The first week of the NFL season opened in insane fashion: Peyton's seven touchdowns, three safeties and shockingly, a Jets win. But nothing took over Twitter quite like the Giants-Cowboys turnover fest in the first quarter.
"You think seven touchdowns is impressive, well watch this, Pey Pey."— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 9, 2013
Eli basically going for the inverse Peyton here.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 9, 2013
Wow, Eli has gone full Romo— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 9, 2013
David Wilson fumbling in an opener against the Cowboys. A Giants September tradition like no other.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 9, 2013
Now, now, Giants, don't hog all the derps. We wanna see some out of Dallas too.— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 9, 2013
I like to think this is the Giants' attempt to get everyone to watch tonight's Breaking Bad live.— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) September 9, 2013
Seriously if you're watching Tony Romo play football there's something less graphic and disturbing on AMC right now.— edsbs (@edsbs) September 9, 2013
Turns out, all Monte Kiffin needed at USC was for Eli Manning to quarterback Oregon. And Arizona. And UCLA. And ...— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 9, 2013
"Man, these offenses are brutal." - Lane Kiffin— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) September 9, 2013
Monte Kiffin's defense has scored as many points as Lane Kiffin's offense.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) September 9, 2013
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Peyton Manning's performance Thursday night was one for the ages.
Peyton Manning ties NFL record for TDs in a game with 7. He. Is. The. Man. Legend. Class act. Superstar. HOFer.— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) September 6, 2013
No quarterback has thrown 7 TD passes in a game since September 28, 1969 (Joe Kapp). Peyton Manning needs one more. @NFLRT— Justin Henry (@JRHWriting) September 6, 2013
From an obscene amount of touchdowns to an illogical rash of safeties, it was a bizarre scoring week in the NFL.
I understand the NFL emphasizing safety but this is ridiculous.— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) September 8, 2013
Ok @MikeGarafolo, 3 safeties today are tied for most in Week 1 (1970, 1993, 1999)— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) September 8, 2013
There were 13 safeties all of last season. There have already been three in the first quarter of the first week.— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) September 8, 2013
The Jets were one of the beneficiaries of those safeties and pulled out a miraculous victory.
COLUMN: Is Geno Smith an Elite Quarterback? Is Mark Sanchez an Elite Lawn Ornament?— Caitlin Kelly (@atotalmonet) September 8, 2013
Things didn't go so well for the Jags who also notched a safety.
#Jaguars made HISTORY today -- first 28-2 final score in NFL history ... also first 21-2 halftime score.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 8, 2013
No disagreement here.
The best moment of the day belongs to Steve Gleason who led Saints fans in a "Who Dat" chant.
Ya had a feeling we couldn't lose today after this: pic.twitter.com/ZosQMhCFKk— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 8, 2013
Quote of the Day:
#49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: "If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one."— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 9, 2013