How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

The Jets scooped Ahmad Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson II, three of their eight top targets in the N.F.L. draft, while the Giants bolstered both lines with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.

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What We Learned From Round 1 of the N.F.L. Draft

It was a big night for linemen, receivers, and the state of Georgia, but a very quiet one for quarterbacks. In surprising moves, A.J. Brown was traded to the Eagles and the Jets and Giants drafted prudently.

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The Power of Humility

Tonight, America begins an annual festival celebrating hubris.

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Who’s No. 1 in the N.F.L. Draft? Depends on Who You Ask.

Mystery at the top of the N.F.L. draft makes predicting the rest of the first round anyone’s guess.

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What to Know About the 2022 NFL Draft

Could the Jets trade down? Are any quarterbacks worth taking? Here’s what could happen in Las Vegas as the draft begins on Thursday.

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Don Maynard, Hall of Fame Receiver for Champion Jets, Dies at 86

He teamed with the quarterback Joe Namath in a passing attack that took New York to an upset victory in Super Bowl III against the powerful Colts.

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What We Learned From Week 17 in the N.F.L.

Burrow-to-Chase can do damage in the playoffs, and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers aren’t exactly where they want to be at this point in the season.

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Antonio Brown Storms Off Field During Buccaneers’ Win Over Jets

The receiver shed his jersey, threw it into the stands and left. Afterward, Tampa Bay Coach Bruce Arians said, “He is no longer a Buc.”

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The Jets Have Something to Build On. The Giants Do Not.

The Jets beat the even more hapless Jaguars as Zach Wilson flashed his talent on the ground. The Giants, still shuffling their backup quarterbacks, lost to the Eagles.

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What We Learned From Week 15 in the N.F.L.

The Dolphins looked capable in their sixth consecutive win, the hapless Lions were kings for a day, and the Steelers showed up again.

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Joshua Bellamy, Ex-Jet, Is Sentenced to 3 Years in Covid-19 Aid Scheme

Mr. Bellamy obtained a Paycheck Protection Program loan for $1.2 million for his company, Drip Entertainment L.L.C., by using false information, federal prosecutors said.

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Demaryius Thomas, Ex-Denver Broncos Wide Receiver, Is Found Dead

Mr. Thomas, 33, played as a wide receiver in the National Football League for 10 seasons and helped lead the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in 2016. He retired in June.

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The Jaguars Beat the Bills. So, Are Upsets a Trend?

As tempting as it is to blame parity, there are other causes for the underdog wins that have shaped the 2021 regular season.

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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. Rookie Quarterbacks Have Been Bad. Can That Change?

The Patriots’ Mac Jones, the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and the Jets’ Zach Wilson have so far combined to go 1-8 this season.

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What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

Bill Belichick sees a path toward making the Patriots a dynastic contender again, the Cowboys’ talent got a chance to shine, and Sam Darnold looks … happy.

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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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Which A.F.C. Teams Could Challenge Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs fortified their offensive line in pursuit of another championship, but the Bills, Browns and a bevy of first-year starters should shake up the order.

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Joe Walton’s Jets Could Have Been the Best Team in the N.F.L.

The former Jets Coach Joe Walton has a stadium named after him, but not in the New York area. A sportswriter recalls the coach’s up-and-down pro tenure and how he found glory, and peace, elsewhere.

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Greg Knapp, a Jets Assistant Coach, Dies at 58

Knapp, the team’s new passing-game specialist, was hit by a car while biking over the weekend and never regained consciousness, his family said.

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Jets Trade Sam Darnold to Carolina Panthers

Darnold was the third overall pick in the 2018 N.F.L. draft, and this year the Jets have the No. 2 overall pick to use in finding his replacement.

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Patriots and 49ers Among N.F.L. Free Agency’s Biggest Spenders

The 2021 salary cap has put a crunch on some teams looking to shore up their rosters. Others have opened their wallets.

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In N.F.L. Free Agency, Your Team Either Goes Broke or Stinks

G.M.s will have to work extra hard to add talent in a salary cap-crunched 2021. It’s still a bad way for most teams to improve.

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New York Sports Entering a Promising Era

After two decades of frustration and incompetence broken up by an occasional championship (thanks, Giants), the region’s sports teams all appear headed in the right direction.

