New York Giants Vs. Indianapolis Colts: Live Blog, Stats, Analysis

John Borgolini@TheJohnPastaContributor ISeptember 19, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to pass  against the Carolina Panthers during the NFL season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Giants: 0 Colts 17  -  First Quarter

Manning Bowl II. Here it finally is. No more of the media killing it. The mainstream media story may be who the better Manning is tonight, but the real story is clearly with the two teams.

Peyton holds the 1-0 advantage with the victory coming in 2006 (the year the Colts won the Super Bowl) with the Giants falling just short in their impressive fourth-quarter comeback attempt.

Now it's 2010, and both teams come off very interesting week one performances with questions surrounding both teams.

Are the New York Giants as dominant on defense as they were last week which reminded many of 2007, or were the Carolina Panthers just that weak of an opponent? If you read my post earlier in the week you know what my take is, and the Panthers pitiful performance today only strengthens my belief that they are a potential 2011 top-pick team.

The Indianapolis Colts also come into this matchup with noticeable question marks. Is their offensive line as ineffective as they proved throughout the preseason and week 1? Can their defense stop the run?

Yes, they are without safety Bob Sanders, but they really have to be used to that now.

The one certainty that we do know is that at 8:30 p.m. we will witness the beginning of a great game.

Please leave your comments below for your impressions or to let me know how insightful I am or just to let me k  how much of an idiot I am (which seems to be the popular belief).


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