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The "Battle for the Meadowlands" is set for week 16.
Oh boy, this one could get ugly.
The Jets and Giants have not been friendly with each other these past few years, in the media or on the field.
In his book, Rex Ryan said of the Giants, "It seems clear that right now we are the better team, and we are going to remain the better team for the next 10 years," Ryan added. "Whether you like it or not, those are the facts, and that's what is going to happen.... We are going to take over the town whether the Giants like it or not, so those fans on the fence that like both teams are going to be Jets fans in the end."
Giants player Justin Tuck responded, "I'm gonna say this and this is gonna be the last time I comment on anything Rex Ryan says. The last time I checked, I have a Super Bowl ring and he doesn't, so if he's proud of coming up short, I guess he should be proud of that," Tuck said in an interview with the New York Post.
Keep in mind that last season's meaningless preseason game saw Eli Manning exit with a bloody head wound, so you can imagine how physical this game is going to be. Both teams want to dominate New York City and claim the stadium to be "their house."
Compounding the fact that these two teams hate each other is that this game is being played in Week 16! This game will most likely have huge playoff implications for both teams. If the Jets have the chance to stomp all over the Giants' playoff dreams, you can bet there will be some serious hits ringing through the night in East Rutherford.
One New York Fan base will be getting an early Christmas gift this year, the bragging rights to say your team is truly New York's.