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Nassib lifts Giants past Jets

(Friday, August 22)

Final Score: NY Giants 35, NY Jets 24

East Rutherford, NJ ( – Ryan Nassib threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants rallied past their crosstown rival Jets, 35-24, on Friday in preseason action.

Nassib went 8-for-12 with 103 yards in relief of Eli Manning, who was under center for the Giants in the first half and completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Rashad Jennings gained 67 yards on 13 carries for the G-Men while Victor Cruz picked up 61 yards through the air on four receptions.

All three quarterbacks who played for the Jets threw a TD, while the trio combined to connect on 22-of-33 passes. Geno Smith threw for 137 yards, Michael Vick picked up 35 and Matt Simms had 106.

After the game, Jets head coach Rex Ryan officially named Smith the starter for the regular season opener.

The Jets jumped in front, 10-0, as Nick Folk opened the scoring with a 31-yard field goal late in the first quarter and Smith found Jace Amaro wide open in the back of the end zone for a short TD pass early in the second.

The Giants offense got very little going in the first half until Manning executed a two-minute drill that led to a score. Manning completed seven passes on the 11-play, 91-yard drive and found Rueben Randle for a 15-yard touchdown moments before halftime to send the Giants into the locker room trailing 10-7.

Vick lost a fumble just two plays into the second half, and it led to Nassib’s 3-yard touchdown pass to fullback Henry Hynoski on the ensuing Giants possession. Vick responded on the next series, leading an 11-play drive and finding Eric Decker for a 3-yard score to put the Jets back in front.

Later in the third, Nassib went deep for Preston Parker for a 39-yard touchdown pass.

After Greg Salas hauled in an 11-yard strike from Simms to make it 24-21 in favor of the Jets early in the fourth, Andre Williams capped a 75-yard trek with a short TD plunge. Corey Washington’s 31-yard touchdown reception from Nassib accounted for the final margin.


Team 1 2 3 4 Score
NY Giants 0 7 14 14 35
NY Jets 3 7 7 7 24
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
NY Jets Field Goal – 31-yarder by Nick Folk. 1:58 remaining.
2nd Quarter
NY Jets Touchdown – 1-yard pass from Geno Smith to Jace Amaro.
(Nick Folk kick). 11:30 remaining.
NY Giants Touchdown – 15-yard pass from Eli Manning to Rueben
Randle. (Brandon McManus kick). 0:05 remaining.
3rd Quarter
NY Giants Touchdown – 3-yard pass from Ryan Nassib to
Henry Hynoski. (Josh Brown kick). 12:38 remaining.
NY Jets Touchdown – 3-yard pass from Michael Vick to Eric Decker.
(Nick Folk kick). 7:12 remaining.
NY Giants Touchdown – 39-yard pass from Ryan Nassib to
Preston Parker. (Josh Brown kick). 2:42 remaining.
4th Quarter
NY Jets Touchdown – 11-yard pass from Matt Simms to Greg Salas.
(Andrew Furney kick). 10:50 remaining.
NY Giants Touchdown – 1-yard run by Andre Williams.
(Josh Brown kick). 6:12 remaining.
NY Giants Touchdown – 31-yard pass from Ryan Nassib to
Corey Washington. (Josh Brown kick). 2:09 remaining.
Final Team Statistics
  NY Giants NY Jets
First downs 19 27
Rushes-yards 28-119 32-146
Passing yards 220 259
Return yards 10 12
Passing (Att-Comp-Int) 33-20-0 33-22-0
Punts-Average 7-45.0 5-38.4
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 10-57 10-79
Time of Possession 26:35 33:25
Individual Statistics
NY Giants – R.Jennings 13-67, A.Williams 11-49, K.Gaskins 2-6, R.Nassib 2-(-3).
NY Jets – C.Ivory 6-50, C.Johnson 9-42, D.Richardson 5-18, G.Smith 3-17, B.Powell 3-8, M.Vick 3-6, M.Simms 2-3, A.Green 1-2.
NY Giants – E.Manning 12-21-0, 139 yards and 1 touchdown. R.Nassib 8-12-0, 103 yards and 3 touchdowns.
NY Jets – G.Smith 9-14-0, 137 yards and 1 touchdown. M.Simms 9-14-0, 106 yards and 1 touchdown. M.Vick 4-5-0, 35 yards and 1 touchdown.
NY Giants – V.Cruz 4-61, P.Parker 3-52, J.Jernigan 3-22, R.Randle 2-41, C.Washington 2-36, J.Talley 2-12, R.Jennings 1-7, M.Manningham 1-5, M.Harris 1-3, H.Hynoski 1-3.
NY Jets – J.Amaro 4-37, E.Decker 3-34, E.Gates 2-40, C.Johnson 2-35, Z.Sudfeld 2-22, G.Salas 2-22, A.Green 2-10, D.Nelson 1-25, C.Ivory 1-23, S.Hill 1-12, A.Edds 1-12, J.Kerley 1-6.

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