1. You may have watched the Giants’ 36-7 thrashing of the Panthers on Thursday night. It was a big win for two reasons. First, many experts felt going into the game that the banged up Giants were losing their edge after two mediocre performances to open the season, but they were easily able to erase that with last night’s dominant performance. The win moves the Giants to 2-1 and sets up a critical matchup for first place with the Eagles in Week 4. Although New York must make the short trip to Philadelphia, they will have a significant advantage heading in—three extra days to prepare for their NFC East rival.
2. Want a lesson on big-time, high-stakes football? Look no further than Sunday night’s matchup between the Patriots and Ravens in Baltimore. Here’s what you need to know: The Ravens should have been playing New York last February, but receiver Lee Evans dropped an easy touchdown and kicker Billy Cundiff choked when he missed a chip shot field goal that would have sent his team to the Super Bowl. The Ravens and Patriots are both coming off difficult losses from a week ago and I’m sure both teams would like to make a statement about their title intentions on Sunday night. It should be a tremendous game, but I ultimately expect Baltimore to exact revenge and come away with the win.
3. Trying to impress some people with your knowledge? Here’s a couple of trends that will make you sound pretty darn smart when you’re hanging out with the boys today, so be sure to throw them out there. After two weeks, Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick is on pace to break Drew Brees’ single-season passing record by eclipsing the 5,500 yard mark. Pretty good, right? One little problem—he’s also on pace for an absurd 48 interceptions. Something tells me that if keeps that pace up that Andy Reid won’t let Vick won’t have the opportunity to break either record.