Posts Tagged ‘New York’

I love these “rankings” so early in the season. I mean really, who really knows which team will perform til week 17 and into the playoffs? Well, if any team is going to do that, my money is on Eli and the Giants. Say what you will about Eli Manning, compare him to his brother or father, but the guy wins.

I’m going to roll off some stats for you: 15,370 yards, 103 touchdowns, 1 Super Bowl Win and 1 Super Bowl MVP trophy. Not bad for a 6th year player. Now take away his best receiver due to stupidity, and through week three you have 5 touchdowns, only 1 interception, 747 yards and a qb rating of 104.1..oh and the Giants are 3-0.
Now we can switch gears to the Giants defense, who rank 2nd in total defense with 245.3, 1st in passing yards per game with 124.0 (that tampa game really helped that out), and the one weakness 20th in run-stopping defense with 121.3 per game while allowing 4 touchdowns.

The Giants may not be the most flashy team in the NFL, they may not have Plaxico or Strahan anymore. They do, however, have Steve Smith and Mario Manningham who continue to look dominant. I’m looking forward to the rest of the regular season, and I’ll be watching Coughlin’s Giants all the way to the playoffs.

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Let me start this whole thing off by saying I’m a Chicago Bears fan, and traditionally do not care for any New York teams. With that said, it’s impossible to ignore what’s going on with the J!E!T!S! They look like a team on a mission, and it all starts with their quarterback Mark Sanchez. The young USC product is showing incredible poise while under pressure, and is taking this Jets team on his shoulders. His 4 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and 606 yards or the quarterback rating of 87.7 doesn’t seem all that impressive, until you watch the game. He looks like a veteran quarterback in the pocket, and the best thing about him to Jets’ fans is, he’s only going to get better.

Now let’s turn the tides a minute to the defense. They came into the season completely underrated, and i’m not sure that’s changed much in the eyes of so-called “experts.” The fact of the matter is, they stopped Tom Brady cold. They stopped the whole NE offense dead in their tracks, but that was last week and Sunday brought a brand new opponent with brand new problems Sanchez and the “D” to tangle with. Enter now, 5 man pressure and a very confused Kerry Collins who had an unbelievable 13 straight incomplete passes. Chris Johnson had his usual good game, and LenDale White ran well, so if I could see one glaring weakness with the Jets, it would be their run stopping defense, then again Chris Johnson didn’t run for 200 yards so I suppose that’s a plus for New York. If we can even add one more plus to an already stellar start to the season. Are the Jets the real deal? I believe it’s too early to tell, but in during the next 3 months I’m sure the Jets will give New York something unexpected to cheer about.

In a closing about the Jets, I love the approach Rex Ryan brings to the coaching table. He’s stern, he’s honest and if nothing else…he’s winning.