QB Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Gang Green on the only scoring drive that really mattered, as the Jets starters outperformed Giants starters in the first half of the annual Snoopy Bowl. Fitzpatrick connected with WR Eric Decker in the second quarter to give the Jets a 7-0 lead. It was Fitzpatrick's final pass of the game that he finished 9 of 16, 76 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT.
QB Geno Smith took over late in the second quarter and had a rather uneventful game. He was 3 of 5, 14 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. The defense, on the other hand, looked pretty dominant. They limited Eli Manning to just 65 passing yards and intercepted him in the second quarter, setting up the Fitz to Decker touchdown.
QB Bryce Petty struggled and threw a pick six in the fourth quarter, giving the Giants their first lead of the game. Petty finished 5 of 10, 28 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT and might have lost his third spot on the depth chart to QB Christian Hackenberg.
Hackenberg had a rather impressive start, as he led the Gang Green on a 75-yard scoring drive, retaking the lead half way through the final quarter. Unfortunately, it all went down the drain later in the quarter when the Jets rookie signal was picked off deep inside the Gang Green territory. The Giants promptly scored, making it 21-20. Hackenberg then had two minutes to save the game but his efforts fell short.
With just a few weeks left till the start of the season, the Jets are 60/1 to win the Super Bowl. They are also a 2-point underdogs in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Visit an online sportbook to check these and many other odds out there.
The Jets will wrap up their preseason next week in Philadelphia where it's going to be a do or die for many rookies trying to make the roster. This might also be the last game as a Jet for a former first round pick, CB Dee Milliner, who had yet another game to forget, giving up a touchdown in the 3rd quarter.