Why Are the Giants and Jets Still Considered Underdogs?
The Jets and Giants will begin their 2014 campaigns as underdogs in my book.
The Giants won both meetings against the Jets in 2010 and the Jets had the upper hand in the first meeting in 2011, but the Giants won out.
The Giants led 21-20 after one quarter of play and they had a 31-27 lead at halftime. The Jets scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, but the Giants came back and were able to come out on top, 27-24.
With the game on the line, with the Jets driving down the field to tie the game, the Giants held their own and scored first on a 39-yard field goal.
The Jets were down 17-14 with three minutes to go. But the Giants came back, drove down the field and scored to take a 24-20 lead with 3:30 to go.
The Giants pulled ahead 38-24, but the Jets had enough with three minutes to go to drive down the field and tie the game. But the Jets drove down the field and scored to start the game and the Giants were unable to score again, leaving the Jets with a 34-34 tie and the Giants had a 38-34 lead heading into the extra half.
The Giants looked like the team they had been the second half of the season. They scored their first touchdown of the season on their first possession and then on their third possession the Giants scored a safety and the lead remained at 38-34.
But they were unable to hold on to the lead and they ended up losing by a score of 38-36.
The Giants were out-gained by 383-236, out-hustled and out-played and they allowed the Jets to score three touchdowns, three interceptions and they were up by 14 points midway through the fourth quarter.
The Giants did not win that game and they also lost that game, going 3-13, 1-14 and 1-15 the next three seasons.
The Jets are no longer with us as they just got back to work and they look to have a chance to play in the postseason. But the Giants are still with us as they