Date: October 29, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium
Week 8 Battle of New York: Jets vs. Giants
The New York Jets and New York Giants will face off in Week 8 of the 2023 NFL season on Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 PM EST at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Both teams are coming off different results in Week 7, with the Jets entering on a bye week and the Giants coming off a 14-7 win over the Washington Commanders.
Jet’s Pick it Up in Week 7
The Jets have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, with a record of 3-3. They started the season 0-3 but have since won three of their last four games. Their defense has been one of the best in the league, ranking third in points allowed per game (17.7). However, their offense has been inconsistent, ranking 22nd in points scored per game (20.7).
The Jets are led by second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. Wilson has shown some flashes of potential this season, but he has also been turnover-prone. He has 1,097 passing yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Running back Breece Hall has been a bright spot for the Jets offense. Hall has rushed for 426 yards and three touchdowns in seven games. He is one of the most explosive running backs in the league, and he will be a key factor in the Jets’ success against the Giants.
Wide receiver Garrett Wilson has also emerged as a playmaker for the Jets. Wilson has 369 receiving yards and two touchdowns in seven games. He is a deep threat who can stretch the field for the Jets.
Giant’s are a Mixed Bag
The Giants have also had a mixed bag of results so far this season, with a record of 3-4. They started the season 2-1, but have since lost three of their last four games. Their defense has been inconsistent, ranking 19th in points allowed per game (24.9). However, their offense has shown some signs of improvement, ranking 16th in points scored per game (21.8).
The Giant’s quarterback Daniel Jones, is the leader of the offense. All in all, Jones has had a career-best season so far, with 884 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Saquon Barkley has also been a playmaker for the Giants this season. Barkley has rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns in seven games. He is one of the most dynamic running backs in the league, and he will be a key factor in the Giants’ success against the Jets.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been a disappointment for the Giants this season. Golladay has only caught 18 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns in seven games. He has struggled with injuries and inconsistency.
New York Rivals Go Head-to-Head
The Jets and Giants have a long and storied rivalry dating back to 1969. The Jets lead the all-time series 69-53-2. However, the Giants have won the last two meetings, including a 21-14 victory in Week 10 of the 2019 season.
Jets vs Giants Key Matchups
Jet’s Defense and Offense
The Jet’s defense is one of the best in the league, and it will need to be at its best to slow down the Giants’ offense. The Jets will need to focus on stopping Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones.The Jet’s offense has been inconsistent this season, but it will need to find a way to put up points against the Giants’ defense. The Jets will need to establish a running game and protect Zach Wilson.
Giant’s Defense and Offense
The Giant’s defense has been inconsistent this season, but it will need to be at its best to slow down the Jets’ offense. The Giants will need to focus on stopping Breece Hall and Zach Wilson. The Giant’s offense has shown some signs of improvement this season, but it will need to find a way to put up points against the Jet’s defense. The Giants will need to establish a running game and protect Daniel Jones.
Jets vs. Giants Prediction
All in all, the Jets are the better team on paper. They also have the advantage of coming off a bye week. However, the Giants are a dangerous team, especially when they are playing at home. Yet, in the end, I predict that the Jets will win a close game, 23-17.
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