Battle for the Apple? Not so much

Jets have lots of priorities for Monday night. Beating the Giants isn't one of them.

Updated: August 29, 2011, 1:58 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

We've had fun with some of the pregame chatter, amplifying mildly inflammatory quotes from Rex Ryan and Justin Tuck, but you can't make a game something it's not -- and Monday night's game between the New York Jets and New York Giants is not what you might think it is.

Sure, there will be a little more intensity than in a typical preseason game, mostly because the starters will play into the third quarter, but the notion that the winner gets local bragging rights is a farce. Half ...

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