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Labor day signifies two things: summer is over and football is back. The 2012-2013 season started last Wednesday night and will end with a champion being crowned in New Orleans, the first weekend in February. As you know, there are two teams in New York, the Giants and the Jets, and they could not be coming off a more different season. Coming off two straight trips to the AFC Title game, the Jets had high expectations heading into the season. Meanwhile, the Giants did not have high expectations going into the season. But that is why they play the game.
The Giants season looked down for after a fourth consecutive loss, in a close week 13 loss to Green Bay. Already with a 6-6 record, the door looked shut as they trailed Dallas by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but two scores and a blocked field goal by Jason Pierre-Paul, sealed a Giants victory. A loss the following week did not help, but the Giants were able to win the next two games and win the division. A perfect time to get hot, as Eli Manning led them to wins against Atlanta, Green Bay, San Francisco and a dramatic Super Bowl win over New England. The Giants are eagerly looking to defend their Super Bowl title and book a trip to New Orleans.
The Jets, on the other hand, seemed destined to play in the playoffs until three consecutive losses ended those thoughts. But that was last season. This past off-season, a trade for Tim Tebow led to Tebowmania in New York. Although there has been much hoopla surrounding the team, they still struggled to score a single touchdown for the entire preseason.
Whom ever you root for, it promises to be an exciting season. I know I’ll be watching. Will you?