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Jets Hire Robert Saleh as Head Coach

Saleh, believed to be the first Arab-American head coach in the N.F.L. who is Muslim, will take over the franchise with the league’s longest current postseason drought.

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N.F.L. Black Monday: Jaguars’ Marrone and Chargers’ Lynn Are Fired

Black Monday was not quite as dark as usual this year, with only three coaches fired after the end of the regular season.

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Quarterback Keeper? Jets, Browns and Bears Face Contract Decisions

Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Mitchell Trubisky have all been marginally impressive at times. But is that enough for their teams to sign them to salary-cap-straining contracts?

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Opting Out of the N.F.L. Brings No Regret for This Jets Lineman

Leo Koloamatangi says he misses his team, even in a dreadful season, and that he has wondered what he might have accomplished this year. But he finds comfort in knowing his family is at a lower risk.

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Jets’ First Win May Cost the Future

The Jets beat the Los Angeles Rams for their improbable first win of the season, but the victory may give the Jacksonville Jaguars the top pick in the 2021 N.F.L. draft.

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What Was the Jets’ Gregg Williams Thinking on His Final Play Call?

The Jets looked to have their first win of the season sewn up. But a decision to send an all-out blitz against the Raiders on the final play handed Las Vegas the game-winning touchdown.

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NFL Week 13: What We Learned

The Jets found a new way to lose, the Saints continued to roll and the Browns held on for a huge win over the Titans.

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Perform Abysmally, Defend Yourself Vehemently: The Adam Gase Way

Gase’s head coaching career has been a tour de force of blame deflection and expectation tempering. His time with the Jets is no different.

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NFL Week 12: What We Learned

The Titans demolished the Colts, the Chiefs won again and the Broncos, with no quarterback, were crushed in a week defined as much by the coronavirus as the action on the field.

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Dear Jets: There’s Hope to Be Found in a Winless Season. Take It From Someone Who Knows.

For one thing, you are leading the race for the top draft pick. But seriously, even finishing at 0-16 can yield valuable resilience. So says Hue Jackson, who coached the winless 2017 Cleveland Browns.

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What We Learned from Week 8 of the NFL Season

Dalvin Cook shredded the Packers, the Steelers stayed undefeated and Joe Burrow and the Bengals shocked Tennessee.

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Football’s Boo Birds Are All Cooped Up

N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.

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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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Jets Cut Ties With Le’Veon Bell

The Jets released the running back, their marquee free-agent signing from 2019, not even halfway through his four-year, $52.5 million contract.

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Jets Confirm Player’s Positive Coronavirus Test

Sunday’s Jets game against the Cardinals could be in doubt after the N.F.L.’s outbreak spreads to another team.

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N.F.L.’s Big Running Back Deals Will Lead to Sour Grapes

The Saints and the Vikings became the latest teams to invest in the run, signing Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook to five-year deals. They are likely to experience buyer’s remorse sooner rather than later.

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Josh Allen Tops 300 Yards Passing as Bills Beat Jets in Opener

Fans often argue about which quarterback is better — the Jets’ Sam Darnold or the Bills’ Josh Allen. The season opener provided some answers.

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Joshua Bellamy, Ex-Jet, Fraudulently Took $1.2 Million in Covid-19 Aid, U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors said that Mr. Bellamy, 31, who was cut from the team on Tuesday, used the proceeds from a Paycheck Protection Program loan to buy luxury goods from Gucci and Dior.

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Why N.F.L. Players Opted Out of the 2020 Season

“I’m literally bear-hugging another creature on the other side of the ball every single play,” Leo Koloamatangi, a Jets offensive lineman, said. “If that guy has any symptoms, I’m going to get them.”

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As N.F.L. Fights Racism and Sexism, Team Owners Undercut the Message

The league has often focused its progressive efforts at employees, players and public displays. But the actions of team owners have undermined attempts at change.

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Mekhi Becton, the Jets’ Top Draft Pick, ‘Moves People Like Furniture’

Becton is 6-foot-7 and weighs 364 pounds, but his array of skills tipped the scales for the Jets.

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Giants and Jets Scream for Help With Early N.F.L. Draft Picks

Both teams are committed to developing their young quarterbacks. How long that development will take depends on success in this year’s draft.

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