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It May Be The Preseason, But For Fans The Jets-Giants ‘Snoopy Bowl’ Counts

Jets and Giants fans gather outside MetLife Stadium for the pre-season Snoopy Bowl. (Credit: CBS 2)

Jets and Giants fans gather outside MetLife Stadium for the pre-season Snoopy Bowl. (Credit: CBS 2)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New York bragging rights were on the line on Friday night when the Jets and Giants squared off.

Both teams have a lot to prove this season, and as CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, some fans are thinking Super Bowl.

When the grills heated up on Friday so did an undeniable football rivalry.

“As a Jets fan I’m feeling a lot better than the Giants,” Scott Nagle said, “Because the Giants only have about eight yards of offense this year.”

“It’s preseason and the last time Eli and them did look bad in the preseason he took them to the Super Bowl, so I have a lot of faith in my boys,” Bridget Roemer countered.

The Giants-Jets preseason match-up is not taken lightly on or off the field. It has been dubbed the ‘Snoopy Bowl’ and a lot is at stake.

“They share a stadium. Last year we took it. This year we’re gonna take it again. It’s all about pride,” Jets fan, Guy Velez said.

Team loyalty runs deep for Gang Green and Big Blue.

Frank Sandbye-Ruud traveled from Norway to cheer on the Giants, his allegiance made permanent with a tattoo.

“I just fell in love with NY and it was just natural to go with the Giants,” he explained.

Al Landau’s loyalty to the Jets is evident. He’s been a 40-year season ticket holder.

“Today’s my birthday. I’m 66 years old. I’m waiting for another Super Bowl. Hopefully it’ll happen soon. I don’t have many more years on this earth,” he said.

In the meantime, everyone at MetLife Stadium was celebrating New York.

“It’s a love fest. We’re all the same. We may cheer for the Giants this week, Jets next week, but at the end of the day it’s good football, good game and hopefully everybody just has fun,” Giants fan Rick Tecchio said.

The Giants won the Snoopy Bowl 35-24, and as far as the fans are concerned this game counts.

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