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.
New York Jets third-string quarterback Greg McElroy led the Jets to a 7-6 victory on Sunday after starting quarterback Mark Sanchez was benched after a third interception. McElroy threw the game-winning touchdown to tight end Jeff Cumberland.
The New York Giants will be the first team to get a second chance to slow down Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III when the teams meet on Monday Night Football. The Giants won the first meeting in Week 7, 27-23, on a late Eli Manning TD pass.
In the latest SB Nation bowl projections, Syracuse is slotted to go to the BBVA Compass Bowl against ULM while Rutgers is projected to lose to Louisville and land in the Belk Bowl vs. Duke.
The Brooklyn Nets improved to 8-4 with a 98-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday at Barclays Center. Joe Johnson led the Nets with 21 points and Kris Humphries had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Lafayette and Lehigh will play their 150th meeting in their college football rivalry at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014.
The Nets completed a home-and-home sweep of the Magic with an 82-74 win on Sunday at the Barclays Center.
The New York Jets trail the Seattle Seahawks, 14-7, after three quarters of play at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. Neither team was able to score in the third quarter as the defense for both teams continued to play well.
The New York Jets trail the Seattle Seahawks, 14-7, at halftime on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Both teams scored following a turnover and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw an interception in the red zone in the first half.
The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the New York Giants, 20-10, after three quarters of play at Metlife Stadium on Sunday. After trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Steelers gave up a pair of field goals in the third quarter.
The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the New York Giants, 14-10, at halftime at Metlife Stadium. The Giants took a lead into halftime despite losing the time of possession battle. Two Steelers turnovers aided the Giants in the half.