2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 18, 2012
New York Jets vs. New York Giants
Saturday 08/18 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New York Jets -1 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8) RESULT: loss
The Giants fell behind Jacksonville 7-0 in their opener, but the Super Bowl champs rallied for 24 straight points to take a 24-7 lead, and it looked like the rout was on. It was Jacksonville that rallied from that point on, winning a thrilling (as thrilling as it gets in the preseason) 32-31 contest. The Jaguars showed perfect balance, running and throwing the ball vs. the G-men’s second and third units, and I would expect more of the same from the Jets here in this one, as the Jets ran the ball successfully in week one. Losses don't sit well with Rex Ryan, preseason or not. His teams have responded well in the preseason after suffering one, as they have dropped two in a row just twice in the last four seasons. Those two losses were his first two games on the Jets’ sidelines, and now that the players know what to expect from him they have responded. The Jets have gone 18-7 in their last 25 preseason games after being held to 14 or fewer points and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 following a loss. Play the Jets in this one.