The Monday Night contest between the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts figured to be a tough test for the host team. But after Indy was thrashed to the tune of 51 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the visiting Colts may have gotten a loud wake-up call.
The New York Football Giants are looking for their first September win in over two years, as Big Blue hosts the Houston Texans on Sunday. New York lost two key contributors, cornerback Walter Thurmond and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, for the season in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals last weekend.
The Houston Texans are a surprising 2-0 under new head coach Bill O’Brien. Meanwhile, the New York Football Giants are still winless after losing their home opener to the Arizona Cardinals 25-14 on Sunday. This week, $100 million man J.J. Watt comes into the Big Apple looking to extend the Giants’ misery.
Thanks to big games by running back LaGarrette Blount and linebacker Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.
This AFC Divisional Playoff Game features legendary New England quarterback Tom Brady against Indy’s Andrew Luck, who seems to be a legend in the making.
Three seasons ago, Peyton Manning sat on the sidelines with an injury that many thought may end his career. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck out of Stanford and the rebuilding was about to begin. Little did anyone realize that the rebuilding would start immediately.
Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans turned out to be the “trap” game New England fans were afraid of, but in the end the Patriots earned their second comeback victory in a row.
The New England Patriots have a reputation for playing their best football in December. Beginning with their December 1 meeting against a struggling Houston Texans team, the Patriots will get an opportunity to re-enforce that reputation.
The New England Patriots are in a good position to earn the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the return of several injured players will definitely improve their chances.