Big Apple Battle: New York Giants Vs. New York Jets


In the upcoming NFL season, the New York Giants and the New York Jets will add a page to their rivalry when they meet in the regular season for the first time in four years.

While their rivalry is often downplayed, it is more intense than most people think. The two teams don’t like each other very much and neither do their respective fans. Then again who could blame either party?

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The Jets are the underdogs of New York. They are often left on the back burner due to the Giants’ recent success over the past decade. The Jets obviously hold some resentment against the Giants for this. Who could blame them? It can’t be a good feeling knowing you’re the second favorite team. However, that all might change very soon.

Nov 9, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during pre game warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have been plagued by bad management so the Giants reaped the benefits on the younger fans. When it comes game time, both teams aren’t afraid to throw around words or comments about one another.

The Giants have been struggling over the past couple of years and the Jets have the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this. They made some huge moves this offseason that have finally made them a very dangerous threat.

All the Jets need is a stable leader to guide them to the promised land with their highly talented defense. They could finally claim their spot as “New York’s Football Team,” but it won’t come easy.

Even though the Giants have been struggling, they are still a team to be reckoned with. They struck gold with Odell Beckham Jr. and are awaiting the return of Victor Cruz. Eli Manning had a solid bounce back year and is primed to be even better this time around.

2015 may be the first time in years that both the Giants and Jets will be pretty good teams. Both teams having a fantastic season would be great for the rivalry, New York, and for the fans. Not to mention that if both teams are in contention for the playoffs, the game they play could mean a lot going down the stretch.

The Giants and Jets have met a total of 12 times in the regular season. The Giants have dominated the rivalry eight to four. The last time the Jets actually beat the Giants in a regular season game was 1993. Since 1996, the Giants have remained undefeated in the last five games they have played against the Jets.

This upcoming season, the two teams will meet for the 13th time. Hopefully, both teams will be good enough where this matchup will be one for the ages in New York. With playoff implications on the line, it could be one hell of a game.

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