New York versus New York in New Haven (1974)

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During the 1974 NFL season, pro football fans in New York suffered. I mean they really suffered. Both the Jets and the Giants were having horrible seasons as they entered week nine. Both teams were being dealt with more than their fair share of problems, injuries, and ineptness. The Giants could claim only two wins at this stage of the year, while the Jets could only collect one victory.

On November 10, 1974, the Jets would meet the Giants at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut, in what was deemed as “The Battle of New York.” Well, the Giants were playing their home games that year at the Yale Bowl, while they waited for Giants Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands (or swamplands if you will) to be built. Bragging rights were at stake in this contest, and just like in other highly pitched rivalries, one seems to throw out the records and statistics......

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PIgskin Past is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

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