I love my New York football teams, yes, BOTH of them (even though they both play in New Jersey), but yesterday's outings were not exactly awe inspiring -- or inspiring a whole lot of confidence that the Giants or Jets will go all the way to Tampa (as in the Super Bowl) this year.
Maybe the Jets should have stuck with those "Titans" uniforms (even if they do look like something designed by the runner-up on "Project Runway"), cause wearing them last week, the Jets looked way more like winners (or more like the real Titans, in Tennessee, who are now 6 - 0) than they did this week. And while I prefer the more masculine/traditional green-and-white Jets uniforms, this week's narrow loss to the Oakland Raiders (the Oakland Raiders!?) in Oakland, 16 - 13 in overtime, just should not have happened.
The Oakland Raiders?! The team sucks, man (though their logo is kinda cool). And this Sunday's matchup was one of the ugliest football games the spouse and I have seen in recent memory, with more penalties than a hockey game. Pathetic. Though kudos to Jets kicker and former NY Giant Jay Feely for kicking the game-tying field goal at the end of the fourth quarter. You rock, man.
Thankfully, well, for us Giants fans, the G-Men, while not looking all that super (despite winning the Super Bowl last season) got the job done, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 29 - 17 at the Meadowlands. And while QB Eli Manning didn't have his best day or game this season, he is currently the Manning with the better record (shocking as that may be, as Peyton Manning and the Colts lost to Green Bay 34 - 14 and dropped to 3 - 3 in the AFC South).
But thanks to the efforts of Brandon Jacobs, Plaxico "Bad Ass" Burress, and Michael Johnson, who twice intercepted the ball for the Giants, the Giants now go to 5 - 1, and remain in first place in the NFC East.
Now us fans will have to wait and see if the Giants can defeat a real team as next week they take on the 5 - 1 Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh.
As for the Jets, if they can't beat Kansas City (1 - 5) at home next week, coach Eric Mangini should start looking for a new gig.
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