In a battle of the brothers, Peyton defeated Eli on Sunday afternoon and it really wasn’t all that close. The Broncos won 41-23 and largely capatilized and Giants mistakes. Eli was able to throw for 362 yards which is a respectable number, until you throw in the 4 interceptions that he was responsible for. On the flip side, older brother Peyton was able to throw for 307 yards on 30 for 43 passing with 2 touchdowns and no picks.
Knowshon Moreno rumbled for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns. To say that the Giants running game was non-existent would have been giving them too much credit. The Giants ran the ball 19 times for 23 yards, forcing Eli to try and win the game with his arm which he was incapable of doing.
It looks like it is back to the drawing board again for New York as they start the season 0-2. Fortunately for the Giants, both the Cowboys and Eagles are only 1 game ahead of them in the standings at 1-1.
In case you were wondering the last time that the Giants started 0-2, let me give you this little tweet to jog your memory courtesy of ESPN stats:
Giants: 0-2 for 1st time since 2007, a season in which they went on to win the Super Bowl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 15, 2013
I am not going to predict the Giants making the playoffs either way right now. I do know that they have some things that they need to work on. As time has proven though, a Tom Coughlin team is capable of overcoming this start.