New York Giants vs. New York Jets: Top 5 takeaways
By Henry Buggy
The New York Giants got their second win of the preseason against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium Friday night.
It was the 50th consecutive preseason meeting between the two franchises, and the New York Giants were able to squeak out the win 22-16.
The G-Men were once again without Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. It looks as though both will wait until Week 1 before taking the field with their teammates.
Plenty of other players made the most of their opportunities. The Giants played their starters for the entire first half, but the game didn’t get off to a great start.
Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold led Gang Green on a 75-yard touchdown drive to start the game. The Giants were able to bounce back after some early errors, which pleased head coach Pat Shurmur given the team’s slow start, via New York’s team website.
"“(We) got better on defense, we found a way to score enough points, and ultimately win the game. There’s plenty to clean up. I was pleased with the way we threw the ball, especially with the ones. Not pleased with the way we ran the ball, certainly. But at the end, we found a way to carve out enough yardage running the ball to make it acceptable.”"
Here’s a look at the top five takeaways from Big Blue’s Friday night victory.