Why do we play against the Philadelphia Eagles in week 4 every preseason?

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  1. PabloJa

    PabloJa Well-Known Member

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    I understand the NY Giants vs. NY Jets rivalry and why they play every year, but why Philly? Some sort of agreement or something?
     
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    NY Jets68 Well-Known Member

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    Great news, philly just picked up tebow
     
  3. Walt White

    Walt White Well-Known Member

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    Local, minimal commute? It's a garbage game too, the roster is set but for a few spots maybe.
     
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    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    Because it is meant to be
     
  5. LongIslandBlitz

    LongIslandBlitz Well-Known Member

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    Back in 1943 a local witch from the backwoods of Philly felt bullyed by the towns people who always made fun of her saying she had no magic powers and was nothing but a twat with eyes and a nose.She felt like a failure So she casted a spell saying in the future your football team will be forced into playing the Jets at the end of every preseason to give the people of Philly a sense of what real failure looks like while having to watch the Jets play a pre season game
     
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  6. Walt White

    Walt White Well-Known Member

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    That Witch was burned at the stake....Thus the Tebow signing....So Butt Fumble doesn't have to play in the game
     
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  7. The 1985er

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    Close proximity between NJ and Philly.
     
  8. Big Cat

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    I don't like playing the Giants week 3 of the preseason this year. Week 3 is the tuneup game where you play your starters and show a bit of your playbook, I don't think it's right that we play it against a regular season opponent. I don't care about the stupid "Snoopy Bowl" promo.
     
  9. Greenday4537

    Greenday4537 Well-Known Member

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    The last week of the pre-season is always a nearby team so no one has to travel far the week before the season starts.
     
  10. PabloJa

    PabloJa Well-Known Member

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    Well, that may be it, still, some games aren't against nearby teams.

    e.g. Jacksonville vs. Washington, Minnesota vs. Tennessee, New Orleans vs. Green Bay, Oakland vs. Seattle

    But as you said, the rest of the games are nearby teams matches.
     
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    DoubleDecker87 Well-Known Member

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    Makes no sense at all. Most important preseason game and neither team can show the other anything. It could be argued they shouldn't even be playing but I don't mind that too much. I do mind it being week 3 though.
     
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    They can show each other anything and everything. This is 2015, every team will have game tapes on every other in the league. Whether the giants see it in person in august, or on film throughout the 2105 tapes leading up to when they play, they will see it.
     
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    It's a fixture.

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    Least yer gonna get to watch Tebow and Sanchez battle it out. :)
     
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    Don 2008 TGG Rich Kotite "Least Knowledgeable" Award W

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    That..short travel before week before week one for whichever team is away that year.
     
  18. The 1985er

    The 1985er Well-Known Member

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    Come again?
     
  19. Footballgod214

    Footballgod214 Well-Known Member

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    As far as playing the G-girls (or any team) in pre-season and than playing them again in the regular season, sure, it can crimp your style when game planning. But regardless of who our 3rd pre-season opponent is, Jets are going to break out some bread and butter plays. The starters play for 3 qtrs and you know they'll be running some 'real shit' regardless of who it's against.

    Do we still do that mid-week 'controlled scrimmage' thingy with the Giants? I remember one year the Giants whining about how physical the Jets were playing. Did we do it last year?
     
  20. Jetaho

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    It's an attempt to get more fans (doesn't matter if they are Eagles or Jets fans) to attend a meaningless game.
     

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