4 best NY Giants-NY Jets games in crosstown rivalry history

Let's take a look at the most memorable games throughout this East Rutherford rivalry

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3. Giants 35, Jets 24: Oct. 7, 2007

This game had everything from a fumble recovered by Kerry Rhodes on the Giants' second drive of the game to a Leon Washington 98-yard return in the third quarter. Still, the highlight of this matchup was Aaron Ross making his first two interceptions of his professional career, including a 43-yard pick-six with just over three minutes remaining to help the Giants score the game's final 21 points and walk away with the team's third straight win en route to their third Super Bowl.

After violating team rules, Ross was benched in the first half by head coach Tom Coughlin, but as soon as he took the field, he proved why he deserved to be out there. While the rookie cornerback turned many heads and arguably made two of the game's biggest plays, he did not act alone to help seal the victory for the G-Men.

After Washington found the end zone to give the Jets a 24-14 lead, the Giants offense was clicking behind their offensive line, which opened up space for running back Brandon Jacobs, who had 100 yards and a touchdown in his first game back since injuring his knee in the season opener. The protection from the offensive line also allowed quarterback Eli Manning to hit tight end Jeremy Shockey and wideout Plaxico Burress, who each had a touchdown. The icing on the cake was an Osi Umenyiora sack on Chad Pennington with under three minutes to go, which was Big Blue's only sack that game.