Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Giants 41-23. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 3: Cam Newton takes on Eli Manning

Yeah Archie’s little boy’s face says it all in this picture and I’m sure Cam Newton feels the same way.

Manning is coming off of a loss that could have been considered as bullying by his older brother Peyton. It was almost a nightmare of a game for Eli even though he threw for more passing yards than his brother. He’s currently second in the league for passing yards behind Aaron Rodgers but leads the league with seven interceptions in only two games.

They brought back Southern Illinois Salukis alumni Brandon Jacobs last week and he rushed for a touchdown in his return. After spending last season with the San Francisco 49ers, Jacobs is probably happy about being back in New York.

Eli finished the game against his brother with 362 passing yards, one touchdowns and four interceptions with Victor Cruz leading the way with 118 receiving yards on 11 targets.

While Eli and his Giants were blown out by the Broncos, Cam Newton and the Panthers lost a heart-breaker against the Buffalo Bills and rookie E.J. Manuel.

Carolina looked as if they were going to walk away with their first win of the season in Buffalo, but slipped up and allowed rookie E.J. Manuel find wide receiver Stevie Johnson for a touchdown with two seconds left in the game.

Newton was able to connect with both Greg Olsen and Ted Ginn Jr. for touchdown passes in the second and third quarter as nobody was able to put points up on the board in the first. Gano was kept busy by nailing three field goals from 25+ in the fourth quarter.

Cam walked away from the game with 229 yards passing off of 21 of 38 passes completed with two touchdowns and one interceptions.

DeAngelo Williams picked up 85 yards rushing with 22 carries.

This game should feature a lot of vertical routes.


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