Who: New York Jets @ New York Giants
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Media: TV – NBC, DirecTV – N/A, Radio – ESPN N.Y. 98.7 FM, Sirius – 113, Sirius XM – XM 226, Internet Audio – Audio Pass.
Their Previous Meeting: The last time these two teams met, it was a horrific performance that made a lot of us quite literally green. Offensively, the Jets were awful as they failed to score a touchdown the entire game. Highlights included Holmes, Kerley and Schilens all sidelined with injuries and Wayne Hunter giving up four sacks, one of which was negated via penalty. Their lone points came from the leg of Josh Brown, who is ironically now with the Giants, with just under four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Giants’ offense wasn’t much better as they struggled to convert on third downs leading to four Lawrence Tynes field goals in each of the four quarters. Jayron Hosley picked off a Sanchez pass which he took to the house and the night was capped off by Giants back-up quarterback Ryan Perrilloux who found Joe Martinek for a 15 yard touchdown. The Giants won handily, 26-3.
Jets Game Captains: T.B.A.
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Geno Smith won’t have to hold anything back and the Jets will certainly leave tonight’s game with a full evaluation of rookie quarterback Geno Smith. After an ankle injury kept Smith sidelined against Jacksonville, he’s nearly back to full health and will start against the Giants. All eyes will be focused on the rookie as he tries to dethrone incumbent Mark Sanchez who, despite playing reasonably well thus far, is still committing turnovers a fifth year veteran shouldn’t not be making regularly.
It’ll be a battle for sure as neither man has managed to create a considerable distance in the competition and could come down to the Jets’ final preseason home game, the Bollinger Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. There are 88 other men who make up this team and it will be interesting to see what the Jets have in store particularly with the new additions on the offensive line and at receiver.
Oh, and winner of the contest gets bragging rights to the Snoopy trophy for another year so there’s that.