Monday, September 10, 2012

Interesting start for Giants, Jets

Who would have thought after the opening week of the NFL season, the Jets would be 1-0, while the Giants would still be looking for their first victory?

A Jets' victory over the Bills might not have surprised some, but what surely shocked most was Gang Green scoring 48 points in the win. Their offense, kept out of the end zone the entire preseason, scored early and often against Buffalo. Mark Sanchez didn't need to look over his shoulder to see if/when Tim Tebow would take over because Sanchez looked as good as he has in his Jets' career.

The Giants, meanwhile, were still smarting five days after they opened their Super Bowl title defense with a home loss to the Cowboys. Eli Manning looked off most of the evening, while the Big Blue rushing game — for the most part — was non-existent. What proved more costly was the Giant secondary, which faltered because of injuries and ineffectiveness.

The great thing about the NFL is the ability to turn things around from week to week and I would be very worried if I were a Tampa Bay fan when the Buccaneers come to Met:Life Stadium on Sunday. The Jets, meanwhile, travel to Pittsburgh to play a Steelers squad still smarting from Sunday night's loss to Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

It all shapes up to be a fun NFL season.