Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/11/13
As stated in my season preview, the Peyton vs Eli sibling rivalry record is 2-0 Peyton. The first matchup in 2006 at New York was a 26-21 victory, the second at Indianapolis in 2010 38-14. The last time the Broncos and the Giants faced off was in 2009 with a 26-6 blowout by the Broncos. Just looking at history it’s pretty obvious who are the favorites in this matchup. It’s hard not to compare the siblings when, in the same week, one broke a few NFL records with 7 touchdown passes in a single game, while the other threw three interceptions including one on the first pass of the game. The Giant’s coach Tom Coughlin was not happy about the Giants’ 36-31 loss to the Cowboys saying, “I’m totally, totally disappointed, embarrassed about that football. That’s sloppy, sloppy football.” Eli Manning getting sacked Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys (Photo Credit: Dallas Cowboys) The Giants seemed like the more consistent team compared to Dallas judging by their passing yardage (428-244) and tackles (73-53). The main reason Dallas won was because of their ability to get to E.Manning. They were able to intercept three of E.Manning’s passes and sack him three times (compared to the Giants one). Giants’ mistakes also contributed, specifically with David Wilson and Truman McBride causing the three additional fumbles which resulted in Dallas touchdowns. Last week the Broncos were able to intercept Joe Flacco and sack him four times while also holding the Ravens to just 335 yards and 4.5 yards per play (compared to Denver’s 510 yards and 7.5 yards per play). It goes without saying adding seven Peyton Manning touchdowns to that did more than enough to prove that they were the better team. Although the stats and comparisons can speak for themselves what is obvious is that if the Broncos play like they did last week they should be able to pull of a win. Denver needs to be able to fix whatever minor issues they had last week and focus on putting pressure on E.Manning. The only thing different from last week is obviously the sibling rivalry and the fact that it is in New York, the Giants’ first home game. Hopefully Coach Coughlin will put in changes to fix all the issues New York had last week. Based on last week if the Broncos have the game they did and the Giants play that “sloppy football” they played, NY will lose by a lot more than five points. Broncos 31 – Giants 17
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

DeMarco Murray: Running more plays will mean more chances


Harrison Barnes unreasonably unhappy with Warriors offer

Jerry Jones defends Greg Hardy over controversial comments

Witten, Gronkowski engage in mutual admiration society

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges

Tony Parker hopes to play 20 seasons with San Antonio Spurs

Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Get to know the four NL playoff teams

Are the Astros the new Royals?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker