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Players from both the New York Giants and Jets downplayed the hometown rivalry between the teams, but acknowledged that there's always a little extra buzz - even in preseason - when they get together.
Their matchup Saturday night at MetLife Stadium - a Jets home game - marks the teams' first meeting since the Giants won 29-14 on Christmas Eve, sparked by Victor Cruz's remarkable 99-yard touchdown catch. While that win sent the Giants on their Super Bowl run, the Jets missed the playoffs for the first time in Rex Ryan's three seasons.
This game marks the home debut for Tim Tebow with the Jets (0-1), who didn't use the wildcat-style offense in their preseason-opening loss at Cincinnati and will likely hold back against the Giants (0-1).
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One of the biggest questions coming into the 2012 NFL
season for the New York Giants was who would join the tandem of Victor
Cruz and Hakeem Nicks to complete the passing-threat trio? With the
departure of Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers, the defending
Super Bowl champions are desperate for someone to claim the third
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford took a video of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul carrying cornerback Prince Amukamara to the cold tub and tossing him in.
I wonder what caused JPP to toss the Prince in the cold tub. And I wonder what Giants head coach Tom Coughlin thinks of this.
The New York Giants and New York Jets clash in what is always an exciting preseason matchup filled with highlight-reel grabs and breakout performances.
Two years again, Victor Cruz caught everyone’s eye and presented everyone with a wonderful preview of what was to come for him the following season. Could someone do the same this season for either team?
There will be much to watch...
MetLife Stadium: Think positive won't you?Forget Mark Sanchez interception returned for a touchdown. Make believe Wayne Hunter isn't the Jets right tackle. Stop talking about how Tim Tebow led the team to three points against the Giants second team defense.The usually radiant Rex Ryan was dreary at the podium tonight, saying, "You can say there were some positive...
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara probably will miss the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys because of a high ankle sprain.
In discussing his team's health heading into the NFL kickoff Wednesday, coach Tom Coughlin said it doesn't look as if Amukamara will be ready for the game.
Rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley is going to try to test his turf toe. Coughlin...
Joe Namath is one of the most controversial characters in the history of the NFL. He kept that going tonight with this tweet as Tim Tebow got ready to take the field against the New York Giants.
— Joe Namath (@RealJoeNamath) August 19, 2012
Mark Sanchez had an interesting night against the Giants. The Jets weren...
Tim Tebow (Photo by Clemed, used under Creative Commons License)
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Remember when you got really amped even in the preseason to
watch the Giants take on the Jets in a battle of New York?
The teams wanted each other’s blood, and the game usually
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