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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:00 am


Giants have no plans to fire coach

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Ben McAdoo is staying as coach of the New York Giants, at least until the end of the season.

Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch issued a statement Monday saying while they are frustrated and disappointed with the Giants' 1-8 record, they won't evaluate the team and make any moves until the end of the season.

McAdoo's future has been a major topic the past two weeks in a wake of a 34-point home loss to the Los Angeles Rams a little more than a week ago, then an embarrassing loss to a San Francisco 49ers team that was winless until Sunday.

The owners said McAdoo has their support. The Giants have not fired a coach in the middle of the season since 1976.

Bengals' Burfict avoids suspension

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won't be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from a 24-20 loss at Tennessee.

A league spokesman said Monday that Burfict faces a fine only. He pushed an official's arm out of the way on the sideline in the second quarter after quarterback Marcus Mariota was run out of bounds. Two plays earlier, Burfict drew an unnecessary roughness penalty for hitting Mariota out of bounds.

Extra points

New Orleans coach Sean Payton said running back and special teams player Daniel Lasco needs surgery for a bulging disc in his spine that will end his season but “won't be career-threatening.” Lasco was taken from the field in an ambulance during the first half of Sunday's game in Buffalo. Lasco collapsed after attempting to tackle Buffalo kick returner Brandon Tate.  ... 

Cleveland  starting linebacker Jamie Collins is done for the season with a sprained right knee ligament. ... Kansas City waived defensive tackle Roy Miller, two days after he was arrested in Florida and accused of assaulting his wife during an argument at their home. ... Jacksonville will be without receiver Allen Hurns (right ankle) at winless Cleveland on Sunday.