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Preseason Jets-Giants@Meadowlands: '77-93

Posted Aug 28, 2009

Here is Part I of the game capsules for the Jets-Giants preseason series at the Meadowlands, from 1977-93. The attendance figures are tickets sold for each game. Players in CAPS are rookies or first-year players.

Sunday, Sept. 4, 1977 (1 p.m.) — Meadowlands (50,483)

In the first game between the region rivals in the sparkling new stadium in the North Jersey Meadowlands, the Jets rode Pat Leahy’s short first-quarter field goal into the fourth quarter. Then Richard Todd capped an eight-play, 78-yard drive with a short TD toss to TE Jerome Barkum with 10:36 left in the game.

    1  2  3  4 Tot
 JETS  3  0  0  7 10
 Giants  0  0  0  0 0
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS Pat Leahy 19 FG
4 JETS Jerome Barkum 6 pass from Richard Todd (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1978 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (48,415)

In the sixth game of their monster seven-game summer schedule, the Jets fell behind, 20-10, before roaring back for the win on Richard Todd’s 18-yard touchdown hookup with Wesley Walker with 1:24 to play. Jerome Barkum caught two TD passes from Todd and Pat Leahy kicked two field goals.

     1   2   3   4 Tot
 JETS   7 3   7 10 27
 Giants   0 13   7 3 23
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS Jerome Barkum 63 pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
2 JETS Leahy 24 FG
2 Giants Joe Danelo 40 FG
2 Giants Gary Shirk 4 pass from Jerry Golsteyn (Danelo kick)
2 Giants Danelo 40 FG
3 Giants Johnny Perkins 9 pass from Golsteyn (Danelo kick)
3 JETS Barkum 11 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)
4 Giants Danelo 29 FG
4 JETS Leahy 26 FG
4 JETS Wesley Walker 18 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 25, 1979 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (71,077)

The Jets evened their preseason mark at 2-2 by opening a 14-0 second-quarter lead on two Matt Robinson touchdown passes and not allowing the Giants a TD, although Joe Danelo hit a pair of 50-yard FGs.

     1   2   3   4 Tot
 JETS   7   7   0   0 14
 Giants   0   3   3   0 6
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS Scott Dierking 10 pass from Matt Robinson (Pat Leahy kick)
2 JETS Bruce Harper 50 pass from Robinson (Leahy kick)
2 Giants Joe Danelo 51 FG
3 Giants Danelo 55 FG

 

Saturday, Aug. 30, 1980 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (75,492)

The Jets again climbed to 2-2 in their final preseason game as Richard Todd fired four TD passes, including a 90-yarder to first-round draft pick Lam Jones and two second-quarter strikes to RB Bruce Harper.

     1 2 3   4 Tot
 JETS   6 13 13   0 32
 GIANTS   7 0 0   0 7
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS JOHNNY "LAM" JONES 90 pass from Richard Todd (kick blocked)
1 Giants Tom Mullady 19 pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
2 JETS Bruce Harper 9 pass from Todd (kick blocked)
2 JETS Harper 8 pass from Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
3 JETS Leahy 43 FG
3 JETS Leahy 40 FG
3 JETS Mickey Shuler 30 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 22, 1981 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (74,962)

The Green & White overcame deficits of 10-0 in the second quarter as Kevin Long scored on a pair of 1-yard TD plunges and Donald Dykes' INT-return TD iced the game with 1:18 ....left.

     1 2   3 4 Tot
 JETS   0 13   7 17 37
 Giants   3 7   7 7 24
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Joe Danelo 42 FG
2 Giants Earnest Gray 37 pass from Phil Simms (Danelo kick)
2 JETS Scott Dierking 1 run (Pat Leahy kick)
2 JETS Kevin Long 1 run (pass failed)
3 JETS Long 1 run (Leahy kick)
3 Giants Johnny Perkins 24 pass from Simms (Danelo kick)
4 JETS Freeman McNeil 21 pass from Richard Todd (Leahy kick)
4 JETS Leahy 32 FG
4 Giants Dedric Brownlee 1 run (Danelo kick)
4 JETS Donald Dykes 36 interception return (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 28, 1982 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (76,825)

The Giants ended the Jets' five-game summer win streak as Joe Danelo converted five of six field goal tries. Darrol Ray's INT-return TD and Pat Leahy's FG cut the Green & White's deficit to 12-10 in the third quarter. The Jets were held to 54 yards of offense on the night.

     1   2 3 4 Tot
 JETS   0   0 10 0 10
 Giants   3   9 0 10 22
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Joe Danelo 40 FG
2 Giants Danelo 46 FG
2 Giants Danelo 31 FG
2 Giants Danelo 20 FG
3 JETS Darrol Ray 35 interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
3 JETS Leahy 20 FG
4 Giants Danelo 27 FG
4 Giants Danny Pittman 55 punt return (Danelo kick)

 

Sunday, Aug. 7, 1983 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (61,418)

The stadium rivals met in the preseason opener for the first time. The Jets took a 9-3 halftime lead on a Pat Ryan-to-Lam Jones scoring strike, but the Giants scored 20 unanswered points as Scott Brunner ran for one TD and passed for another.

