Michael Boley returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown and New York Giants defenders harried the St. Louis Rams into another turnover on the way to a 28-16 win in the National Football League team’s home opener at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The National Football League is pitting its annual draft against television’s prime-time lineup for the first time tonight, hoping footage of pro teams choosing college players will compete with “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”
Over the past few decades, economics has been the chief driver of success in the National Football League. Teams that best understood the limits and opportunities of the salary cap enjoyed an advantage on the field. You could call it the Age of the Nerd.
Geno Smith has no assurance of a starting job and is one of five quarterbacks on the New York Jets’ roster. Still, he’s favored by oddsmakers to win the 2013 National Football League offensive rookie of the year award.
Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning signed a new contract said to match the salary of the National Football League’s highest-paid quarterback, while the terms of a new agreement between owners and players may have cost No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton several million dollars.