(NEW YORK) — After his team failed to show up on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles (6-8), New York Jets (8-6) head coach Rex Ryan deffered attention away from his teams terrible 45-19 loss and instead took the first shot at his Christmas Eve opponent, the New York Giants (7-7).
“There’s no way I’m going to be second fiddle. If we were playing the New York Yankees, I don’t want to be second fiddle to them. This is the same type of deal. I want to be the best team in football, not just the best team in this city. But we’ll start by being the best team in this city,” said Ryan. “I recognize they’re an excellent team but I think we’re better.”
Since the rivalry began in 1970, the Giants hold a 7-4 advantage.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News