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Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.

Redskins-Cowboys to determine final playoff seed

The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys meet on Sunday Night Football to determine which team will win the NFC East and advance to the 2013 NFL Playoffs as the No. 4 seed in the NFC.

Knicks, Lakers to meet in Christmas Day tilt

The Knicks travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers on Christmas Day. Both teams have a superstar averaging nearly 30 points per game and a center averaging a double-double.

Knicks, Nets in action on Christmas Day

The Knicks and Nets are both in action on Christmas Day. The Knicks will travel to play the Lakers while the Nets host the Celtics.

Giants trail Ravens 27-7 after third quarter

The Giants trail the Ravens 27-7 on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens have rolled off 13 straight points since the start of the second quarter.

Giants trail the Ravens, 24-7, at halftime

The Giants were dominated by the Ravens in the first half, 24-7. David Wilson had the only highlight of the first half for the Giants on a 14-yard touchdown run. Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another score.

Nets beat the Sixers, 95-92

The Nets broke a three-game losing streak with their 95-92 win over the 76ers on Sunday. Joe Johnson led the Nets in the win with 22 points.

Giants trail Ravens, 14-7, after 1st quarter

The Giants trail the Ravens 14-7 after the first quarter. Joe Flacco has accounted for two touchdowns for the Ravens while David Wilson has the Giants touchdown.

Giants lead Saints, 35-27, after third quarter

The New York Giants lead the New Orleans Saints, 35-27, after the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Turnovers have aided both teams, but Eli Manning's second interception helped the Saints pull within eight points heading toward the finish.

Giants lead Saints at halftime, 21-13

The New York Giants lead the New Orleans Saints, 21-13, at halftime at MetLife Stadium. Turnovers and big plays made the difference at halftime.

Giants lead Saints after 1st quarter, 14-7

The New York Giants lead the New Orleans Saints, 14-7, after the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Saints scored first on a pick six but a kickoff return touchdown and a score after a Saints turnover has New York on top after the first quarter.