What makes this rivalry funny is that the teams rarely face each other outside of the preseason since they play in separate conferences. For two teams that would have to make it to the Super Bowl just to play against each other, the level of friction between their fanbases is bizarre.
Since the organizations share the biggest stage in all of football, there is a certain pressure on both of them to be the "big brother team."
In the last two seasons, the Giants have taken a sharp fall and missed the playoffs twice, while the beleaguered Jets have had back-to-back AFC Championship appearances since the start of the Rex Ryan/Mark Sanchez era.
The big question is, who is the better team now? While both are very good and have playoff aspirations, it is the injury-devastated Giants who hold the current edge.