Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Green Day: Are Jets, Giants equal?
By Rich Cimini
Not to pick on the winless New York Giants or anything, but here's a statistical trend worth mentioning:
Since 2009, when Rex Ryan arrived in New York, the Jets and Giants have the same regular-season record -- 36-31. They also have won the same number of postseason games over that span -- four.
I can almost hear the screams from Big Blue Nation. Obviously, the Giants' four postseason victories added up to a Super Bowl championship in 2011, and the Jets haven't claimed a Lombardi Trophy in 45 years. A franchise is measured by championships -- I get it -- but the number of victories over the past four-plus seasons indicates the gap between the franchises might not be as great as most people think.
ICYMI: Running back Chris Ivory has another hamstring injury and, yes, it's the same hamstring that caused him to miss the first two weeks of training camp. The feeling close to the team is that Ivory, based on his history, will miss some time. ... Rookie quarterback Geno Smith is on a 32-interception pace. That ain't good, and he knows it. ... This is really weird: Santonio Holmes caught his 69-yard touchdown pass Sunday in the same exact spot on the field as he injured his foot one year ago. In both cases, he was covered by a cornerback named Rogers. ... The Jets have a penalty problem, and you know what that means: Push-ups for everybody.