The New York Giants and New York Jets have had combined for some bad football over the years and 2020 looks like it’s going to right up there with some of the worst.
Both teams are off to 0-3 starts and neither has looked very good doing it. The Jets are in their second season under head coach Adam Gase, whose presence forced them to trade their best player in safety Jamal Adams.
The Giants are in their first season under heat coach Joe Judge. They also look like a disorganized, undisciplined mess after three games. They are still reeling from losing their best player, running back Saquon Barkley, for the season to a knee injury.
The Jets have had just one winning season since 2010. The Giants have had losing seasons in six of the last seven years. NFL.com isn’t liking what they see and ranked the two New York franchises at the bottom of their latest power rankings.
New York Giants (0-3): Rank: 31
“The Giants are the best team in New York … unfortunately, they’re worse than everyone else. Big Blue was dreadful at home on Sunday, bullied up and down the field by a 49ers team missing several key players on both sides of the ball in a 36-9 loss. Daniel Jones threw an interception and was charged with another lost fumble; his turnover issues cannot be ignored and will make him a figure of increasing scrutiny with the Giants steaming toward a high pick in the first round next spring. That said, this is not all on the second-year quarterback. The Giants lack difference-makers on defense, and the loss of Saquon Barkley has robbed the offense of the only thing that made it special. Dark days in the Meadowlands.”
New York Jets (0-3): Rank: 32
“Three weeks, three blowout losses. Sunday was another grim slog, as Sam Darnold threw three interceptions — including two returned for scores — in a 36-7 loss to the Colts. Darnold finds himself in an impossible situation, marooned on an injury-riddled and talent-poor roster with an unimaginative offensive scheme cooked up by an uninspiring head coach — but he may force Joe Douglas’ hand come next spring if the Jets land at or near the top of the draft and Darnold is coming off an ugly statistical season. This wasn’t supposed to be the conversation around Darnold in Year 3, but these are the consequences for a Jets team that has done virtually everything wrong since his arrival.”
The Jets travel to Denver to play the Broncos on Thursday night. Denver is missing their starting quarterback (Drew Lock) and oddsmakers have made them a one-point underdog. The Giants will face the Rams in L.A. on the late slate Sunday. They are 13-point dogs with little chance of overcoming the high-powered Rams’ offense.