The talk of the town after this game was the injury to Eli Manning. If you haven't heard, he received a huge gash on his forehead and had to come out of the game and receive 12 stitches.
The play appeared to be a run call, where Eli called an audible in an effort to exploit man coverage on the outside.
Jacobs did not seem to get the memo though, as he bumped shoulders with his quarterback and caused him to get waffled by Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace.
The contact with Jacobs knocked Manning’s helmet loose, and the hit from Pace completely knocked the helmet off.
Before he could even hit the ground, Eli got clocked by strong safety Jim Leonhard's face mask, which cut open the Giants' starting QB.
Now, to bash Jacobs solely based on this would really not be fair. In all likelihood, no one truly knows what went wrong besides Eli Manning and Brandon Jacobs.
In fact Manning, in a classy move, took all the blame for the incident. He said he plans to learn from it, and also noted that he could have gone back into the action if it was necessary.
Fair enough, but it isn't pretty when you couple this incident with Jacobs' horribly disappointing 2009 season, as well as his output on the field Monday night; four carries for two yards was the best the big guy could come up with.
To be fair, Ahmad Bradshaw had three carries for minus-one yard, but he redeemed himself with two catches for 58 yards.
This certainly drops Jacobs' stock a bit, and it was not exactly in must-buy territory to begin with. If he does not turn it around in the immediate future, expect Bradshaw to be the starting back for Big Blue this season.