7. Jets Come Back To Defeat Giants
The Giants have made a habit of blowing late leads this season. Their debacle against the Jets in Week 13 continued their spiral out of playoff contention. The Giants took a 7-3 lead in the second quarter, when Dwyane Harris took a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. The Jets tied the game at 10 through a Chris Ivory touchdown, but then the Giants went on a huge run, sparked by a fantastic touchdown grab by Odell Beckham Jr.
The Giants were up 20-10 at halftime, and had the ball at the Jets four yard line with 8:50 to go in the fourth quarter. On 4th and 2, Tom Coughlin opted to go for it, and Eli Manning was promptly intercepted. Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Jets down the field twice, for three points, and then, for seven. He found Brandon Marshall in the end zone with 28 seconds left to tie the game at 20.
In overtime, the Jets won the toss, but were held to a field goal. On fourth down, the Giants attempted a field goal, but Josh Brown — who hadn’t missed a field goal all season– pulled it wide to clinch a 23-20 win for the Jets. The Giants blew their third double digit fourth quarter lead, and fell to 5-7. The Jets improved to 7-5. As we stand now, the Jets can make the postseason with a win against the Buffalo Bills, while the Giants have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Which team runs New York? Because of this game, it’s Gang Green’s city.