Ah yes, the infamous Snoopy Bowl — the event that pins both New York professional football teams against each other in meaningless preseason football to determine who gets bragging right for the rest of the year in the city that never sleeps. Both the New York Giants and New York Jets are heading into the game each boasting an unbeaten preseason record that is on the line. It should result in a fun game all around with some key things to look forward to or changing the channel to something else depending on what your team allegiance is.
The Giants are still trying to work out the kinks of their new West Coast offense and should be able to use this high tempo play-calling effectively against the Jets. Speaking of which, the Jets have usually been known as a strong defensive kind of team, yet they are struggling when it comes to their defensive secondary.
It’s expected that the Giants will put the Jets’ cornerbacks and safeties to the test by attacking a well-known weakness against them and airing the football out. Look for Eli Manning to get some good reps in as he continues to familiarize himself with an entirely new offensive system.
Geno Smith and his Jets will do some testing of their own on the other side of the spectrum but mainly via the ground. The Jets have established a true ground-and-pound style of offense and will run the football like there is no tomorrow against the Giants. Expect to see plenty of different players run with aggression that will be spearheaded by Chris Johnson and his running back committee.
It’s also expected that once Smith is done for the night, Michael Vick will get some playing time with the possibility of running some Wildcat formations. Yeah, the Wildcat is back and the Jets want to see if they can pull off some of its trickery against the Giants when they least expect it.
The Big Apple battle will surely provide much entertainment for the home crowd and those who enjoy watching players on the bubble working hard to secure final roster spots. In the end, expect to see a good game that hopefully this time around doesn’t end with any major injuries or controversies.