When Draft Pundits Are Right, and N.F.L. Teams Wrong

An analysis shows that teams usually misfire when they ignore analysts and make a surprise pick early in the first round.

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Giants Hire Brian Daboll as Coach

Daboll had been the Bills’ offensive coordinator under Joe Schoen, whom the Giants hired as G.M. earlier this week after his tenure in Buffalo.

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Giants GM Gettleman to Retire; Coach’s Fate Uncertain

In a little over four years as the Giants general manager, Gettleman failed to hire a successful head coach. His replacement may soon get the chance.

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Giants’ Risk-Averse Offense Contributes to 4-8 Record

The Giants’ risk-averse offense may be as much to blame as injuries for the team’s 4-8 record.

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What Will the Giants Do With Daniel Jones?

The Giants must evaluate their third-year quarterback ahead of a contract decision. Injuries to teammates, penalties and coaching decisions have made the assessment difficult.

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What We Learned From Week 4 of the N.F.L. Season

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is sitting on top of Jerry’s World, the Giants got an instructive win, and Kirk Cousins reverted to form in the Vikings’ loss.

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N.F.L. Week 3 Picks Against The Spread

The Panthers look to keep the sack crown against the Texans, the Bucs and Rams preview a potential N.F.C. championship matchup, and Aaron Rodgers will try to keep the good vibes going against the 49ers.

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NFL Week 1 Picks Against the Spread and Predictions

Dak Prescott vs. the Bucs’ pass rush, dueling Alabama quarterbacks and a rematch of January’s Browns-Chiefs playoff game make for a compelling start to the regular season.

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Rah, Rah, Room for Improvement

The Jets and Giants have dismal recent histories pocked by playoff misses and last-place finishes. With new hires and draft picks, and healthy contributors, the only way to go in 2021 is up.

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Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.

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Will N.F.L. Teams Learn the Right Lessons From Josh Allen’s Success?

The Buffalo Bills quarterback made an astonishing developmental jump in his third season that could provide a valuable map — or an untenable comparison — for teams trying to replicate it.

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Giants Bumble Their Way Into a Win to Retain Playoff Hopes

The Giants’ topsy-turvy season had a fittingly odd ending. Now the team awaits the outcome of the Sunday night game between Philadelphia and Washington to learn its playoff fate.

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Can the Giants’ Tenuous Grasp of the N.F.C. East Hold?

The Giants are riding a three-game win streak and seem banded behind first-year Coach Joe Judge. In a shaky division, that just might be enough to put them in the playoffs.

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The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

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The Jets and Giants Are Both 0-5. Can It Get Worse?

This may not be the worst year in New York football history. But there are a handful of reasons to think at least one team will pull it together.

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