Watch to Watch For: Giants vs. Jets

The Giants Beat previews the matchup between New York's football teams.

Game Info:

December 6th, 2015

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Will be televised on CBS at 1:00 p.m. ET

Radio channels: Sirius- Channel 133, Internet- Channel 820 XM- Channel 231

as well as other local affiliate stations

 

CBS

Play-by-play Ian Eagle, color commentator Dan Fouts, sideline reporter Evan Washburn

 

Radio Broadcast

Play-by-play Bob Papa, color commentator Carl Banks, sideline reporter Howard Cross

 

New York Giants:

 

2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 5-6

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Eli Manning 274 for 435 (63.0 completion %) 3021 yards 23 TD, 9 INT

Rushing: Rashad Jennings 111 rushes for 417 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Odell Beckham jr. 72 receptions for 1005 yards, 9 TD

 

New York Jets:

 2014 regular season record: 4-12

2015 preseason record: 3-1

2015 regular season record: 6-5

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing:Ryan Fitzpatrick 210 for 359 (58.5 completion %) 2476 yards 20 TD, 11 INT

Rushing: Chris Ivory 185 rushes for 766 yards, 7 TD

Receiving: Brandon Marshall 71 receptions for 931 yards, 9 TD

 

Results of the previous 3 meetings:

 

December 24, 2011: (AWAY) Giants win 29-14

October 7, 2007: (HOME) Giants win 35-24

November 2, 2003: (HOME) Giants win 31-28 (OT)

 

Key Matchups:

 

Jets Defensive Line vs. Giants Offensive Line

 

It looks as though both center Weston Richburg and guard Justin Pugh are trying to be able to be out there on Sunday. Their presence would be very useful against a Jets front that has limited teams to fewer than 85 yards per game, which is best in the NFL. Combine this with the struggles that the Giants have had running the ball, and rushing the ball could be a tall task. It is crucial that they are able to run or the offense becomes very one-dimensional and predictable.

 

 

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie vs. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham jr.

 

It looks like a showdown between OBJ and Revis will have to wait for another time, as the shutdown corner is likely out of this game after suffering a head injury last weekend. OBJ will need to make some plays against the Jets defense to help off-set the likely issues running the football.

 

Jets wide receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshal vs. Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara

 

The Jets passing options fall of steeply after their top two receivers, Marshall and Decker. Those two have recorded 931 and 700 yards respectively, while the next two highest receiving yard totals belong to running backs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, both of whom have less than 200 yards receiving. If DRC and Amukamara can hold those two in check the Jets will have issues passing the football.

 

 Interesting Notes and Key Facts:

 

Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker account for 59.5% of the Jets receiving yards, and 17 of the teams 22 receiving touchdowns.

 

As mentioned above, the Jets defense is ranked 1st in the NFL against the run. The Giants are 28th in offensive rushing yards per game.

 

Eli Manning has only played the New York Giants twice in his career, winning both times.

 

Odell Beckham jr. has been heating up recently. He has totaled over 100 yards receiving each of the past four games. With Revis highly unlikely to play, that streak may very well continue.

 

 

 

 

 


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