Beckham returned for the Giants on Monday after being held out Week 1 with a sprained ankle. The Giants offense in his absence scored three points against the Cowboys in a game it looked allergic to fluidity.
This week, the Giants got the star on their Christmas tree back but were still suffering from a wilting stump. Manning was sacked fives times and under duress on a number of other occasions. Though the Giants were hopeful Beckham’s inclusion in the lineup would be the tonic to fixing a disoriented offense, the Giants lost to Detroit, 24-10, and are still searching for answers on a young, winless season, especially on offense.
We’re only going to go where we take it, Beckham said. It’s in our hands.
The Packers, who beat the Seahawks in Week 1, turned the page to the Falcons, yet another NFC contender, for an early-season clash and possible playoff preview. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan certainly was more entertaining than Rodgers vs. Russell Wilson turned out to be in a defensive battle. Atlanta improved to 2-0 on the season, while Green Bay fell to 1-1.
Touchdown. An Aaron Rodgers shovel pass to Ty Montgomery for a 1-yard touchdown, including the extra point, cut Atlanta’s lead to 11 points with 5:51 left to play. The score capped an eight-play, 85-yard drive that took just 3:44 off the clock. 34-23, Falcons.
Western Kentucky would then respond with a go-ahead touchdown that put the Hilltoppers up 26-21. It all led to Joe Brown’s pick-six with 1:13 left that sealed the win for Western Kentucky, along with the misery for those on Ball State and the under.