Two weeks ago on Sunday, September 18th the Giants, Jets, Mets, Yankees all win on same day for first time since 2009. But while the first Sunday in October was not a good day for Baseball, it was a great day for Football as the New York Giants and Jets and the Buffalo Bills all win in week 4 of the season. None of the wins were pretty but hey how many times do I get to write about all three New York NFL teams winning in the same week? This is also the second time in the season that both the Jets and Giants won in the same week.
The Giants move to 3-1 following their win over Chicago but sit in third place behind Dallas, also 3-1, who currently hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
The 3 -1 New York Football Giants took on the Chicago Bears in Week 4 in the first of two “Legacy Games” at MetLife Stadium this season. Sporting their classic blue uniforms from the 80s and 90s for the first time, the Giants dealt with numerous injuries on both sides of the ball. Brian Daboll’s squad was able to overcome the loss of several players to beat the Bears, 20-12, thanks to 262 rushing yards and six sacks by the defense.
Saquon Barkley continued to build on his impressive 2022 campaign, as he rushed 31 times for 146 yards. He is a huge reason why the Giants are sitting at 3-1. Daniel Jones passed for just 71 yards, but he rushed for 68 yards and scored the only two touchdowns of the game with his legs. It’s interesting, because the Giants had to go wildcat in the second half after Jones suffered an ankle injury and Tyrod Taylor was knocked out with a concussion. With Barkley at quarterback, the Giants’ offense outplay the Bears’ offense.
The Giants start off the season 3-1 for the time since Tom Coughlin coached the G-Men in 2004.
After digging themselves into a hole, Zach Wilson and the Jets battled back to defeat Pittsburgh.
After almost finding another way to lose by allowing 20 unanswered points and watching the Steelers capture every ounce of momentum on their home turf on Sunday, New York battled back and produced their second dramatic comeback win of the season.
Quarterback Zach Wilson returned from injury and spearheaded two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to bring the Jets back from a 10-point deficit in a 24-20 win at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday. The win moves the Jets to 2-2 this season and gives the team just its second win ever in this city.
Scoring 14 points on two clinical drives in the final 13 minutes of the fourth quarter, Zach Wilson and the Jets defeated the Steelers 24-20 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Wilson, making his 2022 debut and returning from knee surgery, threw for 252 yards, completing 18 of his 36 pass attempts with two scores and two interceptions. It was an ugly win in the sense that New York made several costly mistakes throughout, leading to their deficit entering the fourth, but a win is a win.
The Buffalo Bills (3-1, 2nd in the AFC East) faithful were treated to a nice win over the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 4.
Down 20-3, the Bills rallied to beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20. The final points went in as time expired on a kick from Buffalo kicker Tyler Bass.
Buffalo finished with 125 yards on 25 carries – an average of 5.0 yards per attempt – but it was quarterback Josh Allen who again led the team on the ground. Allen had 11 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. He’s the only player on the team with a rushing touchdown in the first month of the season. Allen’s running ability is a huge part of the offense, but it continues to be less than ideal that the “traditional” way of running the ball hasn’t been more impactful.
With emotions high, many Bills fans in the stadium decided they wanted to celebrate with their team. Several made their way down to the lower bowl of M&T Bank Stadium once the game was over.
Not a good day for baseball.
Things however werent that great for New York baseball, The New York Mets were swept by the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves. The sweep means the Mets’ only path to their first division title since 2015 is to sweep the Nationals this week at Citi Field and hope the Braves are swept by the Marlins in Miami.
Meanwhile in the Bronx, Not only did Aaron Judge not make history in the final regular season home game in a 3-1 Yankees loss to the Orioles, the Yankees lost the three-game series to the Orioles, and finished the regular season at the Stadium 57-24.