The New York Giants unleashed their newest weapon, Odell Beckham, Jr., and the rookie speedster was certainly worth the wait. Beckham caught his first NFL pass, as well as his first NFL touchdown, and provided a much-needed offensive lift. After a mediocre first half, the Giants’ defense clamped down on Matt Ryan and company, and New York won going away, 30-20, at MetLife Stadium.
Whatever elixir the New York Giants drank between weeks two and three of the NFL regular season should be saved for future use. Not only did the team even its record at 2-2 over the past two weeks; they also have become healthier than we have seen in several seasons. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons come into MetLife Stadium sporting the same 2-2 record but with a fistful of question marks, especially across the offensive line.
The Atlanta Falcons (2-2) crashed and burned in a road loss to the Minnesota Vikings 41-28 on Sunday, amid a plethora of injuries. The New York Giants (2-2), on the other hand, come into this week’s contest relatively healthy and riding a two game winning streak.
This was a game that most experts picked New England to lose, but the Patriots persevered on Sunday night to earn a 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The victory allowed New England to keep pace with the undefeated Miami Dolphins for first place in the AFC East.
The 3-0 New England Patriots won’t play the 3-0 Miami Dolphins for another month, but after the AFC East rival Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons last week 27-23, New England’s Week Four contest at Atlanta should give the Pats some idea of where they stand compared to the Fins.
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