The Indianapolis Colts may have landed Andrew Luck, but Peyton Manning’s performance the past two seasons as the Denver Brocnos’ starting quarterback surely has some fans wondering what could’ve been. Peyton’s little brother, Eli Manning, has led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl wins, but those seasons seem long ago now that the 2013 NFL season hasn’t started off on the right foot. Today the two brothers face off, Peyton Manning vs Eli Manning, in a game so anticipated that it’s been called the Manning Bowl. The showdown starts at 4:25 Eastern / 1:25 Pacific, so you’ll want to make sure you watch Giants vs Broncos live streaming online to see whether Peyton or Eli wins the 2013 Manning Bowl.
And truly, this afternoon’s game between the Giants and Broncos promises to be a showdown. With Peyton Manning at the helm, the Broncos roll into New York with the NFL’s top-rated offense and top-rated passing attack, although their defense and rushing are notably less capable (both ranked 24th).
Eli Manning has his New York Giants not far behind, with the second-ranked passing and third-ranked offense in the NFL. Much like the Denver Broncos, though, the New York Giants aren’t as potent on the ground (ranked 29th) or on defense (ranked 15th). Clearly the 2013 Manning Bowl is gearing up to be a clinic in efficient offense, so NFL fans are in for a treat when they watch Giants vs Broncos live streaming online (perhaps on CBS’s site).
In spite of their relatively close offensive ratings, the Broncos and Giants have different records. The Broncos last week curb-stomped the Baltimore Ravens, winning the game 49-27. The game was highlighted by none other than Manning Bowl star Peyton Manning, who tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes, a feat nobody had achieved in 44 years.
The Broncos will need Peyton Manning at his finest again today, because their defense didn’t exactly get good news this week. The NFL reported that the Broncos are going into their live Week Two NFL game against New York without their most accomplished defensive player, Champ Bailey, who has been ruled out against the Giants. Bailey will be especially missed since he’d have been an outstanding foil to Eli Manning’s inevitable aerial attack, so it’ll be interesting to watch Giants vs Broncos live streaming online and see how the defense copes with Bailey’s absence this week. It could very well live up to the Manning Bowl moniker.
The New York Giants, meanwhile, lost their home opener 31-36 against the Dallas Cowboys. Trying to live up to his family’s history of being “clutch,” Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes to Victor Cruz and had the Giants positioned for a comeback win against the Cowboys. But as the Giants were down by six and making a last-minute push for a game-winning drive, a pass from Eli Manning bounced off running back De’Rel Scott and flew right into the arms of Brandon Carr, who returned the interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown with 1:50 remaining.
Again, today’s Manning Bowl promises to be a showdown of offenses. Will Peyton Manning slump after his record-tying performance last week, or will he continue his dominance as the Denver Broncos’ starting QB? Will Eli Manning get his Giants team back on track and march them toward another Super Bowl appearance, or are those days now in the Giants’ rear-view mirror? One thing’s for sure: much of America will be clamoring to watch Giants vs Broncos live streaming online or on CBS to see which of the Manning brothers comes out on top, and the Week Two game promises to be an offensive clinic of epic proportions.