How Do The Jets And Giants Fare In December?

How Do The Jets And Giants Fare In December?
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It looks like it will be a long December for the New York Jets and Giants.

The Jets (4-6) are barely hanging on in the playoff race and the Giants (3-8) are pretty much out of it. Both squads are starting backup quarterbacks because of injuries – though Jets QB Aaron Rodgers says there’s an outside chance he will come back before the season ends in January. Still, based on recent trends, it doesn’t look good for either team to make a strong showing next month.

As one of the most important months of the NFL season draws near, NYCasinos.com took a break from covering New York online casino developments to figure out how all 32 NFL teams have done in December games over the past 10 years. We turned to StatMuse.com to see each team’s record in December since 2013. The teams are listed below from best to worst. Since not every team has played the same number of games, we based the rankings on win percentage.

NFL Team Records in December Since 2013

Rank Team Record Win%
1 Green Bay Packers 32-9 .780
2 Kansas City Chiefs 34-10 .773
3 Dallas Cowboys 28-14 .667
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 29-15 .659
5 Baltimore Ravens 27-17 .614
6 Philadelphia Eagles 25-17 .595
7 Seattle Seahawks 26-18 .591
8 New England Patriots 25-18 .581
9 San Francisco 49ers 25-19 .568
10 New Orleans Saints 23-18 .561
11 Buffalo Bills 23-20 .535
12 Indianapolis Colts 22-20 .524
T-13 Los Angeles Rams 23-21 .523
T-13 Cincinnati Bengals 23-21 .523
T-13 Los Angeles Chargers 23-21 .523
16 Minnesota Vikings 23-22 .511
17 Miami Dolphins 22-22 .500
18 Carolina Panthers 20-21 .487
19 Atlanta Falcons 20-22 .476
20 Denver Broncos 21-24 .467
21 Arizona Cardinals 20-23 .465
22 Detroit Lions 18-24 .429
23 Tennessee Titans 18-25 .419
24 New York Jets 18-27 .400
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-26 .395
26 Chicago Bears 16-26 .381
27 New York Giants 16-27-1 .375
T-28 Las Vegas Raiders 16-27 .372
T-28 Houston Texans 16-27 .372
30 Jacksonville Jaguars 15-29 .341
31 Washington Commanders 13-28-1 .321
32 Cleveland Browns 11-31 .262

How The New York Jets Fare In December

The past two seasons have been especially brutal for the Jets, as they’ve won just one out of their last eight December contests. Last year, they went into the month 7-4, but finished the season with a six-game losing streak, including all four December games.

The final calendar month of 2023 might continue that trend. Of the five Jets games scheduled for December, four are against teams involved in the playoff chase. That includes the 4-6 Atlanta Falcons, who sit one game back in the NFC South. The Jets also host the Houston Texans (6-4) and have road games against the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns (both 7-3). The latter is a Thursday night game on Dec. 28.

The Jets are 4-6, but only the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots sit behind them in the AFC standings. Making matters worse, New York is averaging just 15 points a game, 30th out of 32 NFL teams. Zach Wilson, Rodgers’ backup, has been benched in favor of journeyman Tim Boyle. On his fourth team in five seasons, Boyle has started just three games in his career and lost all three.

BetMGM Sportsbook, from the company that also offers the BetMGM Casino, lists the Jets at +2500 to win the AFC East, +8000 to win the conference and +15000 to win the Super Bowl as of Wednesday afternoon.

How The New York Giants Fare in December

Though they made the playoffs last season, December has not been a kind month recently for the Giants. Since 2021, they’re just 2-9-1 during the month.

They do get a break, literally, this season as they have a bye during the first week of next month. After that, they have home games on Dec. 11, on Monday night against the Green Bay Packers, and a New Year’s Eve battle against the Los Angeles Rams. Both of those teams are 4-6 and just on the outside of the NFC playoff chase. In between, the Giants travel to their NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) and the New Orleans Saints (5-5). Those two teams are leading their divisions, with the Eagles sporting the NFL’s best record.

As bad as the Jets have been on offense, the Giants somehow have been even worse. They’re the worst-scoring team in the league, averaging a paltry 13.5 points a contest.

Also, like the Jets, the Giants are now on their third quarterback. However, things may be looking up. Last week, rookie signal caller and Jersey Boy Tommy DeVito completed 18-of-26 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns to lead New York to a 31-19 win over the Washington Commanders.

Despite the potential optimism, the Giants are the longest of shots on the NFL futures board. They’re one of three teams with odds of +75000 and one of for with +150000 odds to win the Super Bowl, according to BetMGM.

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