New York Jets: Under the scorching sun on Sunday afternoon, the Jets beat the Raiders 19-14 at Metlife Stadium to open the season atop the AFC East. New York hopes to improve upon an 8-8 record last season that saw the Jets fail to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season under coach Rex Ryan. The first week was undoubtedly a success for a quarterback who threw turned the ball over 25 times in his rookie campaign and a defense that surrendered 24 points per game last season. Geno Smith led the Gang Green to a win despite two turnovers, and the Jets defense was superb, surrendering a league-low 158 yards.
The average Jets ticket on the secondary market for the game was $208, making Oakland the third-most expensive home game on the Jets schedule and only had three games over $200 all of last season according to RazorGator. Next week, the Jets face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay was embarrassed 36-16 in Week 1 by the defending-champion Seahawks, and will look for redemption against the Jets come Sunday.
New York Giants: In a disappointing start to the season on Monday Night Football, the Giants fell to the Lions 35-14 in Detroit. New York went 7-9 last season and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year after winning the Super Bowl in 2011 under coach Tom Coughlin. In the first week matchup against the Lions, quarterback Eli Manning was less-than-stellar, completing just 54 percent of his passes and throwing two interceptions. The Giants defense was not much better, surrendering 35 points, the third-most of any team in Week 1.
The Redskins and Cowboys lost, however, so the Giants find themselves in second place in the NFC East. New York returns to the Meadowlands on Sunday to battle the Cardinals in the home opener. Fans seeking a bargain should look no further, as the average New York Giants ticket price on the secondary market is $263, making Arizona the least-expensive home game for the Giants this season up $10 from June.