The NY Giants will battle against their in-city rivals, the New York Jets, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Sunday's meeting will be the first time these two have squared off in four years. The last edition of the New York Bowl took place on Nov. 10, 2019. These teams both look tremendously different today than they did on that day.
The last two times the Giants beat the Jets, 2007 and 2011, Big Blue's season ended with a Super Bowl championship. It's a shame these two teams don't play more often. Both sides desperately need a win this weekend. Here are four reasons the Giants will defeat the Jets on Sunday:
4. The Giants have a distinct coaching advantage
New York's NFC team has a distinct coaching advantage this weekend. Brian Daboll won the Coach of the Year award last season and has a substantial track record of building winning NFL offenses with the Giants, Patriots, and Bills. He also won a National Championship as Alabama's offense coordinator in his lone season in 2017 while developing Jalen Hurts, Mac Jones, and Tua Tagovailoa.
The Jets have a better roster than the Giants, but Daboll knows how to turn a subpar roster into winners, something his opposition has failed to do. After all, Daboll took a consensus bottom-five roster in football last year and not only brought them to the playoffs, but they also took down the Vikings in the Wild Card Round.
Robert Saleh's team, which has almost the same roster as last year, started 7-4 but lost six straight to end the season in 2022. Saleh's overall record as a coach is 14-26, while Daboll's is 12-13-1. Oh, don't forget Big Blue also has Wink Martindale, one of the best minds in football, running their defense.