The Denver Broncos come to New York in what many hope will be a preview to the Manning Super Bowl in February. For now, we are stuck with a scintillating contest between two brothers that have combined to win three Super Bowls. As of Wednesday September 11, the Broncos are a 4.5 point favorite over the winless Giants. Now let’s take a look at the quarterback matchup.
Peyton Manning had a historic night in the opening game of the season. While Manning got off to a slow start, he heated up rather quickly in the second half. Peyton Manning finished the game with 462 yards passing and he did not throw one interception. Still the big number was the seven touchdown passes that the Baltimore Ravens gave up. Peyton Manning put up all of those stats while competing 64 percent of his passes. Peyton finished with a 141.2 passer rating
Eli Manning had an up and down game in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, the younger Manning started the game with an interception on the first play. It set the tone for the rest of the game. Eli threw three interceptions out of the Giants six turnovers. When Eli was good, he was very good. Manning finished with 450 yards passing and four touchdowns. He also completed 64 percent of his passes.
This game should be highly entertaining and it may come down to which quarterback makes fewer mistakes. If Eli can produce some scores early, then the Giants will have a chance at home. Otherwise, it looks like Peyton and the Broncos’ offense will supply another aerial attack.