It was Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos who were celebrating last night after they crushed Eli and the Giants 41-23 in the MetLife Stadium.
In the third ever 'Manning Bowl', Peyton threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, cooling off from last Thursday's seven touchdown season opener against the Ravens.
The Giants' started off with an error-prone loss to NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, in Week One and although they had no fumbles, they did have four interceptions as they chased the Broncos.
The first half only had one touchdown, Knowshon Moreno sealed his starting spot with a 20 yard run, after fellow Denver RB, Monte Ball had fumbled in the end-zone. The half finished 10-9 with Josh Brown's three field goals keeping the Giants close.
After the break though the game came alive, two touchdown drives back-to-back with Wes Welker bringing in a two-yard reception for Denver before the returning, Brandon Jacobs smashed home a one-yard run.
However, Moreno would go off again, turning the Giants' corner for a 25 yard TD run, his second of the game. If there was any doubt he'd be the feature back going forward, then that run destroyed it.
The Broncos kept going in the fourth, Julius Thomas continued his fine start to the season with an 11 yard catch and Trindon Holliday came up big on special teams to score an 81 yard punt return - putting the Broncos up 38-16 with 10 minutes to play.
A 23 yard TD catch for Da'Rel Scott with just under five minutes left was too little, too late for Eli and the Giants and a 47 yard Matt Prater field goal capped off the game for the Broncos who move to 2-0 and look prime Superbowl contenders going forward.
The game was special for Peyton for another reason, the sure-fire Hall-of-Famer passed the 60,000 passing yards mark on the first drive of the game. He's the third play to do so, after Brett Favre and Dan Marino and is on course to overtake Marino's mark of 61,361 yards.
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