The NFL landscape in the New York Metropolitan area has not been very exciting lately and, according to oddsmakers, it’s not expected to get any better anytime soon.
The New York Giants have won just 12 games over the past three seasons and have only one winning season over the last seven. They qualified for the playoffs in 2016 with an 11-5 record but have logged in losing campaigns in every other season since finishing 9-7 in 2012.
BetOnline.ag gives the Giants a 13/2 shot to win the NFC East and predicts another third place finish. Washington is expected to finish last. As for the NFC Championship, the Giants are currently at 25-1 ahead of only Detroit (33-1), Carolina (40-1) and Washington (50-1).
The New York Jets last qualified for the postseason in 2010 with an 11-5 record. Since then, they’ve only financed over .500 just once – 10-6 in 2015. They’ve joined the Giants as one of the doormats in the league, consistently drafting in the Top 10 and not making much progress.
The oddsmakers have just as little confidence in them as they do in the Giants. They are currently listed at 7-1 to win the AFC East this season, which is third choice behind New England (2/5) and Buffalo (7/2) and ahead of Miami (20-1). The AFC Championship appears out of their reach as well. They are listed at 33-1, ahead of only Miami, Jacksonville and Cincinnati, who are all 50-1.
The odds of the two meeting in the Super Bowl aren’t listed probably because there are only nine digits on a basic calculator. The Jets last played in the Super Bowl after the 1968 season. Richard Nixon hadn’t been sworn in as the president. The Giants played in the Super Bowl as recently as 2011. Donald Trump was just a Reality TV star at the time.