This week, the New York Giants face off against the New York Jets. The Giants have achieved success over the past few years with a prolific passing game, while the Jets take a more defensive, ball control-oriented approach.
This battle of philosophies is best epitomized in the matchup between the Giants’ dynamic young wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and the Jets’ veteran corner Darrelle Revis. Beckham is a human highlight reel and fan favorite, coming in as the No. 4 overall jersey this season and No. 1 wide receiver. Revis, a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, is the No. 3 most popular cornerback jersey and No. 48 overall, according to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report.
In his illustrious career, Revis has been one of the top shutdown corners in the NFL, stranding many receivers on “Revis Island.” But Revis has lost a step in the past few years and faces a tough test with Beckham. And then there’s the question of whether Revis will even suit up, as he remains sidelined in the league’s concussion protocol.
The Jets and Giants share a city, a media market, and even the same stadium. One thing they can’t share on Sunday is a win. Who will come out on top? Tune in on Sunday and check the Jersey Report to see if a victory affects the rankings.