With Peyton Manning tying a record for touchdown passes and giving up 36 points in a loss to the Cowboys in Week 1, the New York Giants have a lot to fear going into their Week 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos. With that said, Giants cornerback Antrel Rolle told reporters today that his defense “doesn’t fear” Peyton Manning and the high-powered Broncos offense.
"Peyton, we all know what he brings to the table, one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, a true Hall of Famer. But at the same time, that doesn't fear us. We're going to go out there and we're going to play defense the way we know how to play defense. We all put on our pants the same way," Rolle said.
Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdown passes and 462 yards in the Broncos’ Thursday night win against the Ravens. Due to the NFL’s rules regarding concussions, the Giants will be without starting cornerback Prince Amukamara.
"Peyton is a rhythm kind of quarterback, and he loves the game to be ran to his tempo," Rolle said. "Once you get him out of his comfort zone, he's like any other quarterback."
If Rolle isn’t concerned about the defensive matchups against Denver, he should be concerned of his offense. Eli Manning and the Giants offense turned the ball over six times in the Sunday night loss in Dallas.
If any opposing quarterback is able to go touchdown-for-touchdown with Peyton Manning, it’s his younger brother Eli. If the Giants fall to Peyton’s Broncos, they will fall to 0-2 on the season; a scenario which would be wise to avoid considering how the Philadelphia Eagles played last night.