Posted on: September 16, 2022, 04:32 am.
Last updated: September 16, 2022, 6:12 AM.
Like the tango and the fox trot, the fate of the two soccer teams of the New York metropolis could not have been more different a week ago. The question for this Sunday is whether their two momentum variations continue into Week 2.
New York Giants runs back Saquon Barkley (26) runs off the field after the Giants defeated the Tennessee Titans 21-20 in Sunday’s September 11 game in Nashville. (Image: NJ.com)
The Giants danced in the visiting dressing room in Tennessee last Sunday night. Jets quarterback Joe Flacco spent last Sunday afternoon trying to dance his way out of reach of pass rushers, often unsuccessfully.
New Giants coach Brian Daboll is the toast of the city after he boldly went for a 2-point conversion, trailing the Titans by one point with 1:06 to go. The team then survived a missed field goal in the final game of the game that every Giants die-hard believed would be good. Show that the past is in the past.
Flacco, meanwhile, was sacked three times, rushed countless other times, and wasn’t exactly inclined to buy dinner for his offensive line after the Jets lost 24-9 to the Baltimore Ravens. Coach Robert Saleh has already ruled out turning to third-string QB Mike White while the team waits for Zach Wilson to be physically fit to play.
So it’s up to the offensive schemers on the Jets coaching staff to find ways to give Flacco time on the field, which won’t take as long as Cleveland Browns running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt take control. the time-of-possession game. They can do that by repeating what they did in their opener, rushing for a combined 187 yards in a 26-24 road win over Carolina.
What have we seen in betting markets this week?
The Jets went from +6 to +6 1/2 over the week and about 60 percent of the handle is coming in on Cleveland, according to BetMGM. Nearly two-thirds of the handle comes in at the over of 42 1/2, which is curious as the Jets took just nine points in their opener at home and will now be playing on the road.
The Giants prefer 2 after opening the line at 2 1/2 and 60% of the handle coming on Carolina, despite star-running Christian McCaffrey’s dubious status. The Giants limited Tennessee’s Derrick Henry to just 82 yards on 21 carries, while Saquon Barkley rushed for 164 yards on 18 carries and added 30 receiving yards on six receptions.
Barkley’s score on the match-defining 2-point conversion helped him earn Offensive Player of the Week honors, and his hasty over/under distance has been set at just 77 1/2 – perhaps because he’s only managed that number once in 13 games last season. time improved season.
But as mentioned above, the past is the past, and Barkley came second in 2018 for a reason. Yes, injuries have limited him. But he is now 100% and will no doubt be the focus of Carolina’s defense, who handed up 217 rushing yards against Cleveland last week. The Panthers had the No. 2 defense in the NFL last season, but again… the past is the past.
Still, the nickname “Same Old Jets” is a part of the past that remains a part of the present for Gang Green, and it will continue to be pronounced until something changes in a major way. Starting this season with an aging backup quarterback besieged and dropped several of his passes wasn’t exactly inspiring. We can expect the Jets to use first-round draft pick Garrett Wilson, the Ohio state rookie who finished number 10 in the draft but was on the field only half of the Jets’ offensive moves and caught four passes for 52 yards .
The stat that most alarmed Jets fans was that Flacco completed 37 of 59 pass attempts, while Lamar Jackson completed just 19 for the Ravens, but the Jets only managed one touchdown (with an extra point missed) and one field goal. Jets head coach Robert Saleh had some crosswords for the fans who booed the home side off the field. That makes him unpopular with the people who spend huge amounts of money for personal seat permits, season tickets and $15 beer.
He’s on the scene this week, so expect him to pull a few tricks from his playbook to keep the Browns guessing.
None of these teams have a history of coverage
Cleveland was only 8-9 last season, but went home 6-3. The Browns capped the spread in just three of their nine home games. (The Jets were 2-5-0 ATS on the road last season).
The Giants were 0-1 ATS as the home favorite last season, while the Panthers were 2-4-0 ATS as the road dog. But take all those numbers with a grain of salt because last year has nothing to do with this year. Just ask defending Super Boal champion Rams, who was knocked out 31-10 in the season opener last Thursday by New York’s other team, the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo will face the Tennessee Titans on Monday night and will be favored by 10.
The Giants and Jets will play at 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday and the weather conditions will be optimal. New Yorkers have plenty to cheer for with the Yankees and Mets both seriously competing for a World Series title, and the start of NBA training camps is less than two weeks away.
So the Jets and Giants don’t just play for respect, they play for relevance. How that translates to what happens Sunday remains to be seen.
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