Admittedly, it had taken us some time to get used to Andy Reid coaching the Kansas City Chiefs after 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Something about those red shirts Reid wears ... it still hasn't quite sunk in yet. [Play Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: The No. 1 free fantasy football game! ] Good to know we're not alone here with this. With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter in Sunday's Chiefs victory over the New York Giants, Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for what the referees marked off as a 17-yard completion and a first down on 3rd-and-17. But Reid challenged the spot, feeling it was short in what was a close game with the Chiefs leading 10-7 in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The hungry Kansas City Chiefs defense must be salivating at the thought of Eli Manning and the turnover-prone New York Giants coming to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
COMMENTARY | An 0-3 start certainly isn't how the New York Giants envisioned the beginning of the 2013 NFL season, and more importantly, neither is the dismal performance of Eli Manning through Week 3.
In most instances, 0-3 is pretty much a death sentence in the NFL. But this year's group of 0-3 teams is very interesting. There are six 0-3 teams, and only one is completely hopeless. Of the other five, someone is going to make a serious run back up these power rankings. But which one? It's still hard to envision Pittsburgh bottoming out. Not with that coaching staff, that cast of veterans, a good quarterback and a solid defense. Minnesota and Washington were in the playoffs last year, so there's talent on both squads. The Vikings probably should have won at Chicago two weeks ago. Minnesota's loss to the Browns last week was disheartening, but maybe there's a comeback somewhere here. In Tampa Bay, it's hard to hear a heartbeat with the Buccaneers, but this is still a good defense, quarterback Josh Freeman has been good before (I know, it's hard to remember that long ago) and included in their 0-3 record are two horrible late losses including a game they gave away to a very good Saints team. But if you're picking one 0-3 team to rise from the dead, isn't it the Giants? Yeah, I know the flaws. The pass rush is not what it was, the running game has gone belly up, that was a horrendous outing at Carolina last week ... I get all that. But you shouldn't be ready to totally write them off yet. Tom Coughlin is a good coach. Eli Manning is a good quarterback with good weapons. They've turned in stink bomb performances before, and while it's hard to say why, it's just what they do. As bad as it looks for the Giants, I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of them. Someone among the 0-3 teams is going to make a charge. It won't be Jacksonville. It's hard to completely rule out any of the other five, however. And now, onto the power rankings with three weeks in the books:
The ESPN documentary ''The Book of Manning'' shows a new generation of football fans that Peyton and Eli Manning got their athleticism and acumen from good bloodlines as well as their strong work ethic.
Eli Manning went down seven times, EJ Manuel one more than that Sunday. NFL teams are on a near-record sacks pace, and it's not solely because of what defenses are doing. These spread-out offenses are making quarterbacks more vulnerable than ever.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.
What does this say more about ... the Carolina Panthers' defense or the New York Giants' offense? In a 38-0 Carolina whitewash that few saw coming, the Giants' Eli Manning was sacked seven times — six coming in the first 17 minutes of the game — and were miserable offensively in the first quarter, finding themselves down 31-zilch at the half. [Play Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: The No. 1 free fantasy football game! ] First, credit the dominant front of the Panthers. They came at the Giants from all angles, led by Greg Hardy, who rushed from inside and out to collect three sacks. Star Lotulelei was a monster inside, and Charles Johnson (sack, three QB hits) was Mr. Outside, as usual. It was a stunning performance by the Panthers' defense, which held the Giants to one yard or fewer on 15 of the Giants' first 24 plays.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina's defense sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.
COMMENTARY | The New York Giants suffered another tough defeat in Week 2 at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The Giants struggled to run the ball for the second week in a row, totaling only 23 yards on 19 attempts. Once again, turnovers proved to be the Giants' biggest concern, with Eli Manning throwing 4 interceptions. The Giants have given the ball away 10 times, an astounding number after only two weeks of NFL action.

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