Jets vs. Giants: head-to-head

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 02, 2006



 
Here's how the Jets and Giants stack up in numerous meaningful and many not-so-meaningful categories:
 
Category
Jets
Giants
Edge
Franchise record
316-386-8 (.450)
604-514-33 (.540)
Giants
Playoff record
8-10 (.444)
16-22 (.421)
Jets
Hall of Famers
5
20
Giants
Legendary lady's man
Joe Namath
Frank Gifford
Giants*
KO blow by a linebacker
Camerlengo crushes Bledsoe's blood vessel
LT snaps Theismann's drumstick
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NFL titles
1 in 46 years
6 in 81 years
Giants
Current coach
Tom Coughlin (85-75)
Giants
Unofficial nickname
"Big Blue"
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Superfan(s)
Ed the Fireman
Gallery Gods
Jets
Big ...
on Long Island
everywhere else
Giants
Google hits
29.8 million
46.5 million
Giants
Parcells years
.604
.605 + 2 SB wins
Giants
Odds to win SB XLI
100-1
18-1
Giants
Stadium name
Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
Giants
Greatest moment
Namath guarantee
Norwood wide left
Jets
Lowest moment
Pisarcik fumble
Giants
Mascot/cheerleaders
none
none
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Cheesy fight song
"The Jets Keep Sailing Along"
"Touchdown"
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'06 QB
Chad Pennington
(92.1 career rating)
     Eli Mannning
(70.5 career rating)
Jets
'06 Defensive leader
Jonathan Vilma
Michael Strahan
(7 Pro Bowls)
Giants
Classy veteran RB
Curtis Martin
(4th all-time rusher)
Tiki Barber
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Stadium chant
"J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!"
"Fi-re Fas-sel!"
Jets
Best unit
N.Y. Sack Exchange
Thunder & Lightning (Dayne/Barber)
Jets
Legendary owner
Leon Hess
Wellington "The Duke" Mara
Giants
 
* Gifford gets the nod in recent years. He was nearly 70 and married to Kathie Lee Gifford when he was busted banging stewardess-turned-Playboy cover girl Suzen Johnson. Namath had barely turned 60 when his mojo faded. His last public pick-up effort was a failed drunken attempt to kiss Suzy Kolber on national TV.
 
** Gang Green certainly wins out over Big Blue on originality. It seems every football team in the country that wears a blue jersey, from high school on up, touts itself as the "Big Blue." But Big Blue evens the score because nobody suffering from "Big Blue" has ever had their rotted leg amputated.
 
*** Both songs suck equally.
 
Perhaps it's just a matter of longevity, but at the end of the day, the old-school NFL Giants and their 81 years in professional football win out over the upstart Jets and their 46 short seasons.

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