Denver Broncos Opponent Preview: New York Giants
After the Denver Broncos return from their bye week, the team will welcome their second NFC opponent in 2017, the New York Giants, to Mile High.
After a bye week which I believe is too soon for the Denver Broncos, the team will welcome their second NFC opponent. The New York Giants will be the final NFC opponent the Broncos will face at home.
The New York Giants will look to improve on their 11-5 season. In the past few seasons, Eli Manning and company have proven to be a solid playoff contender. There have been times that the season has not worked for them. However, they have shared some success.
In the last ten seasons, they have won two Super Bowls. Both over the New England Patriots. Last year saw the Giants lose in the Wild Card round to the Green Bay Packers.
The Giants saw some improvement on paper via free agency during the 2017 season. Will that transition to the playing field? The first few games will tell a lot about this team.
Let us take a look at what the New York Giants have been up to this offseason.
2017 NFL Draft
Evan Engram, Tight End, Ole Miss
Dalvin Tomlinson, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
Davis Webb, Quarterback, California
Wayne Gallman Jr., Running Back, Clemson
Avery Moss, Defensive End, Youngstown State
Adam Bisnowaty, Offensive Tackle, Pittsburgh
Key Signings: Brandon Marshall (WR), D.J. Fluker (OT), Jason Pierre-Paul (resigned)
Key Departure: Jonathan Hankins (signed with Indianapolis)
The Denver Broncos defense will have their hands full with this team. Eli Manning might be getting up their in age, but he is no push over. With Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr. as the receivers, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. better be ready.
The Giants defense has some solid players. With players in the front seven and in the secondary that can make plays, it will not be easy for either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch.
Denver will need to come out guns blazing for this game. On paper, it will be a close matchup. Having this game on Sunday Night Football was a good choice by the schedule makers.
If Vance Joseph can come up with a solid game plan and get Eli Manning off his game early on, then there is no doubt he can be forced into turnovers. Seeing Eli Manning all these years and once live, the best way to get him off his game is to create pressure.
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That is where Von Miller and Shane Ray will come in. The offensive line of the New York Giants is pretty solid, but I am certain that both linebackers can exploit their weakness.
This will be an exciting game to look forward to. The two teams only see each other once every four years. I look forward to a great game.