Preview, predictions, what to look at for
It’s tempting to select a tie on this one, however I believe the Jets are going to win the battle of the unhealthy right here. Sam Darnold connects with Chris Herndon for a last-minute landing and a Jets win.
Jets 27, Giants 24
Neither crew is aware of learn how to win. It might come all the way down to which aspect is sicker of dropping. So long as Daniel Jones holds onto the ball the Giants ought to discover a method, particularly if he will get it to Saquon Barkley early and sometimes and particularly within the passing recreation.
Giants 24, Jets 19
Jets QB Sam Darnold vs. Giants QB Daniel Jones
OK, so these two technically should not matching up with one another, however these two would be the largest subject of debate after this recreation exterior of the coaches.
The Giants handed on Darnold within the 2018 draft, taking Saquon Barkley as an alternative. The Jets took him a decide later, hoping they landed their franchise quarterback. He’s had his moments, however has struggled of late, throwing eight interceptions in his previous three video games. Darnold mentioned he isn’t concerned about proving the Giants fallacious.
“That’s not how I’m wired,” Darnold mentioned. “I’m simply going to go on the market and attempt to play ball, attempt to play good soccer, watch tape and go on the market and simply attempt to execute. Like I mentioned, we want a win, so anyway we are able to get it, I’m simply going to go on the market and simply attempt to do this.”
The Giants grabbed Jones with the No. 6 decide this yr and drew criticism. Jones has had typical rookie rising pains but in addition has proven sufficient promise to present Giants followers hope.
This will likely be an enchanting recreation for each QBs.
Large cat strikes again: The Giants and Jets accomplished their first commerce two weeks in the past when the Jets shipped defensive lineman Leonard Williams throughout city for a few draft picks. Williams’ second recreation in blue and crimson will come in opposition to his previous mates in inexperienced and white.
Williams was persistently criticized for not getting sufficient sacks when he was a Jet. He has but to document a sack this season. He was by no means capable of hit Sam Darnold in Jets apply, however now will get his crack at his former QB.
“That’s humorous as a result of I randomly thought in my head: What if I beat anyone and go to sort out Sam and I let up as a result of I can’t hit him?” Williams mentioned with amusing. “However no, that gained’t occur, although. I’ll lastly get to sort out him. That’s going to be enjoyable. It’s going to be nice.”
Secondary points: Each groups enter this recreation with considerations within the secondary. The Jets are lacking their prime two cornerbacks after Trumaine Johnson was positioned on injured reserve this week and Darryl Roberts suffered a calf pressure in apply. That leaves them with Nate Hairston, Brian Poole and Arthur Maulet as their prime corners.
On the opposite aspect, the Giants rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker goes by way of a few of his personal points reverse Janoris Jenkins. Baker will seemingly be focused by the Jets till he proves he can maintain his personal. The Jets and Giants rank 24th and 25th in move protection, respectively, giving each quarterbacks an opportunity to place up some numbers.
Stopping Saquon: The Jets have spent the week speaking about learn how to maintain Saquon Barkley from killing them, each operating the ball and catching it out of the backfield. The Jets are taking part in their sixth and seventh inside linebackers, so you’ll be able to guess the Giants will attempt to get Barkley in house in opposition to them.
Barkley nonetheless seems like he’s feeling the consequences from the excessive ankle sprain that precipitated him to overlook three video games. He had simply 28 dashing yards final week in opposition to the Cowboys, however confirmed some burst on a 65-yard reception within the recreation.
Renewed rivalry: The rivalry between the 2 native soccer groups is a wierd one since they solely play as soon as each 4 years. It isn’t like Mets-Yankees or Rangers-Islanders. The reality is the gamers are pleasant with one another and don’t view this recreation as an even bigger deal than others. It’s extra in regards to the fan bases and the possession teams. Neither crew’s proprietor desires to lose to its co-tenant.
The Giants lead the all-time sequence 8-5. The Jets gained the final assembly in 2015 in extra time after dropping 5 straight to Large Blue.
— Paul Schwartz contributed to this report