Patriots Run Over the Jets; Giants Stunned by Seahawks
MANHATTAN — It's been a rough couple days for New York sports fans.
The Giants lost a heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks at the Meadowlands after Eli Manning threw an interception on a potential game-winning drive.
Big Blue was down four points and driving down the field with under two minutes to go when Manning threw a pass that was bobbled by wide receiver Victor Cruz and then picked off by Brandon Browner, who returned the ball 94 yards to give the Seahawks the 36-25 victory.
Manning threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns, but also had three interceptions.
The Jets did not fare any better, losing a close game to division rivals New England Patriots 30-21 at Foxboro Stadium.
Gang Green's offense sputtered as Sean Greene rushed for 81 yards and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 166 yards in a 30-21 loss at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
The Jets defense didn't fare much better as New England running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a career high 136 yards and quarterback Tom Brady throwing for 321 yards.
The Jets kept the game close and pulled within six points with over seven minutes to go. But they couldn't stop the Patriots' running game, allowing the team to eat up six minutes off the clock and score a field goal to put the game out of reach.
The loss was the third straight for the Jets who dropped to 2-3 on the season, leaving them behind both the Patriots (4-1) and Buffalo Bills (4-1) in the AFC East.
"Obviously, they're the better team right now," Jets coach Rex Ryan said about the Patriots after the game. "Against New England, you've got to get off the field. They did a great job sustaining drives. You've got to give them all the credit. They earned it."