In a not so friendly preseason match up the New York Giants gained early bragging rights as they beat neighbors The Jets 31-16. Both teams still looked a bit rusty, however there was no denying the commitment, and during one big defensive play Giants Quarter Back Eli Manning ended up with a nasty head gash when a failed hand off to Jacobs resulted in a mad scramble for the ball, during which Eli lost his helmet and incurred a nasty head gash which required 12 stitches. Eli is expected to be OK for the season opener and on a more positive note they will be pleased with the performance of rookie wide receiver Victor Cruz who caught 3 TD passes.
The Jets gave some game time to most of their big acquisitions with LaDainian Tomlinson, Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, Jason Taylor and Brodney Pool all getting some game time, however CB Darrelle Revis was still conspicuous by his absence. Despite their loss the Jets will be pleased with the showing by QB Sanchez who looked confident after his knee surgery and LT showed a couple of flashes indicating that the change of scene might just revitalize his career.
The Meadowlands Stadium looked fantastic all be it the decor was somewhat Green given the Jets were technically the home team, still they will soon change it for the Giants opening game against The Carolina Panthers on 1st Sept 2010.