Giants vs Jets: Game Day
Tonight the New York Football Giants are battling the New York Jets in the Snoopy Bowl. Giants Nation, are you going to the game? Here’s some info from MetlifeStadium.com:
- New York Giants vs New York Jets
- MetLife Stadium | Get Driving Directions
- Parking Lots Open: 2:30PM
- Seating Chart
- Public Transportation | Rail | Bus
- Parking Lots Open: 5 hours prior to game time
- Bag Policy
Giants vs Jets: Where to Watch
- Game time: 7: 30 p.m. ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
- TV: WCBS (CBS 2/New York)
- Announcers: Ian Eagle, Greg Buttle, Otis Livingston) | NFL Network Replay: Saturday, Aug. 23 (10 a.m. ET)
- Radio: WCBS — 880 AM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross) | Giants radio affiliates
- Online Streaming: NFL preseason live
- Odds: Jets -1.5
Giants vs Jets: 8 things to watch for
- Production from starters
- Offensive line combinations
- Depth chart climbers
- Ryan Nassib making his case for No. 2 QB
- Starters to play “25 to 30” snaps
- You likely won’t see…
- Extra points return to normal
- The Snoopy Trophy is on the line
Giants Nation, NFL fans, if you click anywhere on that list, it’ll send you straight over to Giants.com for more explanation on the details. However, we’ll give you a quote from the last one since it is rivalry week and the Snoopy Trophy is — in fact — on the line:
— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) August 22, 2014
The Giants and the New York Jets meet on Friday for the 46th consecutive preseason since the series began in 1969, with the Jets leading the series, 24-20-1. This week’s Giants-Jets game is the fourth annual MetLife Bowl, which the Giants lost last season in overtime, 24-21. The MetLife Bowl refers to the annual preseason game between the two New York franchises, with both teams battling for the Snoopy Trophy. Snoopy is the brand icon for MetLife, the New York City-based insurance company.
Giants vs Jets: Myth
While the Giants vs Jets has happened 45 consecutive times in the preseason, with tonight being number 46… the Giants vs Jets series during the regular season isn’t the same story. Without looking at the facts, fans might incorrectly assume the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets have played dozen of times over the years. After all, the Giants have been in the NFL since 1925, so it leads people to the logical conclusion that this rivalry has been epic. However, that’s not necessarily the case.In the regular season, the two New York teams have only actually met a single-dozen times. Not dozens of times. That’s “12” for you people that don’t champion donuts like Eli Manning, the face of Dunkin’ Donuts. That’s right, only 12 times in history has the Giants vs Jets happened in the regular season.
The Giants own the series 8-4. Interesting enough, you have to go back all the way to Halloween in 1993, to find the last time the Jets actually beat the G-Men in the regular season. For that win, it took Bruce Coslet coaching against Dan Reeves to get the job down in a 10-6 matchup that was won on the strength of a Brad Baxter TD. Interesting fact: Boomer Esiason was the QB for the Jets in that game. People forget he didn’t retire a Bengals hero, that he actually started another 50 NFL games and went 18-32 with the Jets and Cards. Yet he is still on TV talking about what it takes to win on Sunday’s as an aging veteran QB. So that’s comforting.
Here’s the link to the box score from that game.
Putting the past aside, tonight is about the future. As both of New York’s teams are attempting to retool their scheme’s with new hope and talent. On paper, the Jets’ offense has a lot of speed. It’ll be a good test for Perry Fewell’s defense to work on form tackling at full NFL level speed. Something difficult to simulate in practice without opening up your team for the chance of injury. For the Giants’ offense, the Jets’ blitz happy 3-4 scheme will test the timing of Ben McAdoo’s new West Coast Offense. And– while the Jets’ defense is aggressive, it’s not always great, so this is a perfect litmus for Eli Manning’s new system.
If he can’t get it done against the New York Jets tonight, it may prove to be a long season for the Giants. However, if the Jints can manage the ball, score some points and toss around the Jets like paper airplanes… it might give Giants Nation a little extra comfort that Ben and Eli just may know what they’re doing with this shiny new offense. We’ll see tonight.
Giants vs Jets: GAME DAY!
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 22, 2014