NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: New York Jets 32, New York Giants 24

2RM3X6T New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) calls out a play to his teammates during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

In the preseason battle of New York, the Jets defeated the Giants by a score of 32-24. The win brings the Jets' preseason record to 2-2, while the Giants dropped to 1-2 heading into the regular season.

These were PFF’s standout players from the game.

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Offensive spotlight: The offensive spotlight in this game comes in two parts. The first is Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers suited up in a game for a team not named the Green Bay Packers for the first time in his career, and he wasted no time in reminding people that a different jersey doesn’t mean his top-tier passing talent changed. On two drives, Rodgers went 5-of-8 for 47 passing yards and a beautiful touchdown pass to wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

Wilson is part two of our spotlight, finishing the game with three catches on three targets for 30 receiving yards and that touchdown. If Saturday night was any indication of what's to come, expect a monster season from Wison with Rodgers as his new quarterback.

Defensive spotlight: The Jets' defensive line was once again stealing the show in this game. Both Jermaine Johnson and Bryce Huff recorded sacks against the Giants before their nights were done.

Johnson, whose sack is shown above, finished the game with an initial pass-rush grade of 85.6. It was Johnson’s second sack of the preseason, giving him some great momentum to be a regular-season contributor on a loaded defensive line.

Rookie spotlight: Giants backup quarterback Tommy DeVito got a lot of work in the team’s final preseason game. The undrafted quarterback out of Illinois played most of the game, finishing with a stat line of 19-for-29 with 210 passing yards, one touchdown and an interception.

DeVito also added 33 yards on the ground on six rushes.


Box Score

Passing
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Tim Boyle 14.48 9 / 11 107 9.7 2 0 31 0 146.8
Aaron Rodgers 5.88 5 / 8 47 5.9 1 0 14 0 118.2
Zach Wilson 4.28 11 / 18 107 5.9 0 0 21 1 77.8
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Tommy Devito 14.7 19 / 29 210 7.2 1 1 30 4 84
Tyrod Taylor 0.5 2 / 4 5 1.2 0 0 6 1 56.3
Rushing
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Tim Boyle 14.48 2 2 1 0 2 0
Zach Wilson 4.28 1 0 0 0 0 0
Zonovan Knight 4 7 22 3.1 0 7 0
Travis Dye 1.6 5 16 3.2 0 7 0
Michael Carter 0.1 4 1 0.2 0 6 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Tommy DeVito 14.7 6 33 5.5 0 13 0
Eric Gray 11.9 7 11 1.6 0 6 0
Jashaun Corbin 9.7 6 6 1 1 6 0
James Robinson 5.5 10 55 5.5 0 28 0
Kalil Pimpleton 1.7 2 17 8.5 0 10 0
Tyrod Taylor 0.5 1 3 3 0 3 0
Receiving
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Alex Erickson 20.8 5 5 38 7.6 7.6 2 14
Xavier Gipson 14.9 10 7 79 7.9 11.3 0 21
Garrett Wilson 12 3 3 30 10 10 1 14
Jason Brownlee 6.5 4 2 25 6.2 12.5 0 17
Irvin Charles 5.7 2 2 37 18.5 18.5 0 31
Zonovan Knight 4 1 1 8 8 8 0 8
Jeremy Ruckert 4 2 2 20 10 10 0 13
Mecole Hardman Jr. 3.7 3 2 17 5.7 8.5 0 10
Tyler Conklin 1.7 1 1 7 7 7 0 7
C.J. Uzomah 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E.J. Jenkins 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
David Sills V 20.1 9 6 81 9 13.5 1 30
Eric Gray 11.9 4 4 48 12 12 0 18
Jashaun Corbin 9.7 3 2 11 3.7 5.5 0 7
Lawrence Cager 5.4 3 3 24 8 8 0 18
Jaydon Mickens 4.3 2 2 23 11.5 11.5 0 18
Jamison Crowder 3.7 2 2 17 8.5 8.5 0 11
Ryan Jones 3.1 3 2 11 3.7 5.5 0 6
Kalil Pimpleton 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sterling Shepard 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Myarick 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jalin Hyatt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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