Tonight is the final game of week three of the fishing NFL preseason. To conclude week three, the battle of New York, featuring the Jets and the Giants takes place. This game will feature two teams trying to prove to both their fan bases and critics alike, that this is the year they can make it back to the sports betting Super Bowl. Here is a preview of the game.
The New York Jets underwent a slew of offseason renovations, including revamping their entire receiving core. Gone are Brad Smith, Jericho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards. In are Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress. Both Burress and Holmes have won Super Bowls in the past, and should be the veteran pieces the Jets need to reach their first Super Bowl in nearly 40 years.
On the other hand, the New York Giants are hoping that quarterback Eli Manning can return to 2008 Super Bowl form, when he helped the Giants defeat the New England Patriots. This offseason, Manning informed the media that he believes he should be on the same level as Tom Brady and Eli’s brother Peyton, when referring to elite level quarterbacks.
On paper, we should see the majority of each team’s starting lineups for much of the game. Essentially, both Tom Coughlin and Rex Ryan have informed their players, that the starters will play the first half and first drives of the second half, before making way for the backups.
Look for David Carr and former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Greg McElroy to get the majority of snaps when the backups take over. With Mark Brunell injured, McElroy will temporarily be Mark Sanchez backup heading into the regular season. Meanwhile, David Carr will look to show Tom Coughlin and his staff, that if Eli Manning can’t live up to his claims of being an elite level quarterback, he has a good second option.