In other years, it would have been just like Big Blue to lose this game against the banged-up Falcons. Not in 2014, though. Not on Sunday.
That left-over feeling of ‘what can go wrong next’ from last season is being replaced with that belief that somehow, someone is going to make a play to win the game.
First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Matt Ryan guides one of the NFL’s best offenses, though how the Atlanta Falcons will function with the ball now is a serious question mark due to a depleted offensive line.
Hester, a three-time Pro Bowler, has returned more punts and kicks for touchdowns than any other player in league history. He broke Deion Sanders’ record for return TDs with a 62-yard punt return against Tampa Bay on Sept. 18.
Whatever elixir the New York Giants drank between weeks two and three of the NFL regular season should be saved for future use. Not only did the team even its record at 2-2 over the past two weeks; they also have become healthier than we have seen in several seasons. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons come into MetLife Stadium sporting the same 2-2 record but with a fistful of question marks, especially across the offensive line.
Donnell, an inch taller than Plaxico Burress, could become New York’s next great end zone-target — a regular customer for the Eli Manning fade pass.
Going against one of the NFL’s best is a sure way to get a player motivated. It’s one of the reasons the New York Giants defense is ready for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
After a disappointing season that ended with a broken leg in the regular-season finale, New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is back in form and smiling a lot this week.
The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.
56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.
Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Julio Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.
Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.
When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.