Posted August 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
What rivalry? 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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