Back in the swing of things.
Although it is still only the preseason for a few more weeks, you can expect to see a little more "real" football as well a little more field time for starters on all teams. This holds especially true for weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason, as coaches get more serious about seeing what they have but are not yet reluctant to play 1st string players for fear of impacting the regular season health.
What was widely hailed last year as the Snoopy Bowl returns to us in different circumstances. The Giants once again beat all odds to become the Super Bowl champions, and the Jets fell to an even 8-8 record, missing the playoffs and becoming a pariah of sorts for the media to scorn. So even though this is a preseason game and something will be held back, don't feel that there is no pride on the line here, and if nothing else you can always rely on watching some overzealous rooks trying to earn jobs play.
While Jets receivers Santonio Holmes and Chaz Schilens are listed as questionable for tonight's action, they are both definitely out, and Holmes is likely to miss the remainder of the preseason as has been previously reported. Previews typically cover rankings as well but those are also absent from the Rundown since it's not yet the regular season.
Do you have an investment in this game? Who are you looking forward to seeing on the field, rookie or veteran? Leave any thoughts comments or general predictions on tonight game below, after the rundown.
New York Jets -- Saturday, Aug. 18th, 7:00 p.m. EST@
Location: Metlife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ.
Coverage: NFL Network. Sirius XM 88.
Record: Jets lead the preseason series 23-19-1. The Giants lead the all-time series 8-4.
What happened last time? In the last preseason meeting, the Jets handily beat the Giants in the first Metlife "Snoopy Bowl". In the last regular season meeting, the Giants beat the Jets 29-14, effectively ending the Jets season.
This will be the 44th consecutive annual preseason game between the two NY franchises.