That statement should say it all. The Giants are on the road on national television, which always spells trouble. Especially after an emotional home victory.
The Colts lost last week to Houston in embarrassing fashion, allowing an unknown rookie to register the biggest season debut since O.J. Simpson. They are looking to rebound.
In Indianapolis, they like their sports fast. The most famous auto race in world is held there each year and they have a basketball teamed named the Pacers. They once had a hockey team named the Racers and the University calls its teams the Greyhounds.
That being said, look for a fast-paced shootout between the most famous brothers in American sports - the Mannings. After last week's dud in Washington and the Jets-Ravens tooth-extraction Monday night, the country is ready for an aerial show. They'll get one.
The NFL an NBC are hoping that Archie and Olivia's two youngest sons will provide a memorable evening. No need to hope. It's going to happen.
The Giants' new defense is perfect for Peyton Manning. They invite short passes and he loves to throw them. In an effort to prevent big plays, the Giants will will be victimized by many small ones. They will all add up to trouble. A death by a thousand cuts, if you will.
The Giants will have their way with the Colts on offense. Indy can't stop the run, which is something the Giants can still do very well in certain circumstances.
The Giants will throw frequently regardless. Eli does not get paid to hand off, as you know....WR Hakeem Nicks, who scored three times last week may not be able to play on that sore ankle. No worries, here comes Victor Cruz, one of the league's most popular young players....
The officials will try their best to let the game be decided by the Mannings. It is important they get this right. Barring the unforeseen, the brothers will not play each other until 2014. The NFL wants a fair fight.
My prediction is 41-35. No idea who will come out on top, but one thing is for sure, the viewers will come away winners.