Three Different Ways to Rule New York: A Night at Steiner’s ‘Captains of NY’

New York Sportscene was in attendance as three of the greatest leaders, world champions and most revered figures in New York sports history – Derek Jeter, Eli Manning and Mark Messier – made a rare appearance together at the “Captains of New York” event by Steiner Sports. Contributing writer Ben Horney put together a nice story on how the different Captains ruled New York ... Read More »

New York Jets face uphill battle against Pats at home

By Lyle Fitzsimmons, Contributing NFL Editor (SportsNetwork.com) – If you focus on the math, it’s nearly a “why bother?” proposition. The New England Patriots have been held to fewer than 21 points exactly twice in 14 games this season. Meanwhile, the New York Jets average just 16.4 points, and have been held to 20 or fewer to 10 times. So ... Read More »

Jets hand Titans eighth straight loss

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Ivory scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:09 remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the New York Jets to a 16-11 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Titans made it interesting and nearly came up with another Music City Miracle on the game’s last play. Delanie Walker took the final lateral ... Read More »

Beckham scores 3 TDs, Giants top Redskins as RGIII returns

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Odell Beckham Jr. caught three touchdown passes from Eli Manning as the New York Giants rallied for a 24-13 victory over the Washington Redskins, who saw another change at quarterback come to no avail. Robert Griffin III replaced an injured Colt McCoy after one possession and gave the Redskins a brief spark, putting together a ... Read More »