It was the tale of two halves for Eli Manning and the New York Giants in their Week 2 match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And Manning's second half was so good that he nearly had the greatest passing day by a Giants' quarterback ever. Just imagine what his stat-line would be like without the abysmal first half.
After throwing three interceptions in the first half allowing the Buccaneers to jump out to a 27-13 lead early in the third quarter, Manning caught fire and led the Giants to an incredible comeback. The two-time Super Bowl MVP threw for 295 yards in the second half (243 of them in the fourth quarter), two touchdown passes to help the Giants edge the Bucs 41-34. Manning finished with 510 passing yards on 31 of 51 passes, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
"This team always says we're going to come back. It's just a confidence level you've got to have," Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks said. "Eli is an elite quarterback, so there's a confidence that he can get it done."
While Manning's air-attack led the Giants to their first win of the season, other teams got it done on the ground.
Reggie Bush helped out fantasy owners with a 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Oakland in leading Miami to its first win of the season. Trent Richardson showed why he was was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. And C.J. Spiller nearly duplicated his Week 1 performance as the Bills dominated the Chiefs.
Despite the NFL's historic scoring output over the first two weeks, a few defenses made sure future opponents will account for them later on in the season.
Seattle's D shut down Dallas only allowing only seven points and Green Bay's Clay Matthews already surpassed his 2011 sack total with a dominant showing against Chicago.
Who do you think put on the best performance of Week 2?