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This Week in Sports: New York City

Football

The GIST: It was a busy sports weekend in New York: NFL, NBA, and MLB? Oh my!

December 14, 2020
SOURCE: ROBERT DEUTSCH/USA TODAY SPORTS
SOURCE: ROBERT DEUTSCH/USA TODAY SPORTS

🏈NFL: It was a tough day for quarterback (QB) Daniel Jones as he and his offense were only able to execute one touchdown in their 26–7 loss against the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. Backup QB Colt McCoy took the field in the fourth quarter, but the real question is, was it too early to let Jones play again?

  • Either way, this loss has major implications for the G-men, as their lead in the NFC East dissolved as suddenly as it arrived. Sigh.
  • The Jets also struggled yesterday, losing 40–3 to the Seattle Seahawks and extending their winless record to 0-13. As if Gang Green couldn’t be any more of a joke, there’s also this. *facepalm*

🏀NBA: It finally happened: Kevin Durant is back on the hardwood. After an 18-month Achilles recovery, he looked really good, scoring 15 points in the Nets’ nail-biting preseason win against the Washington Wizards last night. Durant worked in tandem with Kyrie Irving, who recorded 18 points.

  • The Knicks also began their preseason lineup this weekend with two games against the Detroit Pistons. Although the teams split games, Knicks rookie Obi Toppin is already making a splash: maybe there’s hope for New York basketball after all.

⚾️MLB: Over in Queens, the Mets announced Jared Porter as their new general manager (GM) yesterday. This is Porter’s first opportunity to be a GM after three years as an assistant GM with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  • Porter is an exceptional judge of talent and has won four World Series throughout his career in the front office. Here’s hoping he can do the same in New York.