     1  2 3   4 Tot
 JETS   3   6 0   7 16
 Giants   0   3 13   7 23
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS Russ Carpentieri 29 FG
2 Giants Joe Danelo 33 FG
2 JETS Johnny "Lam" Jones 15 pass from Pat Ryan (pass failed)
3 Giants Cliff Chatman 1 run (kick failed)
3 Giants Scott Brunner 10 run (Danelo kick)
4 Giants Danny Pittman 27 pass from Brunner (Danelo kick)
4 JETS Kurt Sohn 3 pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 18, 1984 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (56,179)

The Jets took a 7-0 lead on Bruce Harper's TD run but fell to 0-3 in the summer and lost their third straight to the Giants, who opened a 20-7 margin on two TE scoring catches and two Ali Haji-Sheikh field goals.

     1   2 3   4 Tot
 JETS   0   7 0   7 14
 Giants   0   7 10   3 20
Qtr Team Scoring Play
2 JETS Bruce Harper 5 run (Pat Leahy kick)
2 Giants Zeke Mowatt 24 pass from Phil Simms (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
3 Giants Haji-Sheikh 46 FG
3 Giants Tom Mullady 40 pass from Jeff Rutledge (Haji-Sheikh kick)
4 Giants Haji-Sheikh 42 FG
4 JETS GLENN DENNISON 12 pass from Pat Ryan (Jeff Davis kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 24, 1985 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (63,147)

Ken O'Brien threw two TDs as the Jets rang up 24 second-quarter points, but the Giants sent it to overtime on Lionel Manuel's TD grab and won it 5:26 into OT on Eric Schubert's FG. The Jets again fell to 0-3 to start the summer.

   1 2   3   4   5 Tot
 JETS 0 24   0   7   0 31
 Giants 10 7   7   7   3 34
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Zeke Mowatt 11 pass from Phil Simms (Eric Schubert kick)
1 Giants Schubert 33 FG
2 JETS JoJo Townsell 11 pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
2 JETS Johnny Hector 1 run (Leahy kick)
2 JETS Wesley Walker 38 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick)
2 Giants Byron Williams 36 pass from Simms (Eric Schubert kick)
2 JETS Leahy 55 FG
3 Giants Maurice Carthon 1 run (Schubert kick)
4 JETS Mickey Shuler 10 pass from Pat Ryan (Leahy kick)
4 Giants Lionel Manuel 11 pass from Jeff Rutledge (Schubert kick)
5 Giants Schubert 30 FG

 

Saturday, Aug. 23, 1986 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (76,809)

Rookie Mark Collins began the game with a KO-return TD, the Giants never trailed after that and the Jets lost for the fifth straight summer. The Green & White scored on three Pat Leahy FGs and a Johnny Hector run.

   1   2   3   4 Tot
 JETS 3   6   0   7 16
 Giants 14   0   6   0 20
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants MARK COLLINS 97 kickoff return (Bob Thomas kick)
1 Giants Lee Rouson 1 run (Thomas kick)
1 JETS Pat Leahy 46 FG
2 JETS Leahy 35 FG
2 JETS Leahy 32 FG
3 Giants Thomas 46 FG
3 Giants Thomas 41 FG
4 JETS Johnny Hector 1 run (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 29, 1987 (9 p.m.) — Meadowlands (76,422)

The Jets overcame a 16-3 first-half deficit with 24 unanswered points to snap their five-game losing streak in the summer series. Mickey Shuler, Kurt Sohn and Johnny Hector all scored TDs and Pat Leahy booted three field goals.

    1 2 3   4 Tot
 JETS  3 10 14   3 30
 Giants  9 7 7   0 23
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Safety: Carl Banks tackles Freeman McNeil in end zone
1 Giants Lionel Manuel 61 safety kick return (Raul Allegre kick)
1 JETS Pat Leahy 43 FG
2 Giants Maurice Carthon 24 pass from Phil Simms (Allegre kick)
2 JETS Leahy 25 FG
2 JETS Mickey Shuler 40 pass from Pat Ryan (Leahy kick)
3 JETS Kurt Sohn 32 pass from Ken O’Brien (Leahy kick)
3 JETS Johnny Hector 1 run (Leahy kick)
3 Giants STEPHEN BAKER 12 pass from Jeff Rutledge (Allegre kick)
4 JETS Leahy 31 FG

 

Saturday, Aug. 13, 1988 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (71,485)

The Green & White rallied but it was too little, too late in falling to Big Blue in Preseason Week 2. Kyle Mackey twice got the Jets within three points with fourth-quarter TD passes to Darryl Pearson and K.D. Dunn. This was the last time the rivals met earlier than the third preseason game.

