April 23, 2012 |
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines the needs for each team by division. Today, the East divisions: AFC East Yet again, the Dolphins are looking for their franchise quarterback. They have the eighth pick and might use it on Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill, providing he's still on the board. The team needs a receiver, too, since it traded Brandon Marshall. The right side of the offensive line is a work in progress, and the team is perpetually looking for pass rushers.
December 28, 1998 |
If nothing else, the Dallas Cowboys accomplished an unprecedented feat this season: sweeping the NFC East. "Nobody else will ever be the first to do it," Dallas Coach Chan Gailey said after the playoff-bound Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins, 23-7, Sunday night, becoming the first NFC East team to go 8-0 against conference rivals. "We wanted to do it, but it's not like that was the only thing on our minds," Gailey said.
November 17, 1997 |
The New York Giants found the perfect way to keep the ball out of Jake Plummer's hot hands: Give the ball to Charles Way. Way had 114 of the Giants' 201 rushing yards and quarterback Danny Kanell provided some balance to their attack with 182 yards and two touchdown passing in a 19-10 victory over Arizona on Sunday. "Everybody wants to get their hands on the ball and do something with it. The important thing is we won the game," said Way, who started the season as a blocking fullback.
December 12, 1988 |
Bill Parcells has a two-step, sure-fire way of getting into the playoffs--play well in December and move the ball on the ground. That's just what the New York Giants are doing now, and only a victory over the New York Jets separates them from a second NFC East title in 3 years.
December 17, 2011 |
Reporting from East Rutherford, N.J. — Eight years with the Giants, and Eli Manning still resists doing anything in a New York minute. The drowsy-eyed quarterback refuses to be hurried through life, instead cruising along at his own speed. Even with all the demands of being a football centerpiece in the nation's biggest market, he's seldom edgy, irritable or even excitable. "He never loses his cool, never gets frustrated," said his backup, David Carr. "It's kind of weird, actually.
November 3, 2008 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers have proved they're among the AFC's elite teams; they're 5-0 in the conference. But can they beat an NFC East team? So far, no. The Steelers, who came into the season with the NFL's toughest schedule, have lost to Philadelphia and the New York Giants. They will get another crack at the division tonight when they play at Washington.