If you are looking for the biggest turkey’s this Thanksgiving holiday look no further than the sports teams that comprise the New York area market.
Yes, we might have had our version of the Turkey Bowl back on October 29 when the Jets somehow inked out a 13-10 overtime win over the Giants, but let’s get real, that was only just the appetizer.
Both Jets and Giants fans came into this 2023 season with high expectations. Some might say unreasonably high expectations.
Jets fans thought Aaron Rodgers would lead them to a Super Bowl berth, exercising 54 years of misery, but the ghosts of Jets past took out Rodgers Achillies, and with it, slowly but surely, the Jets season went with it.
Now the Jets have bench quarterback Zach Wilson after weeks of less than mediocre play by the offense. What took so long to make this decision? In the end, Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas have cranberry sauce all over the face with this one. Another turkey of a season for Jets fans.
The Giants haven’t been much better. A playoff team a year ago, the wheels came of in a 40-0 loss on Opening Day to Dallas. It’s been downhill since.
We have seen Brian Daboll raising fits on the sideline. Daniel Jones played poorly, then getting injured … twice. He’s now out for the year with a ACL tear.
Back-up Tyrod Taylor was lost with a rib injury, and the Giants are now looking to the Jersey boy, Tommy DeVito to save face at 3-8.
At least the G-Men have a Pro Bowler and definite First Team All Pro in linebacker Kayvon Thibadeaux who leads the team with 10.5 sacks this season.
Pass the side dishes for some NFL Turkey picks.