Week 2 – Jets/Eagles/Giants Quick Recap

by Ed Magdziak • September 19, 2011 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1079

Jets 32, Jaguars 3

Is there anyone who likes the Jets throwback uniforms? Anyone? Rex Ryan does. The Jets are now 5-1 when wearing the old Titan colors. Looking at the score you might think that the J-E-T-S were an offensive powerhouse. You’d be wrong. A nice first drive ending with a Mark Sanchez 17-yard TD pass to Santonio Holmes. From there not much else to get too excited about. When your main back only gets 49 yards and your top receiver is the tight end there could be issues.

The defense however was pretty stellar. Of course it helps when your opponent resembles a bad high school team. Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown couldn’t hit the ocean throwing a football off a rowboat. He threw four interceptions and had no passing touchdowns.

Yes the Jets won. However, they do not play the Jags every week. With Baltimore, New England and San Diego in the upcoming weeks the Jets will have to bring those anemic offensive numbers up if they want to keep the winning streak going this season.

Photo by D. Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles 31, Falcons 35

It is never good when your star quarterback walks off the field spitting out blood. Michael Vick had to leave the game late in the 3rd quarter after his helmet collided with his own guard Todd Herremans’ helmet. Ouch. That didn’t look good. Reports in today say Vick is fine but I doubt he will be back next Sunday when the Eagles take on the Giants.

In a battle of two of the best teams in the NFC it did not disappoint. Before Vick left the game he had racked up 242 yards with 2 TDs. Maclin was his favored target of the night finishing the game with a whopping 171 yards with 2 TDs. Unfortunately he dropped a pass from back up quarterback Mike “The Insect” Kafka that could have been the winning drive.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a fair yardage game (only 195 yards) but had 4 passing TDs. That combined with RB Michael Turner’s 114 were too much for the Eagles to overcome. I wouldn’t be too surprised if these 2 teams meet in the NFC Championship later this year.

Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

Giants 28, Rams 16

The Giants notched their first win of the season in East Rutherford against the St. Louis Rams tonight. Eli Manning started out looking flat and with an interception but settled down into an okay game.  Not too many of those “Ah-Shucks” looks from Eli.

Sorry, fantasy football Giants and Rams owners, this wasn’t the game for you. But, a win is a win for this Giants team who are struggling with a lot of injuries right now.

The big highlight of the evening for the G-men was the Dominik Hixon acrobatic 31-yard catch for a TD at the end of the second quarter.  However, he injured his knee on the play which is something the Giants don’t need right now. The Giant defense also contributed a touchdown when Michael Boley returned a fumble for 65 yards into the end zone.

Second year Ram quarterback, Sam Bradford, looked impressive with 331 yards and a touchdown. But, with key injuries to running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Danny Amendola, Bradford didn’t have his full arsenal of weapons.

The Giants need to be sharper if they want to beat higher-caliber teams this year but they’ll take the “W” nonetheless.

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