What a week it was in professional football. The teams that looked good in Week 1 didn’t look so hot in Week 2. And in some cases order was returned to the NFL universe. The San Francisco 49ers proved they will be the team to beat this week with a second win in a row against the Detroit Lions. The New Orleans Saints continued to suck losing to the North Carolina Panthers. The Chicago Bears also continued to suck which is unacceptable to their quarterback Jay Cutler who doesn’t know how to control his anger. Oh yeah and the New York Jets sucked again to losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers so watch your back Mark Sanchez the Tebow train is reviving up. And here is what happened with everyone else:
Peyton Manning is Human . . . Who Knew?
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, 27-21
I think we all should have seen this coming Manning is with a whole new team and it’s going to take time to adjust. Coming off a winning debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it looked like the Broncos were headed for victory. But Manning had a less than stellar game against the Falcons. In the first quarter alone Manning threw three interceptions which he hasn’t done since 2007. Manning completed 24 of 37 for 241 yards, had one touchdown and a 58.5 passer rating. Compared to Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan, Manning doesn’t look so hot. Ryan threw the 100th touchdown pass of his career during the match-up. Not only that but Ryan completed 24 of 36 for 219 yards, had two touchdowns, and a 101.5 passer rating. So there you have it Manning was schooled by Ryan.
The Super Bowl Champs Bounce Back But Not Until the 4th
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants, 41-34
I am beginning to think there is some unspoken law that only one Manning is allowed to win per week. This week it was Eli Manning’s turn as he lead the Giants to a win over the Buccaneers. Despite also throwing three interceptions(like his bro in Denver) Manning managed to bounce back in the 4th. Manning finished with 31 of 51 completed passes for 510 yards and three touchdowns. This was the 24th time in Manning’s career that he has come back in the 4th quarter. And it also appears the be the Giants’ strategy this season because of yet there seems to be no running game and a very weak offense.
Out of desperation the Buccaneers decided to attack Manning as he was kneeling for the snap in the final play. This greatly angered already angry looking, Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who attacked Buccaneers first-year coach Greg Schiano for the play after the game. This lead to a debate among football scholars as to whether the play was legal. Right now it’s looking like it was legal but not in good spirits.
The Cowboys Return to Normality
Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks, 27-7