S Stevie Brown suffers knee injury
Preseason games are notoriously ugly by nature and painful to watch. Tonight’s game was a textbook example of why.
It was a never-ending affair that neither team deserved to win. Both sides seemed to come away losers and proved to be equally inept. Each lost key players to injury. There were very few moments of redeeming quality.
For the record, the final score was Jets 24, Giants 21 in overtime.
The Giants scored on their first play from scrimmage – an 84-yard TD run by David Wilson – and never saw the end zone again.
The revamped offensive line was leaky, leaving little room to run. Eli Manning was continually hurried and missed many targets he usually hits with ease. C Jim Cordle seemed to struggle early on and gave up a sack of Eli.
The Giants’ Red zone inefficiency spilled over into this game. They came in 0-6 in that category and went 0-2 tonight. They were pitiful on third downs (3-18) and missed their only fourth down try.
Jets rookie QB Geno Smith was erratic, but played well in some spots. He turned the ball over three times and stepped out of the end zone for a safety. In addition, the Jets lost two fumbles. The Giants failed to capitalize fully on the miscues.
CB Jayron Hosley left the game with an ankle sprain. S Stevie Brown was carried off the field with a knee. MRIs are scheduled for both tomorrow. TE Adrien Robinson had x-rays of his hand taken after the game but were said to be negative.
The Jets lost QB Mark Sanchez with a shoulder injury after he was slammed to the ground by Giant defenders on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter.
WR Kevin Hardy, who has been making plays all summer, did not play. Neither did rookie safety Cooper Taylor or QB Ryan Nassib.
WR Jerrel Jernigan had 15 passes thrown in his direction and came away with five for 66 yards.
CB Prince Amukamara had three tackles, three passes defended and an INT.
DT Marvin Austin had a sack of Mark Sanchez and was the one who landed the big blow that knocked Sanchez out of the game on the next play.
LB Mark Herzlich had a productive night, amassing eight total tackles, a fumble recovery, a pass defended and was credited with a sack when he chased Geno Smith out of the end zone for a safety.