The first half of the pre-season opener between the New York Jets and the New York Giants is in the books, and the Jets trail the Giants 17 - 15.
The Jets first string offense began with a shaky play, as Sam Darnold threw what should have been an interception on his first pass of the game. That, however, was Darnold’s last shaky play, as he proceeded to march the Jets offense right down the field, culminating with a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder on a well executed pick play. Unfortunately Chandler Catanzaro missed the extra point after a delay of game penalty moved it back to a 38 yard try.
The Jets defense then came on and dominated, forcing the Giants first string offense into a three and out on their first possession. From that point both first string quarterbacks were done for the day, and backups began to filter in for both teams on both sides of the ball.
The Jets offense under Trevor Siemian initially bogged down, as Siemian was ineffective, throwing a plethora of 2 yard completions. Siemian’s counterpart, Giants rookie Danial Jones, marched the Giants right down the field for a go ahead touchdown on his first possession. A long thunderstorm delay ensued, before play resumed with mostly backups playing for both teams.
When play resumed the two teams’ backups traded touchdowns and field goals, with the difference in the game being two ugly missed extra points by the struggling Catanzaro.
We go into the second half with the Jets leading trailing by two points. This next half is for die-hard football fans only, as we will be deep into the back end of the depth charts of these two teams the rest of the night.
Enjoy the second half everyone.