The last two times these teams met in the regular season, a lot was on the line. In both 2011 and 2015 the Jets and Giants played December games with both teams in the Playoff race. In 2011 the Giants beat the Jets in a Christmas Eve game that propelled the Giants on a Super Bowl run while Rex Ryan never again seriously contended for a Playoff spot. Four years later the tables were turned as the Jets registered a stunning comeback victory that helped to speed the demise of Tom Coughlin.
Sunday’s game has far less at stake. Both teams are having bad years. The two teams have not both been at such low points for a game since 1996.
Still we preview the game on today’s podcast.