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Sam Darnold Cleared to Return for Jets

Quarterback Sam Darnold has been medically cleared to return to games by the winless Jets and will start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced on Tuesday. Darnold had missed the Jets’ last three games and the team’s bye week after he was found to have mononucleosis. He …

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Redskins Fire Jay Gruden – The New York Times

Five games into a winless season, the Washington Redskins on Monday fired their coach, Jay Gruden. The change came one day after Washington lost, 33-7, to the New England Patriots to go to 0-5. In the season opener at Philadelphia, Washington blew a 17-point lead. In Week 3, fans booed …

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What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 5

It was not a week to showcase the best the N.F.L. has to offer. There were fumbles galore, a particularly ugly injury in Pittsburgh, multiple blowouts and a sense that we already know who the real contenders are, which would make the bulk of the regular season a formality. But …

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Giants’ Improvement Plan Hits a Snag

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — When Daniel Jones was in high school, his mother, Becca, would ask him what he was going to do that day. “Get better,” he would tell her every time she’d ask. It became a running joke in the family, but Jones likes speaking things into existence. …

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Jets Can’t Get Up Off A.F.C. East Floor

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles (3-2) smothered the Jets’ third-string quarterback, Luke Falk, and overwhelmed his offense on a day their own quarterback, Carson Wentz, was ordinary. Wentz threw for 189 yards and one touchdown. Nate Gerry returned an interception for a score, Orlando Scandrick took a strip sack the distance …

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Sam Darnold Out of Jets Game

“From the day I got hurt, I wasn’t going to allow myself to take a negative approach to it,” Barkley told reporters after practice. “I’m a big believer with healing, a lot of it is mental also. Just trusting the trainers, and I think they’ve been doing a great job. …

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Seahawks Win a Wild Showdown With the Rams

SEATTLE — For all the other times when Seattle’s Russell Wilson was the best player on the field and made highlight plays, this was different. It could have been the stage of prime time or facing a division nemesis in the Rams. Or the circumstances of building an early lead, …

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