Jets vs Giants – First or Second? Who Cares!
Added by Marvin Turner on August 25, 2011.
Each year, Jets and Giant fans find themselves fighting over who is #1 in town, and who is #2. The real question should be, WHO CARES! Who cares if the Giants beat up the Jets in a pre-season game, or vice verse, The fact is, the Jets and Giants don’t have to face each other to get to the Super Bowl.
I really think fans put to much into this state rivalry, I mean really! Lets say for example the Giants go out Saturday night and beat-up the Jets, but turn around and win seven games this season, meanwhile the Jets go on and win 11 games, and head to the playoffs; are Giants fans still going to claim they are the best in town? Probably!!
In terms of total wins over the past three years, the Giants might be in front with two or so more wins then the Jets in that category. However, the Giants have missed the playoffs the last the seasons, while the Jets have had a better record the past two years, getting to the AFC championship game both years. I can tell you this as a football fan, the Jets have undoubtedly been the more exciting football team in town over the past few years, and with Rex Ryan leading this team, it looks as if the Jets could be heading for bigger and better success moving forward.
But getting back to the game on Saturday, the Jets will look to continue to incorporate guys like Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, rookie WR, Jeremy Kerley, and rookie RB Bilal Powell, into the offense. All of these guys will be expected to contribute in some way, shape, or form during the season. Keep in mind Jets fans, we are still evaluating the coaching, and in game play calling of Brian Schottenheimer; that coincides with the expected progress of Mark Sanchez, because it is his arm that will ultimately determine if this team is to get to the super bowl and win it.
As for who is number one in New York, both organizations are hoping to win a Super Bowl in the near future, so until one of these teams accomplishes that goal,, WHO CARES!!