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Gameday: Giants vs. Jets



The New York Jets (0-0) will host the New York Giants (0-0) this Monday, August 16 in the inaugural game in the New Meadowlands Stadium.

Date: August 16, 2010 Kickoff: 8:00 PM (ET) Site: New Meadowlands Stadium Surface: Field Turf

Play by Play: Mike Tirico
Analyst: Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden
Sideline Reporter: Suzy Kolber


The game will be broadcasted on WCBS FM 101.1 FM, the flagship station of New York Giants football. Anita Marks and Paul Dottino will handle all pregame and postgame programming, starting at 7:05 pm. Bob Papa will deliver the play-by-play, and he will joined in the booth by Carl Banks. Howard Cross will be the sideline reporter.


The teams have met in every preseason since 1969, with the Jets leading the series, 22-18-1. The Giants are 2-4 against the Jets in the preseason under Head Coach Tom Coughlin. Last year, the Jets defeated the Giants, 27-25, in the teams' final matchup in Giants Stadium.

The Giants have won the last four regular season games against the Jets and hold a 7-4 lead in the regular season series. The teams last met in the regular season on October 7, 2007, when the Giants
defeated the visiting Jets, 35-24.


When the two teams met last summer for their final preseason game in Giants Stadium, the Jets won, 27-25, but the Giants made the Jets fight until the very end. The Giants took an early lead when Eli Manning completed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jacobs. The Jets quickly responded with
a touchdown on Thomas Jones' one-yard run, but the Giants put together another productive drive that ended in a field goal by Lawrence Tynes. At the end of a 45-minute long first quarter the Giants led, 10-7.
Tynes kicked another field goal for the Giants midway through the second quarter, giving them a 13-7
lead, but a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez to Chansi Stuckey put the Jets on top 14-13.

The Jets led at halftime, 17-13, after Jay Feely kicked a 41 -yard field goal. Another Feely field goal gave the Jets a 20-13 advantage in the third quarter. With five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Giants still trailed by seven points, but David Carr engineered a 99-yard drive that
culminated in a 22-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks with 4:15 left to play. The Giants' attempt at a 2-point conversion was incomplete, leaving the score 20-19.

The Jets again responded with a touchdown when quarterback Eric Ainge found Audrae Allison for a 70-yard score. With the clock ticking down, Carr again connected with Nicks for a 71-yard touchdown pass. The Giants' attempted a failed 2-point conversion and the Jets won, 27- 25.


Gang Green's quarterbacks coach, Matt Cavanaugh, was a member of the 1990 Super Bowl Champion Giants squad.


Secondary/Cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta mentored the Jets defensive backs from 1994-1995. This group helped the Jets lead the league in 1995 in pass defense (171.3 yards per game).

From 2001-2003, Giants secondary/ safeties coach David Merritt, Sr. worked with the Jets linebackers corps as a defensive assistant.

Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann also worked with the Gang Green linebackers for three seasons (2006-2008).

Markus Paul, a Giants strength coach, worked with the Jets during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Right tackle Kareem McKenzie was the Jets 3rd round pick draft (79th pick overall) in 2001, and played four seasons with the team from 2001-2004. Running back D.J. Ware was a member of the Jets practice squad in 2007.

Offensive lineman Jake Bender was selected by the Jets in the 6th round (177th pick overall) of the 2007 draft.

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