EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In recent years, a game between the Jets and Giants would be for the braggin' rights in the New York metropolitan area.
Little else was at stake for two bad teams.
Not this year. Not even close.
Sunday's game at co-owned and co-shared MetLife Stadium is about the prize that has eluded these teams for years. It's about making the playoffs .
The Jets (6-5) and Giants (5-6) enter December with legitimate chances to make the postseason. The Giants haven't been there since winning the Super Bowl after the 2011 season. The Jets last made it in 2010, going to the conference title game for the second straight year.
Tom Coughlin and the...