Even if he felt invincible, mentally.
Physically, I don’t know how much that really mattered, Beckham said. I got my 20, 30 plays or whatever it was, and just tried to make the most of them.
In many regards, Beckham is the queen on the Giants chess board. He has the ability to move in any direction, cutting through New York’s opposition, covering greater distances than the other pieces on the board.
But if the Giants pawns do nothing to protect their king (Manning), it will be check and mate each time the New York offense takes the field.
Falcons edge rusher Vic Beasley was ruled questionable to return with a hamstring injury.
Field goal. The Packers appeared to score a much-needed touchdown before it was called back for offensive pass interference. They had to settle for a 28-yard Mason Crosby field goal, instead, to cap an 11-play, 65-yard drive. 31-10, Falcons.
Vic Beasley absolutely blasted Aaron Rodgers, who was able to get rid of the ball with a toss down the line of scrimmage. His pass landed as a fumble, which Desmond Trufant recovered and returned for a Falcons touchdown. They play stood upon replay review. 31-7, Falcons.
Houston wasn’t intimidated by the Patriots in the first half.
With Houston trailing 7-3 after an early Brady touchdown pass to Gronkowski, the Texans’ defense handed Watson great field position on the Patriots 44. The rookie responded with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington.
Watson got caught trying to do too much a few drives later and paid for it when Stephon Gilmore intercepted his pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins and returned it 39 yards to the Houston 12. Brady took the lead back two plays later when he hit a wide-open Chris Hogan across the middle for a 7-yard score.