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This day in NY sports history: Dec. 2, 1984


Sunday, Dec. 2, 1984

Giants win as visitor at home for first time

The Giants were the visiting team for the first time at their home stadium and defeated the Jets, 20-10. The Jets had played their home games at Shea Stadium before sharing a Giants Stadium home with the Giants. The Giants took a 10-0 halftime lead after a scoreless first quarter as Rob Carpenter scored from the 1 and Ali Haji-Sheikh kicked a 48-yard field goal. Joe Morris had an 8-yard scoring run in the third quarter to make it 17-0. Lam Jones had the Jets' touchdown on a 32-yard pass from Ken O'Brien. The Jets amassed 408 total yards but turned the ball over three times, while the Giants had 385 total yards. The win was the third straight for the Giants, who finished 9-7 and went to the postseason; the Jets lost their sixth straight game and would finish 7-9.

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