When the New York Giants (5-6) host the New York Jets (6-5), more will be on the line than just Big Apple bragging rights. This Week 13 matchup comes with playoff implications for both sides as the Giants attempt to win the NFC East and the Jets look to stay relevant in the AFC wild card hunt.
The Giants win games throwing the ball and there is little doubt Eli Manning will air it out. His team ranks No. 28 in rushing while the Jets have the league’s No. 1 run defense and held the Dolphins to 12 yards on the ground last week. Manning threw two touchdowns and three interceptions in last week’s 20-14 loss to Washington but has thrown for 23 scores to nine picks on the season.
Manning may continue to rely on Odell Beckham Jr., who has 30 receptions for 481 yards and five scores over his last four games. Beckham compiled 142 yards and score against Washington, his fourth straight game eclipsing 100 yards.
Beckham’s plentiful target amount could rise in the wake of Darrelle Revis (concussion) sitting out Sunday’s game. The Jets’ No. 3 ranked defense (323.9 yards per game) will look to capitalize on health issues plaguing the Giants’ offensive line. They’re without right guard Geoff Schwartz for the season while left guard Justin Pugh, center Weston Ritchburg and right tackle Marshall Newhouse are all recovering from injuries.
The Jets are coming off a dominating 38-20 win over Miami and are one of five 6-5 teams in the AFC. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for a season-high four touchdowns and now has 20 scores on the year along with 11 interceptions. Leading receiver Brandon Marshall collected nine catches for 131 yards and two scores, bringing his team-high totals to 931 yards and nine touchdowns. The Giants rank last in pass yards allowed per game (309.2) while the Jets are No. 20 in pass yards (242.4).
Todd Bowles’ team rushes for 114.3 yards per game but ran for 137 last week against the Dolphins. The Giants allow 110.5 rush yards per game but have given up just a combined 182 over the last two weeks.
The Giants are currently tied atop the NFC East but trail due to a tiebreaker while the Jets are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff picture.
Start Time: 1 p.m.
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream Info: NFL Game Pass