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Need To Know: Fitzpatrick (9-for-14, 127 yards, no interceptions) threw TD passes of 18 yards to Eric Decker and 24 yards to Zac Stacy in the first half. Stacy also caught a two-point conversion pass from Fitzpatrick.
Antonio Cromartie picked off Eli Manning and returned the interception 59 yards for a touchdown with six seconds left in the first half. Manning was 12-for-15 before the pick-six, with five completions to Odell Beckham Jr.
Two of those came on the Giants' 14-play, 85-yard TD drive that ended with Rashad Jennings 1-yard TD run. The Jets had three penalties on the drive, two by linebacker Demario Davis.
The Jets outgained the Giants 194-126 when the starters were in the game.
Walter Powell took a punt back 54 yards for a score with 5:26 left in the third quarter.
Chris Ivory ran six times for 38 yards; Stacy nine times for 36. The Jets did not have a turnover and were plus-2 on takeaways.
Nick Folk missed the extra point after Stacy's TD in the second quarter.
Backup QB Ryan Nassib led the Giants on a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive in the second half, ending it with a 6-yard pass to Jerome Cunningham with 7:31 remaining.
What's Next: The Jets conclude the preseason next Thursday at home against the Eagles (7 p.m.) The regular-season opener is Sunday Sept. 13 at home against Cleveland (1 p.m.).
While it was just a preseason game, winning the Snoopy Bowl is always an added little sumthin'-sumthin' for the fans of the prevailing team. The Jets defense seemed to straighten out after a tough few outings against the Lions (Ameer Abdullah) and the Falcon (Matt Ryan). It was good to see that in the dress rehearsal for the season, the defense seems to finally be aligning with the expectations being placed upon them. This play was the perfect embodiment of the Revis versus OBJ matchup, so seeing Revis back in a Jets uniform staving off one of the most electric receivers in football definitely warmed the iciest reaches of my heart.
As far as the offense, the phrase I'll use is "guarded optimism." Ryan Fitzpatrick looked solid against the Giants throwing two touchdowns on the night. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are settling into their Batman & Robin roles while Chris Ivory is quickly becoming a buzzworthy player in league circles for a surprise season. Granted, this all came against a Giants defense that couldn't stop a nosebleed a year ago did very little to improve upon the unit and which is suffering from the absence of JPP.
The good news for the start as they begin the season is that they only take on one top 10 defense from 2014 during the first four games; the Philadelphia Eagles (10th in DVOA) were the top rated group though the other three units in the Jets first month all were lying in the weeds in the 10-20 range. My point being, the Jets might be better than expected offensively, but I'll temper my enthusiasm until I see more of the same during the first month of the regular season against some good-not-great defensive units.