The battle between New York teams should be entertaining. You know, worthy of Broadway? Not these Giants and Jets. For those of us in the greater NYC area, this matchup was the only game on TV for the 1 p.m. ET local window. And it was about the worst pro football you could ever behold.
This stat about sums up the essence of the Jets’ 13-10 victory.
The futility and deficiencies of both these offenses was on display all afternoon. But the way in which this game got pushed to overtime is so bizarre.
– Don't go for it on 4th and 1 with 28 seconds left – Attempt 35 yard FG – Gano misses – Jets drive down field to force OT – Giants get ball first in OT – 3 plays, -11 yards – Punt – Jets get in FG range – Giants lose 13-10 pic.twitter.com/U5mGIGPkC8
It’s so fitting that the team that had a 99.9% chance to win this game that late would be the side to ultimately lose. Then again, the Giants deserved this, because I’m sorry, you have no business having a chance to win in the NFL while passing for literal negative yards as a team.
…But look how close the Giants were to winning anyway!
OK now since I’ve started writing this, the novelty of the reeactions are beginning to wear off. That only picked me up mentally for a brief while. Now I’m having horrible memories of what the Jets and Giants just presented us with as professional football. Seriously, anyone who watched this entire game will not be able to shake it off for quite a while.
Even the winning kick barely went through…like make it stop…