Actual: NY Jets 10, NY Giants 6 – at Giants Stadium, attendance 71,659. Brad Baxter ran for 2 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and the Jets held on to beat the Giants. The Giants led 6-3 at halftime, but the Jets put together an 18-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that consumed 11:15 of the third quarter. Along the way, they converted 3 third-down opportunities and a fourth-down try. Baxter’s score came with 2:04 left in the quarter and was the first touchdown run against the Giants’ defense all season. The Jets, who snapped a three-game losing streak, had failed to hold second-half leads in all three of the defeats. The Giants threatened to extend that string, moving from their 33-yard line to a first-and-goal at the Jets’ 6 with 1:05 to go. But on fourth down from the 11, Phil Simms’s end-zone pass fell incomplete. The loss dropped the Giants into a tie for first place in the NFC East.
Replay: NY Jets 23, NY Giants 20 – at Giants Stadium, attendance 71,659. Brad Baxter ran for 5 yards for a touchdown with two-minutes remaining and the Jets held on to beat the Giants. The Giants led 17-10 at halftime, but the Jets pulled within four points at the end of the third quarter. Both teams exchanged field goals midway through the fourth quarter until Boomer Esiason completed a 25-yard pass to Terance Mathis to convert a fourth down and 10. In addition, the Giants were flagged for grabbing the face mask resulting in first and goal from the five-yard line setting up the go-ahead score. The Giants could only reach their own 36-yard line before turning the ball over on downs. Boomer Esiason earned a 104.9 quarterback rating by completing 66.7 percent of his pass attempts for 362 yards and one touchdown. Rob Moore finished with eight receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. Battle of New York (1993)