Denver Broncos Game Thread: Can Broncos Make Big Blue Bluer

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis #99 of the Denver Broncos tackle running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis #99 of the Denver Broncos tackle running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos, breaking out their blue duds, will try to make a bad start to the season for the New York Giants even bluer.

Sunday night, the Denver Broncos will wear all blue and try to make the New York Giants bluer than usual. This is the game the Broncos have decided to wear their blue jerseys, dating back to the late 90’s.

The wounded Giants come into Denver sporting an 0-5 record. The loss of star WR Odell Beckham is just the tip of the iceberg. The full injury report is right here:

The Giants are without seven starters. That is astounding. It will be eight if safety Landon Collins cannot go. When you’re questionable, a coin flip chance exists you will not play. Nevertheless, the Broncos still need to focus.

History is on the Broncos’ side. They are 4-1 all-time at home against the Giants, with the only loss coming in 1989. Since 2011, the advent of the Peyton Manning era, the Broncos have an NFL-high 19 primetime home games.

In these games, the Broncos are 15-3 (.833) so modern history is also on their side. The MGM Grand and Palace Stations of Las Vegas have the Broncos as 12-point favorites. In so much as the Giants are unhealthy, the Broncos are as healthy as they’ve been in weeks.

Incidentally, the Broncos’ defense is #1 against the run (50.3 yards per game). The Giants are 30th at running the ball (77.8 yards per game). Additionally, the Broncos’ running offense is third (143 yards a game). The Giants, meanwhile, are 29th in running defense, 139 yards allowed per game.

The stage is set for what should be a dominant Broncos victory by all statistical metrics. Therefore, this is head coach Vance Joseph’s toughest test yet in a strong season at the helm. Thus, keeping the Broncos focused will be no small task with these things said.

A pair of Broncos may also have a chance at some significant statistical milestone Sunday. Tailback Jamaal Charles comes in 87 yards short of 10,000 scrimmage yards for his career. Meanwhile, WR Demaryius Thomas is 49 yards short of 8,000 receiving yards for his career.

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Both of these things could easily happen Sunday if the Broncos remember to focus. Our friend from CBS 4 Denver, meteorologist Lauren Whitney, has a propitious forecast in store Sunday.

The Broncos have all things in their favor if they but remember to execute. With a challenging three-game road trip looming, it’s a good idea to win this one. With that said, this is your game thread. If any Giants fans visit, treat them kindly, the Broncos’ way.