Is New York football cursed?

On Sept. 10, a stormy, humid night, the football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys ended in a 40-0 victory for Dallas but also ended in horrible injuries for both sides of the ball. 


The New York Giants star tackle Andrew Thomas suffered a hamstring injury that took him off the playing field for five weeks. For the Dallas Cowboys, veteran Brandin Cooks suffered an MCL sprain that also took him off the playing field for three weeks.


The very next day, on Sept. 11, four plays into Aaron Rodgers’s career on the Jets, he suffered a torn achilles that will keep him on the bench for what could be the rest of the season. On the Pat McAfee show, Rogers had said that “anything is possible,” and that he will be rejoining the team after their seventh week.


As if the New York sports curse couldn’t get any worse, on Sept. 17, after the Giants had come back from a 21-point deficit in the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants pro bowl running back Saquon Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain with one minute eight seconds left in the game. The Giants and Jets just couldn’t catch a break. Even in previous seasons, the Giants and Jets have suffered from the injury bug from players including Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Breece Hall. These injuries have caused missed opportunities, poor performances, and ruined seasons for both teams.  Will the New York sports curse continue throughout the season? Only time will tell.

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