Giants won’t dismiss McAdoo midseason
Front office says it will evaluate team at end of season.
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 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 the wake of a 34-point home loss to the Rams a little more than a week ago, then an embarrassing loss to a 49ers team that was winless until Sunday.
The owners said McAdoo, 40, has their support. The Giants have not fired a coach in the middle of the season since 1976.
“Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating,” the owners said in the statement. “It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.”
McAdoo replaced Tom Coughlin as head coach last year and led the Giants to an 11-5 record and their first playoff berth since the 2011 season.
Chiefs: Defensive tackle Roy Miller was released on Monday, two days after he was arrested in Florida and accused of assaulting his wife during an argument at their home. Miller, 30, signed a $1.4 million, one-year contract this past offseason, but he only appeared in seven of the Chiefs’ first nine games.
Browns: Starting linebacker Jamie Collins sustained a torn medical collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday and will be sidelined until 2018. Collins was injured while returning an interception.
Saints: Coach Sean Payton said running back and special teams player Daniel Lasco, 25, needs surgery for a bulging disk in his spine that will end his season.
Cowboys: Pro Bowl linebacker Sean Lee could miss the next three games with a pulled hamstring.
Chargers: Quarterback Philip Rivers is in concussion protocol after reporting symptoms of a possible head injury.
Jaguars: Receiver Allen Hurns will miss Sunday’s game after injuring his right ankle while making a catch against the Chargers late in regulation. Coach Doug Marrone said it’s unclear when Hurns will return.
Redskins: Linebacker Will Compton has a Lisfranc sprain in one of his feet and running back Rob Kelley has a sprained MCL in his left knee and aggravated a sprained ankle. Coach Jay Gruden expects each player to be out a few weeks.
Jets: Coach Todd Bowles said he is sticking with veteran Josh McCown as his quarterback despite New York dropping to 4-6 as the team heads into its bye week.
Bengals: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from Sunday’s game. A league spokesman said Burfict faces only a fine.
Raiders: The team broke ground Monday on a 65,000seat domed stadium in Las Vegas, across the freeway from the city’s world-famous casinos. The team wants to kick off the 2020 season at the new $1.9 billion stadium.
■ Cornerback Gareon Conley, the 24th overall pick in April’s draft, was placed on injured reserve with a shin injury after playing only two games all season.
Noteworthy: Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality, was named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year.”
Patriots 41, (at) Broncos 16: Tom Brady threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns as New England matched its own AFC record with its 12th consecutive road victory. The NFL record is 18 set by the Joe Montana-led 49ers from 1988-90. Denver lost its fifth straight. Monday’s games
(At) Wizards 110, Kings 92: John Wall had 21 points and nine assists and Marcin Gortat scored 18 as Washington won its third in a row. George Hill led Sacramento with 16 points.
At) Pelicans 106, Hawks 105: Darius Miller’s 3-pointer put the Pelicans ahead 106-104 in the final minute, and the Hawks missed several chances to tie or go ahead. Kent Bazemore led the Hawks with 22 points. Miller hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter. E’Twaun Moore tied a career high with 24 points.
Cavaliers 104, (at) Knicks 101: LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, and Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, enabling Cleveland to rally from a 73-50 deficit in the final 14 minutes. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 20 points and 16 rebounds for New York. The Cavaliers hit nine 3-pointers and outscored the Knicks 43-25 in the fourth. James and Kanter received technical fouls for an altercation in the first quarter. James dunked and then wouldn’t move out of the way as rookie guard Frank Ntilikina tried to take the ball to inbound. Ntilikina pushed James, who then exchanged words with Kanter. James shoved Kanter. James was already angry because he thought Kanter overreacted in his defense of Ntilikina after James, in a shot at former Knicks president Phil Jackson, said Saturday the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. instead of Ntilikina. Smith went to Dallas.
(At) Bucks 110, Grizzlies 103: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points as Milwaukee won its third in a row. Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 in the fourth quarter for Memphis.
Timberwolves 109, (at) Jazz 98: Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists for Minnesota. Taj Gibson had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Lakers 100, (at) Suns 93: Jordan Clarkson had a seasonhigh 25 points off the bench for the Lakers. Devin Booker scored 36 for Phoenix.
Nuggets at Trail Blazers: Late
Magic at Warriors: Late
76ers at Clippers: Late