There were very few individual performances to point out, so for the first time we’re going to select some units in our following segment because this was a collective effort.
The New York Football Giants often refer to “Giants Football” which denotes an ability to run the ball and play intelligently. For the first two games of the NFL season, the Giants have demonstrated neither, as well as an alarming rate of turnovers. New York fell to 0-2 as Denver scored 28 second half points to put away the Giants 41-23 in the New Jersey Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon.
The Giants are 0-2. It’s not an inescapable hole. There may be many days ahead. But bad things don’t happen to good teams. The performance level must rise.
If things don’t change for New York, there isn’t going to be a repeat of 2007. Instead it will be another year out of the playoffs.
Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Broncos past the Giants 41-23 on Sunday.
The Giants were very sloppy in losing their opener in Dallas and would hate to start off the season with two losses.
The Giants will face the Denver Broncos on Sunday who, thanks to their Thursday night season opener against the Ravens, have had 10 days to rest. Both teams are nursing key injuries, but will the extra days off give Denver the leg up in the contest?
What makes this so special is that they are the only brothers in NFL history to oppose each other as starting quarterbacks.
To paraphrase Rex Ryan, Eli Manning didn’t get into the NFL to serve as Peyton Manning’s little brother.
Offensively, the New York Giants and Denver Broncos put up stellar statistics in their season openers last week. But in the stat that really counts, the Broncos have a 1-0 record, and the Giants are seeking their first victory in the 2013 NFL season. New York will be less concerned about the “Manning Bowl” victor, and more interested in playing an error-free game.
Peyton is still here. He’s still active. Boy, is he active. And last night was more than dropping a double-nickel, like Jordan did against the Knicks on his comeback trail.
Week-to-week storylines around the NFL will continue to be unpredictable for experts. Joe Giglio gives his 48 predictions to watch during the 2013 NFL season.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months to get the season started. A record-tying seven touchdown passes — something no one had done in 44 years — made it worth the while.
The NFL’s marketing machine put up gigantic banners of Flacco alongside Peyton Manning on the Broncos’ stadium to promote the league’s first game of the 2013 season. Fans are furious, Manning is miffed and Flacco is flummoxed.
The 2013 season belongs to the Seahawks. When the NFL season ends in MetLife Stadium in the snows of February, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks will survive the marathon that is the NFL.