Run 'N' Shoot: Is Peyton Done?
Run 'N' Shoot: Is Peyton Done?

This article is part of our Run 'N' Shoot series.

As much as I want to start in Buffalo, any Week 1 recap has to begin in Dallas, where the Giants simply handed the Cowboys a win. I'm not sure which part was the worst – calling a pass play up by three on third-and-goal from the 1 with 1:43 remaining, Eli throwing the ball away on that play (and stopping the clock) or the Giants kicking a field goal on the ensuing fourth down. If New York had called two straight runs, its worst-case scenario was Dallas getting the ball on its own 1 with a minute left, needing a field goal to tie (and playing for such). Instead, the Giants gave Dallas more time, better field position and forced them to play for the win. We won't see worse coaching in the end-game all year.

(Edit by Stopa: Holy schmoly. I just read a quote from Rashad Jennings that the coaches told him not to score. No flippin' way ... I can't make this up; it's too bizarre. Now, to be clear, there are scenarios where an offense should not score, but Sunday night plainly wasn't one of them.)

It wasn't all good fortune for Dallas, though, as Dez Bryant is out 4-6 weeks. Jason Witten is an obvious upgrade with Dez shelved, and Terrance Williams is an immediate waiver add.

Now ... how about them Bills? If you didn't watch, the 27-14 final doesn't do the throttling justice. Buffalo led 24-0 at one point and made

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Mark Stopa
Mark Stopa has been sharing his fantasy insights for Rotowire since 2007. Mark is the 2010 and 2012 Staff Picks champion (eat your heart out, Chris Liss) and won Rotowire's 14-team Staff League II in consecutive seasons. He roots for the Bills and has season tickets on the second row, press level to the Rays.
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