Battle of New York a much closer match than years past:

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Photo credit: Mike Morbeck

Author: Jon Kuzma

When the New York Jets and the New York Giants take each other on this Sunday in the Battle of New York, the match up will be much closer than in the past. Usually itā€™s the Giants who have the advantage heading into the game, the team who clearly has been the more significant New York team of recent. However itā€™s the newly led Todd Bowles Jets that come into the match up with a better record sitting at 6-5 on the season. Which leads one to believe that the Jets at the moment are the king of the big apple. In a city that Eli Manning has brought two Lombardi trophies back to. Gang green is all the talk of the town with their talented wide receiver duo in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Along with their very stout defensive front which includes Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams, and Sheldon Richardson. One notable loss for the Jets however is the fact that the team will be without star player Darrelle Revis who is out nursing a concussion. For all the defensive pressure the Jets can get upfront it will be tough to win without key pieces on the back end like Revis. Especially when you factor in how truly talented the Giants are in their passing attack. While Peyton Manning has struggled this year and has been sidelined by injury. Brother Eli Manning has been striving, throwing for 23 touchdowns and 3,021 yards on the season. With talented wide receivers like Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle, and Hakeem Nicks. The Giants can beat you a number of ways through the air. Will those key players be enough to get pass the Jets this Sunday? Itā€™s hard to say, the game could really go either way. It will come down to which team wants it more and which team can execute better. Right now the trend tells you the Jets are going to win. However you should never count out Manning and the Giants. Theyā€™ve earned their respect through winning on the big stage. Regardless it will be a great match up this year at MetLife stadium.

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