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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