Many football fans tuned in to watch the Jets play the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants in preseason action tonight. The Jets were looking for revenge after a game that pretty much ended their season as they lost all momentum afterwards. This isn’t the case just this time because whenever these two teams play there seems to be a lot of tension and fans seem to go crazy. With the final score of 26-3 in the Giants favor, Jets fans ended up disappointed again. The Jets have had three field goals so far this preseason and their offense hasn’t managed to even score a touchdown yet. They’ve had 112 plays and 25 series and have only scored nine points! The Jets are now the only team in the entire NFL without a touchdown this preseason. It’s been a very bad start for a team that is trying to get their offense going this season while attempting to make the playoffs. This loss has made the Jets puzzled, but most importantly, 0-2 in their first two-preseason games. Ultimately, some fans might be happy if they just score a touchdown this preseason.
First off, there were a lot of bad plays for the Jets in this game. The Jets were 1-13 on third down and 0-1 on fourth. This was a big reason why the Giants won the possession battle by controlling the ball for 32:49 in comparison to the 27:11. Five minutes might not seem like a lot, but in football a second could make a huge difference in a football game. A huge part of this game was idiotic penalties. The Jets had eight penalties that accounted for 76 yards. When Jayron Hosley returned an interception thrown by Sanchez for a 77-yard touchdown, the game quickly turned into the Giants favor. Besides the interception, Sanchez had a fairly decent game going 9-11 for 59 yards. Again, this just goes to show you how careful the Jets are with Sanchez throwing the ball. Tebow, yet again, looked horrible in the passing game. Going 5-14 with 69 passing yards, Tebow had a passer rating of 52.4; 1.3 higher than Sanchez’s 51.1. The former Bronco also had two rushes for just five yards in this game doing virtually nothing for the Jets’ ground and pound offense. Tebow did, however, bring the Jets down the field to score their only field goal of the night.