By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
NFL’s Week 5 games on Sunday featured some epic shenanigans, so without further ado, let’s tackle them head on…
Peyton Manning, as expected, continues to devour all manner of NFL defenses. If the Dallas Cowboys were hoping to lasso up this bandito in their rodeo game against the bucking Denver Broncos, let’s just say they’ll need a new sheriff in town. Manning threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in a 51-48 win that proved this NLF town’s only big enough for one, and it ain’t the rodeo clown Cowboys.
While quarterback Tony Romo certainly spurred the Dallas posse into fighting a brutal match, throwing for 506 yards and five touchdowns, he tripped over his own spurs by tossing an interception with 1:57 left on the clock. This opened the way for the Broncos to break free from their cages and stampede to victory. Now, Manning and his boys are 5-0.
On the other side of the tracks, last year’s NFL Rookie of the Year runners-up Andrew Luck from the Colts and Russell Wilson from the Seahawks took turns pummeling each other. As Luck would have it (sorry, couldn’t help myself), Wilson’s strong performance wasn’t quite enough to keep his beloved birds from being crushed beneath the horseshoes of the Colts, 34-28. If the Seattle defense and Richard Sherman had been tougher against the Colts receivers, the Seahawks might not have dropped to 4-1 on the season.
But hey, at least they’re not 0-5 like the Giants, sporting three interceptions like Eli Manning, or painfully meowing like the 0-5 Jaguars.