The Colts vs Giants 2010 matchup was hyped as Manning Bowl II. Yet the Colts vs Giants 2010 score showed only one Manning at his best, as the Colts vs Giants showdown was decided very quickly. Peyton Manning needed a good showing, after Indianapolis made everyone afraid with their opening loss to Houston. If they fell to Eli Manning and New York, they would actually be 0-2 and in early danger. Yet the Colts vs Giants 2010 score halted all worries, as the 38-14 Indianapolis win gave Peyton an 2-0 lead over Eli.
A few years ago, Peyton didn’t secure his first win over Eli until the end. This time, it took a little less effort, as the elder Manning and his defense dominated. Peyton Manning had three touchdowns and 255 yards, while Eli Manning had three fumbles, four sacks and one interception.
The Colts vs Giants 2010 score was never in doubt, as Indianapolis jumped out to a 24-0 lead at halftime. Their Manning got two of those touchdowns, including a 50-yard strike to Dallas Clark, while New York’s Manning could not get going. Although Eli got a 54-yard touchdown to start the second half, his fumble a few minutes later gave Indianapolis another score.
Since the Manning brothers last met in 2006, both had won a Super Bowl championship. However, the gap between Peyton and Eli has remained constant, and the Colts vs Giants 2010 matchup illuminated that. The game was also a huge reversal from both teams’ opening week results.
Indianapolis was starting to worry after losing in Week 1 to Houston, but they are still on track to win 12 games again. However, with the Texans at 2-0, winning the AFC South might still be more difficult than usual.
As for New York, the Colts vs Giants 2010 score was a big step back, after their opening victory against Carolina. Brandon Jacobs made more news for throwing his helmet in the stands, while the rest of the Giants’ running attack could not do much damage.
After all these years, Eli Manning remains an excessively up-and-down quarterback — and, unfortunately for New York, the Colts vs Giants 2010 showdown came on a down week for him. But Peyton Manning is more consistent, and more capable of a quick recovery from a down week.
The Giants are not done with the AFC South yet, as they host Tennessee next week. Meanwhile, the Colts go back on the road to visit Denver.
Yahoo Sports- “Peyton, Colts beat up Eli in 38-14 rout of Giants”
New York Post- “Giants can blow it as well as anyone”