The New York Giants unleashed their newest weapon, Odell Beckham, Jr., and the rookie speedster was certainly worth the wait. Beckham caught his first NFL pass, as well as his first NFL touchdown, and provided a much-needed offensive lift. After a mediocre first half, the Giants’ defense clamped down on Matt Ryan and company, and New York won going away, 30-20, at MetLife Stadium.
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.
The Atlanta Falcons (2-2) crashed and burned in a road loss to the Minnesota Vikings 41-28 on Sunday, amid a plethora of injuries. The New York Giants (2-2), on the other hand, come into this week’s contest relatively healthy and riding a two game winning streak.
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.
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Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.
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The Jets can take care of their own business and punch their post-season ticket with a win over the Bears.
After the Vikings’ battered quarterback walked off the snow-coated field with what he later called a concussion, Jay Cutler and the Bears took back the division title Brett Favre is so used to winning.
The undefeated Chicago Bears and top kick returner Devin Hester take the field against a Giants team riding a two-game losing streak after a season-opening win.
The logical football arrows appear to be pointing in the Giants’ direction against the Chicago Bears this weekend.
As the last unbeaten team in the NFC, the Chicago Bears are among the season’s biggest surprises. The New York Giants are probably surprising for the wrong reasons.