NFL Watch // Giant Rally in Big D

words // Brandon Richard

In the first week of the NFL season, Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to spoil the New York Giants’ home opener. However, the Giants have went 6-1 since, while the Cowboys have rolled off an unimpressive 2-4 run. With the defending champs now firing on all cylinders, Sunday’s second meeting between the two teams had long-term division title implications, as the Giants couldn’t afford another loss to a rival.

Early in the game, it looked like New York would coast to a decisive win. They scored the game’s first 23 points, including three Lawrence Tynes field goals, an Andre Brown run and Jason Pierre-Paul interception. However, the Cowboys responded by scoring 24 unanswered points of their own between the middle of the second and third quarters. Dallas entered the final frame holding a 24-23 advantage, but the game’s most clutch quarterback stood on the opposing sideline.

The Giants turned up the defense in the fourth, forcing a fumble and picking of off a Tony Romo pass on Dallas’ first two possessions. Tynes successfully converted two field goals in the quarter, giving New York a 29-24 lead. Romo found wide receiver Dez Bryant late for what appeared to be a miracle game-winning touchdown pass, but it was called back after review showed Bryant landing out of bounds. Time then expired on Dallas and the Giants picked up the revenge win they were looking for.

Also in Week 8, the Miami Dolphins picked up their third straight win by blowing out the division rival New York Jets; Andrew Luck guided the Indianapolis Colts to their fourth win of the season against the Tennessee Titans; the New England Patriots blasted the St. Louis Rams at Wembley Stadium; the Atlanta Falcons stayed perfect by topping the troubled Philadelphia Eagles; the Detroit Lions picked up a big win against the Seattle Seahawks; the Chicago Bears found a way to hold off the Carolina Panthers to move to 6-1; Peyton and the Denver Broncos continued their turnaround with a dominant victory over the New Orleans Saints; and the San Francisco 49ers sent the Arizona Cardinals back down to earth by limiting them to just 3 points at home on Monday night.

Check out this week’s NFL Watch for a look at the football cleats that hit the field for these games and more.

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NFL Watch // Giant Rally in Big D

Jason Pierre-Paul wearing Under Armour Nitro III

Jason Pierre-Paul takes flight in the Under Armour Nitro III.

Eli Manning wearing Reebok Custom Cleats

Eli Manning scrambles in custom Reebok football cleats.

Hakeem Nicks wearing Jordan Super.Fly Breast Cancer Awareness

Hakeem Nicks runs after making a catch in Breast Cancer Awareness Jordan Super.Fly cleats.

Josh Freeman wearing Air Jordan IX 9 Turf PE

Josh Freeman tosses a pass in PE Retro 9 Turf Jordan shoes.

Ben Roethlisberger wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low

Ben Roethlisberger scrambles in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low.

Julio Jones wearing Under Armour Mercenary II

Julio Jones makes a touchdown reception in Mercenary II Under Armour football cleats.

Trent Richardson wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro

Trent Richardson had a big game on the ground wearing the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro.

Jay Cutler wearing Nike Air Huarache 2K4 D Cleats

Jay Cutler throws a pass in Air Huarache 2K4 D Nike football cleats.

James Jones wearing Under Armour Blur Power in Pink

James Jones runs hard after making a grab in the “Power in Pink” Under Armour Blur.

Andrew Luck wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low

Andrew Luck drops back in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low.

Darren McFadden wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4

Darren McFadden runs out of bounds in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite.

Olivier Vernon wearing Under Armour Highlight

Olivier Vernon returns a blocked punt for a touchdown in the Under Armour Highlight.

Brandon Lloyd wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite

Brandon Lloyd finds his mark in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite.

Titus Young wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid BCA

Titus Young celebrates his game-winning touchdown in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid BCA.

Eric Decker wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low

Eric Decker catches one of his two touchdowns in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low.

Michael Crabtree wearing Jordan Super.Fly Low Breast Cancer Awareness

Michael Crabtree caught a couple of touchdown passes in a Breast Cancer Awareness Jordan Super.Fly Low PE.