A Jets-Giants preseason game may not mean as much as it used to, but it always seems to more chippy than most August affairs.
That was no different on Monday night, when Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and Jets rookie defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson were thrown out for throwing punches.
We’re not clear what set off the fruitless exchange. They both didn’t connect on punches, which is good news since they were both wearing helmets.
On the play before he was thrown out, Jacobs was jawing with a few Jets after he got up from a carry. The next play Jacobs stayed in to block to Wilkerson and the two men went at it. They were separated and Jacobs continued to jaw at Wilkerson.
Both players can expect a fine. At least Jacobs didn’t toss his helmet into the crowd this time.