In a post on X, the ex-Giants kicker called out the New York Jets and predicted a win for his former team
A former New York Giants kicker is attempting to rile up the New York Jets fanbase early in the week.
Lawrence Tynes, who kicked for the Giants from 2007-12, posted on social media this morning calling the Jets “the JV stadium renters” and predicted “an EPIC victory” for the Giants.
The #NYGiants vs the JV stadium renters this week. Going to be an EPIC victory and I can’t wait.
— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) October 24, 2023
Even though this weekend’s Jets-Giants game could go either way, Tynes’s comments are ironic when considering both teams’ seasons up to this point.
The Giants have arguably been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season, specifically on the offensive end. They are last in scoring at 12.1 points per game and currently sit in last place in the NFC East at 2-5.
On defense, the Giants have allowed the 10th-most points per game at 24.9. Overall, their point differential of -89 is the worst in the NFL. These numbers show that the Giants have been one of the bottom-tier teams in the NFL this season.
Their offense has struggled mightily, only slightly improving with Tyrod Taylor stepping in for the injured Daniel Jones. And while the defense seems to have improved against the Bills and Commanders, they have not provided enough of a sample size to show that they have righted the ship from their early-season woes.
While the Jets have had their offensive struggles, their defense has played at an extremely high level. They have kept the Jets in every single game and pushed them to a 3-3 record.
Based on what we’ve seen to this point of the season, the Jets have been the better team and far from “JV stadium renters.” They match up very well with the Giants’ offense and have the opportunity to take advantage of weaknesses along the Giants’ defense.
Tynes aimed to poke fun at the Jets and rile up a very passionate fanbase. If the Jets continue to play the way they did before the bye, though, his Giants will be the ones viewed as the lesser of the New York teams.
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