NFL Playoff Picture: Giants, Jets Looking To Keep Chances Alive

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants greets Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets after their pre season game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Giants and New York Jets are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The New York Giants and New York Jets will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive when they meet in the battle for northern New Jersey at MetLife Stadium at 1pm ET on Saturday afternoon.

Neither team can clinch a playoff spot, but the Jets can help prevent the Denver Broncos from clinching a playoff spot with a win over the Giants. The Giants can prevent the Dallas Cowboys from clinching the NFC East with a win over the Jets, which would also potentially prevent the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions from securing berths in the NFC Playoffs.

The Jets have made the playoffs in two straight seasons under head coach Rex Ryan, winning four of their six games in January. The Giants have missed the post-season the last two seasons and, after losing five of their last six games, are faced with the prospect of another late-season swoon derailing what was once a promising season.

For more on the Giants, visit Big Blue View. For more on the Jets, check out Gang Green Nation.

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