    1   2 3 4 Tot
 JETS  0  7 0 14 21
 Giants  7  0 10 7 24
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Lionel Manuel 6 pass from Jeff Hostetler (Raul Allegre kick)
2 JETS Freeman McNeil 2 run (Pat Leahy kick)
3 Giants BRANDY BROWNLEE 30 FG
3 Giants Veno Belk 11 pass from Phil Simms (BROWNLEE kick)
4 JETS Darryl Pearson 18 pass from Kyle Mackey (CHRIS O’BRIEN kick)
4 Giants Phil McConkey 26 pass from Jeff Rutledge (BROWNLEE kick)
4 JETS K.D. Dunn 37 pass from Mackey (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 26, 1989 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (61,472)

For the second straight summer, Kyle Mackey threw two second-half touchdown passes but it wasn’t enough to avert a narrow defeat. This time the Giants came from behind with fourth-quarter scores by RB George Adams and rookie DB A.J. Greene.

    1   2  3 4 Tot
 JETS  0  3  7 7 17
 Giants  0  7  0 14 21
Qtr Team Scoring Play
2 JETS Pat Leahy 49 FG
2 Giants Mark Bavaro 31 pass from Phil Simms (Raul Allegre kick)
3 JETS KEITH NEUBERT 18 pass from Kyle Mackey (Leahy kick)
4 Giants George Adams 1 run (BJORN NITTMO kick)
4 Giants A.J. GREENE 65 interception return (Allegre kick)
4 JETS Michael Harper 36 pass from Mackey (Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 25, 1990 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (60,729)

The Jets managed just a third-quarter TD pass from Tony Eason to RB A.B. Brown. Phil Simms threw a pair of second-period scoring passes for the Giants, the first to WR Mark Ingram (who four years later would drive a “fake spike” into the Jets’ hearts for the Dolphins) and rookie RB Rodney Hampton.

    1 2  3  4 Tot
 JETS  0 0  7  0 7
 Giants  0 14  3  0 17
Qtr Team Scoring Play
2 Giants Mark Ingram 17 pass from Phil Simms (Raul Allegre kick)
2 Giants RODNEY HAMPTON 25 pass from Simms (Allegre kick)
3 Giants Allegre 44 FG
3 JETS A.B. Brown 31 pass from Tony Eason (Pat Leahy kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 17, 1991 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (77,150)

Jeff Hostetler’s TD pass to rookie FB Jarrod Bunch and keeper helped the Giants open a 10-3 lead through three quarters en route to their fourth straight win in the series. The Green & White’s only TD came on a fourth-quarter run by FB Brad Baxter.

    1  2  3 4 Tot
 JETS  3  0  0 7 10
 Giants  7  3  0 14 24
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 Giants Odessa Turner 59 pass from Phil Simms (Matt Bahr kick)
1 JETS Pat Leahy 46 FG
2 Giants Bahr 20 FG
4 Giants JARROD BUNCH 4 pass from Jeff Hostetler (Bahr kick)
4 JETS Brad Baxter 5 run (Leahy kick)
4 Giants Hostetler 1 run (Bahr kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 22, 1992 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (65,973)

It was the 16th time the teams held their preseason meeting at the Meadowlands, and the first time the Jets were the home team. And they celebrated by ending their four-game losing streak in the summer series by opening a 20-0 lead after three quarters. It was the Jets' fourth win in their 5-0 preseason.

    1  2 3 4 Tot
 Giants  0  0 0 14 14
 JETS  0  3 17 0 20
Qtr Team Scoring Play
2 JETS Raul Allegre 42 FG
3 JETS Brad Baxter 5 run (Allegre kick)
3 JETS Jason Staurovsky 28 FG
3 JETS Terance Mathis 8 pass from Ken O’Brien (Staurovsky kick)
4 Giants Chris Calloway 28 pass from Phil Simms (Matt Bahr kick)
4 Giants Lewis Tillman 1 run (Bahr kick)

 

Saturday, Aug. 21, 1993 (8 p.m.) — Meadowlands (77,106)

Pat Chaffey’s first-quarter touchdown plunge and Cary Blanchard’s two second-half field goals couldn’t overcome a pair of 3-yard runs for the Giants, the second by rookie FB Kenyon Rasheed, along with rookie Todd Peterson’s PAT, securing the one-point win with 24 seconds on the clock.

    1  2  3  4 Tot
 JETS  7  0  3  3 13
 Giants  0  7  0  7 14
Qtr Team Scoring Play
1 JETS Pat Chaffey 1 run (Cary Blanchard kick)
2 Giants Rodney Hampton 3 run (TODD PETERSON kick)
3 JETS Blanchard 47 FG
4 JETS Blanchard 21 FG
4 Giants KENYON RASHEED 3 run (PETERSON kick)
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