Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz was named American League rookie of the Year. Feliz, who set a rookie record with 40 saves and ran up radar guns with his lively arm.
World Champion San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey took the National League Rookie of the Year Award with his impressive season. After being called up in late May, the 23 year-old Posey hit .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 108 games played.
The New York Giants took on their arch-rival Dallas Cowboys at home, falling to the desperate ‘boys 33-20. Under new head coach Jason Garrett, Dallas (2-7) displayed grit and determination against a flat Giants team. New York (6-3) looks to rebound next week in Philadelphia against the Eagles.
The New York Jets recorded their second consecutive week with an overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. The Jets escaped last week’s game against the Lions with a comeback in the final minutes of regulation and quick field goal in overtime. This week was quite similar, with Santonio Holmes making a deciding catch in overtime, however this week taking it in for the score. The Jets face off against the Houston Texans on Sunday at the Meadowlands.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and company trounced the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football 59-28. Vick, 20/28 for 333 yards also threw 4 touchdown passes while running for 80 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Former Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb, current Redskin quarterback received a $78 million contract extension before kickoff completed 17/31 for 295 yards, connecting for two touchdowns and throwing three interceptions.
The New York Islanders (4-10-3) have fired head coach Scott Gordon. The team is currently enduring a 10-game losing streak that has left them at the bottom of the NHL standings. Jack Capuano, former head coach for the Islander’s AHL affilate Bridgeport Sound Tigers will replace Gordon on an interim basis according to general manager Garth Snow.
The New York Rangers (10-7-1) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night 3-2 in overtime. Rangers’ winger Marian Gaborik returned to action after missing 12 games with a separated shoulder. The team did however lose number one goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to an lingering illness and defensemen Michal Rosival, who has a strained shoulder.