“It’s strange, strange situation, strange circumstance,” Peyton Manning said following Sunday’s 41-23 win over the Giants, and his younger brother Eli. “A good team win, but I don’t know how, it’s kind of hard, it’s a unique situation. Not many other players have to go through this so you can’t really ask too many people for advice on it.”
“I think both of us are glad that it’s over with. Postseason’s one thing, but I don’t believe I’ll make it to the next regular-season one. I think this will be the end of it. I know I’ll be happy about that and I think my family will (too).”
Eli Manning and the Giants now look to pick up the pieces as they prepare to face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in week 3. The Giants 0-2 start may seem troubling to Big Blue nation, but one important fact to keep in mind is that the Giants have been 0-2 before. Most recently during the 2007 season when they fought their way back and went on to win the first Superbowl of the Eli Manning/Tom Coughlin era.
The Giants schedule definitely softens up from this point on, so if you’re an optimist you may be feeling pretty good about the outlook for the rest of the season. Although on the other hand, the lack of a running game, glaring holes on the offensive line, and questionable defense could spell doom and gloom for Big Blue this year.
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