BROTHER DUEL GOES TO COLTS WINNER
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
It was the first day of NFL 06/07 and the first game in NFL history that both team's quarterback are brother. Peyton Manning of Indianapolis Colts was welcomed Eli Manning of New York Giants. A key player of the game was neither quarterback but a kicker. Adam Vinatieri, who joined Colts from AFL North topteam New England Patriots, was made the 4th field goal this night to give the new team a 26-21 victory.
30 year-old Peyton almost passed Colts' recievers to go deep into the red zone but Giants deffence worked firmly near the goalline to force the opponent to take field goal attempt. 5 year-old younger Eli took well-balanced option to give the Giants long gains in both rushig and passing a few times but New York kicker Jay Feely missed a 40 yard field goal attempt and that was what both teams had been devided.
Afterwards, two brothers made a touchdown pass to show the things the football fans at Giants Stadium wanted before ending the half with a Indy's 16-7 lead and no punts. Into the second half New York deffence was still alive to bring home one interception and two punts despite one touchdown and ending field goal. Their miscues were in offence. An RB's fumble after turnover by Interception in 3Q and a QB's interception after a reciever's penalty in 4Q, which seemed much controversially, might prevent Giants from coming from behind.
Colts and Giants, Peyton and Eli, they will surely give us exciting plays until the 41st Super Bowl in Miami.
Indianapolis 26-21 NY Giants (10 Sep)
(03-00)1Q FG K Vinatieri 26 yd
(06-00)2Q FG K Vinatieri 32 yd
(13-00)2Q TD TE Clark 2 yd catch with e.p. made
(13-07)2Q TD WR Burress 34 yd catch with e.p. made
(16-07)2Q FG K Vinatieri 48 yd
(16-14)3Q TD TE Shockey 15 yd catch with e.p. made
(23-14)4Q TD RB Rhodes 1 yd run with e.p. made
(23-21)4Q TD RB Jacobs 1 yd run with e.p. made
(26-21)4Q FG K Vinatieri 32 yd