NEW YORK – With week two rapidly approaching, I decided to let the fact that the Giants have the No.5 best total defense in the NFL (not surprised) and the No.7 best overall offense. Should I be getting excited about this? You can check these facts at NFL.com if you wish. Not a bad way to start the season at all. Big Blue is 1-0, got their first home win ever at the new stadium, beat a good team in the hated Panthers (sorry Coach Fox) and now have a second difficult test facing them in Indianapolis. The Colts have the No.2 best total offense in the NFL and the 23rd ranked defense.
Where do you think the G-men will rank defensively after the Colts game? This is a game that can go either way in my opinion. Both of these teams are capable of putting up 30 points by halftime if they get on a roll. This will no doubt be the battle of the Manning’s. QB Eli Manning is going to win this game. I’m going to say Eli throws for 300 yards and 3 TD’s. Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs need to play mad and take some yardage from the weak Colts D. Look for WR Steve Smith to have a big game.
The Giants beating the Panthers by ten points was my pick of the week last weekend. This weekend is much more difficult to predict, come back on Sunday but I feel like Easy Eli is going to win. Setting up the final game in the Manning series, Manning Bowl III a few years down the road. Both brothers with one win under their belts and playing for the tie breaker. Of course, the old gunslinger prevails over his little brother and rides off in the sunset. Eli Manning will end his career five years later with more Super Bowl rings (3) then big brother Peyton (they are tied with one ring each now).
Rumor has it that in the future, Eli wears all three rings to Thanksgiving dinner every single year until dad Archie puts an end to the nonsense. That was a joke by the way. Can you imagine what it must be like to have Thanksgiving dinner with the first family of NFL quarterbacks. Both of the brothers have off Thanksgiving night, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they all got together.
Who wins the big game Sunday night at Manning Bowl II? I’m going to take the Giants to win by three points.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION:
New York Giants – 41
Indianapolis Colts – 38
RD – nygreporter.com