One State, Two Teams: How NFL Hometown Rivals Match Up

Giants and Jets Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

You’ve been a Giants fan since the first time you slept in a cradle. Your best friend, a Jets fan, bleeds green and white. Both of you grew up in New York, but you each have very different opinions when it comes to football! When two ironclad NFL teams dwell in the same state, diehard hometown fans are bound to be split straight down the middle. So the next time you and your friend are chowing down on your sports-themed popcorn and playfully bantering over which team is best, swap these fun stats about how these popular in-state rivals match up to one another!

New York Giants vs. New York Jets

First Game: The very first time the Giants and the Jets battled against each other, in true New York fashion, was November 1, 1970. The Giants came out on top with a score of 22-10, setting a trend for future bouts.

Most Recent Game: The latest game that brought the Giants and Jets face-to-face was on December 22, 2011. Like their name implies, the Giants claimed a colossal victory once again with a score of 29-14.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: Out of the 12 games the Giants and Jets have played together throughout NFL history, the Giants have won eight, proving they’re the toughest team on the block.

Super Bowl Wins: The Giants have been crowned Super Bowl champs a total of four times; the Jets only earned the title once. Think you can pull one over on the big guys that easily? Fuhgettaboutit.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Steelers and Eagles Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

First Game: On November 19, 1933, the Steelers and the Eagles had their first clash. The Eagles soared above their challengers with a score of 25-6.

Most Recent Game: These two opponents last went up against each other on October 7, 2012. This time, the Steelers won by a split hair: 16-14.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: The Steelers and the Eagles have been matched up a whopping 77 times, with the Eagles boldly taking the spotlight for 48 of those games.

Super Bowl Wins: When it comes to the big game, the Steelers are the conquering heroes with six Super Bowl victories. The Eagles have yet to swoop in and nab the top prize, even though they’ve competed for it twice.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans

Cowboys and Texans Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

First Game: The Cowboys only recently butted heads with the Texans: Their first game was on September 8, 2002. This was the first and only time the Texans beat the Cowboys, with a score of 19-10.

Most Recent Game: On September 26, 2010, the Cowboys came charging in and triumphed over the Texans, 27-13.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: The Cowboys take the cake: They’ve won two out of the mere three games they’ve played against the Texans.

Super Bowl Wins: The Cowboys have lassoed in five championship victories over the years, but the Texans haven’t yet made their Super Bowl debut. Time to saddle up and win some titles, boys!

Are you a fan of another team that has a hometown rival? Tell us why you think your team is the finest in the state!

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