Giants Smash Mouth Broncos
The New York Giants were 12-point underdogs heading into Sunday Night's match up against the Denver Broncos. New York didn't have Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the lineup.
New York surprisingly dominated the line of scrimmage all game long and defeated Denver 23-10, for New York's first victory of the season. With the Giants leading 3-0 in the second quarter, Eli Manning threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram.
Engram finished with 5 receptions for 82 yards receiving and a touchdown. Manning completed 11-of-19 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. Roger Lewis was the Giants number one receiver heading into the game and he had a catch for 15 yards.
The biggest story of the night is how well the Giants offensive line played against the Broncos front seven. Orleans Darkwa rushed for 117 yards on 21 carries and Wayne Gallman rushed for 27 yards on 9 carries. The Broncos front seven is no cupcake to go up against.
With New York leading 10-3 late in the second, Janoris Jenkins picked off Trevor Siemian and he returned it 43 yards to the house. With Denver trailing 20-3 late in the fourth, Siemian threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Heuerman.
Siemian completed 29-of-50 passes for 376 yards one touchdown and 2 interceptions. Demaryius Thomas was the leading receiver for Denver with 10 catches for 133 yards receiving. Emmanuel Sanders left the game in the fourth for the Broncos with a ankle injury. Aldrick Rosas made three field goals for the Giants (25, 51, and 40 yards).
New York was disciplined all game long and Denver was just bulldozed. Ben McAdoo gave up the play calling duties and Mike Sullivan called the plays for the Giants. New York will face the Seattle Seahawks (3-2) next Sunday and the Broncos will travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers (2-4) next Sunday.