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Best NFL Game Left
jmg374@cornell.edu
| December 12, 2011
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I am a little biased, but I have to say that most intriguing and interesting game left on the NFL schedule has to be Giants-Jets at MetLife Stadium.

With the Jets win against the Chiefs Sunday and the Giants amazing come from behind victory against the Cowboys last night, both teams now control their own playoff destinies. Tied with the Raiders, Bengals, and Titans going into yesterday, the Jets were looking to win their third straight against a putrid Chiefs offense with Tyler Palko at the helm and improve to 8-5. With every facet of the Jets team simply dominating the Chiefs on every level, along with Oakland, Cincinnati, and Titans losing their respective games, the Jets now stand alone in sixth place in the AFC.

Besides the Giants, the Jets will have to face the Eagles and the Dolphins, two teams that at times have shown flashes of great football despite their losing records. The Jets will have much stiffer competition on their road to the playoffs than their NFC counterpart. The Giants are coming off one of the best games of the year. Down twelve with less than five minutes to go, Eli Manning masterfully conducted touchdown drives of 58 and 80 yards to regain the lead, and Jason Pierre-Paul blocked Dan Bailey’s potential game-tying field goal with 1 second left. The Giants offense simply looked unstoppable against the Cowboy defense, but their defense is a difference story. The defense, especially the passing defense, couldn’t stop Tony Romo, as injuries continue to ravage the roster and blown coverages lead to big plays. The Giants have the Redskins next week and the Cowboys at home to end the season. As long as the defense does not play as bad as they did last night, the Giants should be able to take the NFC East.

I am very excited to say I will be attending the Giants-Jets game in two weeks. Both teams are fighting ferociously for their playoff lives, and a loss could cripple the losing team’s playoff hopes, especially the Jets. The Giants only need to win two of their next three, including a win against the Cowboys in Week 17. Thus, a loss to the Jets won’t be so bad as a Jets loss to the Giants. Either way, this will be the most exhilarating game of the year still to be played.


Originally Aired: Monday, December 12, 2011. This is a part of the 93-Second Sports Shot series. 93-Second Sports Shots air weekday evenings at 6pm.
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