This past Sunday, many New York Jets fans were ready to change the television channel, but the players were not ready to throw in the towel at MetLife stadium against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The game appeared over until Bucs linebacker Lavonte David hit rookie quarterback Geno Smith, even though Smith was already out-of-bounds. The hit resulted in a fifteen-yard penalty, bringing the Jets to the 48-yard line, just inside of field-goal range. Down by two with seven seconds left, kicker Nick Folk’s field goal was good and clinched an improbable victory for the Jets, with an 18-17 win over the Bucs. Not to mention, first-timer Geno Smith threw 256 yards and a touchdown.
The Giants were not so lucky, losing to the Dallas Cowboys 31-36 this past Sunday. Giants Quarterback Eli Manning had three interceptions, a total of six turnovers for the New York Giants. Giants Running Back David Wilson had two fumbles. Overall, it was a sloppy game played by the Giants.
Hopefully, the tide will change. Today, the Giants picked up their former running back Brandon Jacobs. The 31-year-old veteran had a seven-year run with them and then hardly played for the San Francisco 49ers due to a knee injury and suspension for defamation against the franchise. We’ll see what Jacobs has to bring back.
Tomorrow, the New York Jets take on their neighbor the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Giants will play the Denver Broncos at MetLife stadium this Sunday. Get ready for the Jets-Patriots rivalry and then a Manning brother face-off. Is it the weekend yet?
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