Nigel Bradham

Giants, Eagles Coaches Deal With Distractions

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Heading into their rookie seasons as NFL head coaches, Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles and Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants knew there is a lot more to it than drawing up game plans, changing personnel and make those key late-game decisions.

There is the non-football stuff, too. Both men have had to deal with that, even heading into this week's game Sunday.

The Eagles and Giants both go into the NFC East rivalry game with 4-3 records, two games behind first-place Dallas with nine games to go. The chance is there to get back to the playoffs.

Of course, they have to have to play better and avoid more injuries. Then there is the other...