Eli does it again! Peyton putting on a show!!

For the 25 time, Eli Manning has led his team to a come from behind win in the 4th quarter.  The Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 29 – 24 after losing a 23 point lead.  Once again, Eli took the Giants down the field in the late stages of the 4th quarter to score the go ahead touchdown.  The Cowboys, overcoming three first half turnovers, had stormed back and with 44 seconds left, appeared to have once again taken the lead with Romo’s pass to Dez White in the back of the end zone.  The play was ruled a TD on the field but after review, it was clear Bryant’s hand touched out of bounds.  So Eli and the Giants prevail and keep their perfect winning record in Texas Stadium against the Cowboys.  Not a good thing when one of your arch rivals has never lost to you on your home field!!

Meanwhile in Denver, big brother Peyton Manning is having a huge night against the Saints defense.  They lead 24 – 7 in the third quarter, with Manning already having passed for 255 yards, ie. putting on a typical Peyton clinic.  Hold that thought, another pass to Thomas (who has blossomed under the tutelage of the great Peyton) and they are on the verge of another score!  End of the third quarter with Denver looking at first and goal on the 4 yard line.

Another noteworthy performer in this game, Willis McGahee at running back.  This is especially significant given the horrific injury suffered by the hugely talented running back Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina this past Saturday.  Willis McGahee suffered a similar injury in 2003 (see earlier post) and it is good to see he is succeeding at this level.  Gives one hope for the recovery and comeback of Lattimore.

2nd and goal – TD pass to Decker!!  Broncos 31 – Saints 7.  These Broncos are getting good!!!  More to come…Peyton has now thrown for 280 yards!

Game over in Denver, Broncos win 34 – 14.  Peyton passes for 305 yards with 3 touchdowns.  McGahee rushes for 122 yards on 23 carries with one TD.  Vintage Peyton Manning!!

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