The New York Jets were ready to give their cross-town rival the Giants an early Halloween scare on Sunday, judging by the way some of the roster’s players arrived at MetLife Stadium.
Allen Lazard walked in dressed as a sniper in a ghillie suit as the Jets returned from the bye week to face their New York counterparts.
And Lazard wasn’t the only one getting in on the Halloween fun a few days early.
Teammates Jermaine Johnson, Will McDonald and Bryce Huff all arrived together dressed as anime characters Akatsuki.
Quincy Williams didn’t want to miss out on the fun either. The linebacker appeared with his face painted as Batman’s nemesis, the Joker, and some fans joked that he should keep the face paint for the game. It was an outfit he shared with Cordarrelle Patterson of the Atlanta Falcons when he arrived at the game against the Titans.
But the man who stole the show was Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback wasn’t dressed up, but he drew attention when he was seen dropping back and throwing the ball less than two months after tearing his Achilles tendon on Sept. 11 against the Buffalo Bills.
Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Rodgers said earlier this week that he had a tough week of rehab due to the injury.
However, judging by what he did on Sunday, he has every reason to be optimistic about his recovery.
The Jets enter the game at 3-3, while the Giants are 2-5 in the NFC East and are playing without their first-choice quarterback.
Daniel Jones is out with a neck injury. The Jets game is the third straight game he has missed because of these issues.