The NFL world does extend beyond our New York Giants and New York Jets. So, with one week left in the regular season let's take a look at some of the goings-on around the league on Sunday.
- Mike Singletary has been canned as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are 5-10 after a 25-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Singletary went 18-22 as 49ers coach, and it's been obvious for a while now that he really didn't have the personality to successfully run a team.
- Playoff clinchers: In addition to the Jets, several other teams clinched playoff berths on Sunday. The New England Patriots wrapped up the AFC East title and clinched homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, which is bad news for the rest of the conference. The Kansas City Chiefs rolled over Tennessee, 34-14, and clinched the AFC West. San Diego lost to Cincinnati, 34-20, ending its hopes of catching the Chiefs. The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East thanks to the Giants loss to Green Bay. The Baltimore Ravens defeated Cleveland, 20-10, to earn a playoff spot in the AFC.
- Speaking of the Eagles, their game Sunday in Philly against the Minnesota Vikings was moved to Tuesday due to the blizzard that continues to hammer the Northeast. This will be the first Tuesday game in the NFL since 1946.
- Turns out the St. Louis Rams got it right when they drafted quarterback Sam Bradford No. 1 overall last April. Bradford completed 28 passes Sunday in the Rams' victory over San Francisco and now has 335 completions, breaking Peyton Manning's record for most completions by a rookie in NFL history.
- Maybe Eli Manning (a league-leading 24 interceptions) should spend some time with Tom Brady this off-season. The New England quarterback tossed three touchdown passes Sunday as the Patriots routed Buffalo, 34-3. Brady has now thrown an NFL record 319 consecutive passes without an interception, breaking Bernie Kosar's record of 308.