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New York Jets vs New York Giants takes place on Saturday night in what should be an intensive and fierce NFL Preseason 2013 encounter between these local rivals. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Jets' preseason form so far has not given any clear indication about how well the team will do this year. They have looked strong and organized at times, but have also looked vulnerable and lacking at other times.
The Jets opened up their preseason with a poor performance on the road against Detroit, where they succumbed 17-26. That result revealed the extent of work still to be done at the Jets if they are to have a successful season.
They were able to put on a much better performance for their home crowd against Jacksonville last Saturday, winning 37-13, although most would understand that Jacksonville are not exactly the top tier opposition that the Jets want to measure themselves against. This week's game against local rivals, the Giants, will be a much stiffer test.
The Giants form has been similarly spotty; winning their opening preseason game on the road against Pittsburgh 18-13, before losing 12-20 at home to Indianapolis last week.
There are high expectations for the Giants this season, but so far this preseason they have failed to show much to excite their fans. However, there is nothing like reigniting local rivalry to spark life into the team, and Giants fans will be hoping for a strong win today that can catapult their form as they head towards the regular season in just a few weeks time.
Over the past two games this preseason, the Giants have only managed 15 points per game, and 261.0 yards per game – not much to talk about. In both pass and rush offense they have been quite blunt, registering 171.5 yards in pass, and just 89.5 yards rush. They will be looking to vastly improve those figures if they are to have the kind of season they are hoping for this year.
New York Jets vs New York Giants will start at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.