New York Giants get big win, but still searching for identity

The impulse is to look for a statement in the New York Giants‘ 28-23 victory over the Eagles on Sunday, and maybe there is one to be gleaned in Doug Pederson’s decision to twice forego field-goal tries on fourth down (he said he wanted to be aggressive) and to attempt to summon the ghosts of Randall Cunningham and Michael Vick in sending rookie quarterback Carson…

Chip Kelly jersey: Don’t pat 49ers on back for getting close

Niners coach Chip Kelly subscribes to the no medals for trying theory. When asked about moral victories after Sunday’s 31-24 loss and how players have credited themselves with not packing it in amid a one-win season and 10-game losing streak, Kelly’s response was just about what you’d expect. “They’re professionals and I think they’re all competitors so I don’t know what they’d gain from packing…