Sunday marks the annual Snoopy Bowl, with the two lowly New York teams set to battle in their final tuneup before the regular season. It’s one last chance for each team to build optimism that their respective rebuilds are heading in the right direction.
Last year, the Jets came away from the game victorious, notching a safety in the final minutes to secure a 12-7 victory. Can they do it again, or will the Giants exact some form of revenge — if the Snoopy Bowl even carries such a connotation.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the showdown.
How to watch and stream Giants-Jets preseason game
The game will air live locally on CBS and nationally on NFL Network.
What time is Giants-Jets preseason game
Kickoff between the Giants and Jets is set for 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.
Odds for Giants-Jets preseason game
- Giants: +3 (-110), moneyline +135
- Jets: -3 (-110), moneyline -160
- O/U 38.5: Over -105/Under -115
Injury report and playing time
Zach Wilson remains sidelines for the Jets and is likely to miss the start of the regular season with a meniscus tear and bone bruise he suffered in the preseason opener against the Eagles. Joe Flacco has been tabbed to start the third preseason game That means there will be plenty of playing time behind Joe Flacco for third-stringer Mike White and fourth-stringer Chris Streveler, who has had a standout preseason.
Aside from the quarterback position, head coach Robert Saleh has said that his starters will play between a quarter and half this week against the Giants
Sterling Shepard has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list in his recovery from an ACL tear and was a full participant in practice. Despite his activation, head coach Brian Daboll has ruled him out for the preseason finale.
Along with Shepard, Daboll has ruled out four offensive linemen – Shane Lemieux, Josh Ezeudu, Ben Bredeson, and Garrett McGhin. The defense will also be missing multiple players, including OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, OLB Azeez Ojulari, OLB Elerson Smith, CB Rodarius Williams, S Dane Belton.
Shepard’s return coincides with receiver Collin Johnson, who was having a great camp, landing on IR with a torn Achilles.
With a banged up roster, it’s fair to assume that there won’t be much playing time for the Giants starters, with their eyes on getting healthy for their regular season opener against the Tennessee Titans.