New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney (29) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 24-20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bad New York Teams getting Better

The New York Jets and Giants are off to a hot start despite the league expectations. These teams were viewed near the bottom of the league at the start and have now proved to be two of the better teams in the NFL.


The New York Giants rise to a record of 5-1 with the win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. New York has had its best start across the first six games in the past 13 years.

Head Coach Brian Daboll was hired in January after being the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. He took over a Giants team with many questions surrounding them including quarterback Daniel Jones. However, Jones along with star running back Saquon Barkley, who is second in the league in rushing, have put together a series of games to make the giants one of the better teams in the NFC. The Giants who finished last in the NFC East last season are now second in the division and looking at a wild card spot in the NFC.

Jones spoke about how the team has reacted to the great start.


The New York Jets have also found ways to win despite a rocky start. The Jets are now 4-2 following a win over the Green Bay Packers and are showing hope with a young roster and second-year Head Coach Robert Saleh.

Along with the second-year head coach the Jets have now seen growth with second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. The Jets had three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft in Sauce Gardner, Garret Wilson and Jermaine Johnson II. All three have shown promise and have contributed to the Jets’ wins. Along with them, the Jets have had their rookie running back Breece Hall, who started out slow the first three games, now becoming one of the top running backs in the league.

Saleh talked about the team’s win over the Packers.

What’s Next?

Both the Jets and Giants sit in second place in their divisions. And both – if the season ended now – would be in the playoffs. The Giants will face the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, while the Jets will take on the Denver Broncos.

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