Denver Broncos: Three things to look for against Giants
On September 12th, the Denver Broncos will begin their 2021 season against the New York Football Giants, and there are a few things to look for in this Week 1 matchup.
Denver Broncos football is just around the corner, and the team will begin their 2021 season against the New York Football Giants.
I think the Giants are a bad team, so I am expecting the Broncos to win this game. They match up favorably with their Week 1 opponent, but I will be looking at a few things in particular on September 12th.
The reloaded defense has gotten some national attention this offseason, and the team’s hotly contested quarterback battle also received a good bit of buzz.
Obviously, we are all eager to see how this defense performs, seeing as they’re one of the league’s best.
Additionally, will Teddy Bridgewater bring some much-needed stability to an anemic offensive attack?
These questions will be answered in due time, but for now, here are three things I am looking for in the Broncos’ Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants.
Things to Look for Against the Giants
1. The team’s pass rush
Von Miller missed all of the 2020 season with an injury, and Bradley Chubb missed most of 2019 with a torn ACL. Not only that, all of Shelby Harris, Mike Purcell, and Dre’Mont Jones missed time in 2020.
The Broncos pass rush was about average in 2020, but the team has the personnel to generate an elite push up front.
Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are expected to line up across from each other for the first time since 2018, and the defensive line sees the return of Shelby Harris on a new contract and Mike Purcell back from injury.
I am expecting the Broncos pass rush to feast against the Giants’ poor offensive line.
If they don’t, I’d become mildly worried.
The Giants’ offensive line is bad, and Daniel Jones doesn’t exactly move the needle for me, either. Their left tackle, Andrew Thomas, has struggled this offseason, and the team recently made a few moves along the offensive line–a sign that they’re not confident with their current group.
I’m not going to predict the five men that will start along the offensive line for the Giants, because I enjoy my sanity, but they lack talent, and this is something the Broncos have to take advantage of.
Not only that, the front of the Broncos defense should have a solid day because of the talented secondary. Hopefully, we see a coverage sack or two as well.
The Broncos pass rush has been hindered by injuries the last two years, and it’s a perfect time to see how elite this unit can be when healthy.