The Denver Broncos’ offense had a very efficient game against the New York Giants and their stingy defense.
The Denver Broncos’ week 1 victory against the New York Giants was a great game for a few reasons. One of those huge reasons was the offensive efficiency on display, led by Teddy Bridgewater.
The Broncos scored a touchdown in three quarters, and only punted twice. Brandon McManus went 2/2 on field goals, and the team rushed for 165 yards to go with Bridgewater’s 264-yard performance.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this game was one of the most complete offensive games the Denver Broncos have played in a while. They did damage through the air, on the ground, and on special teams.
They did all of this against a Giants defense that ranked 9th in scoring defense, and 12th in yards in 2020.
The Giants’ defense, headlined by a strong secondary led by Logan Ryan and James Bradberry, simply couldn’t contain the Broncos’ offense. It was great to see.
Frankly, I thought that this was going to be a low-scoring game, with the Broncos having trouble moving the ball, but that obviously wasn’t the case.
Being able to move the ball efficiently against the Giants’ defense makes me hopeful that the team can continue that success against inferior defenses, especially the next couple of games on the schedule, against the Jaguars and Jets.
Even teams like the Chiefs don’t have the talent on defense that the Giants do, so we should expect the Denver Broncos to play well offensively against them, right?
What I also noticed was a clutch performance as well. This wasn’t a game where the Broncos ran up the score early and played conservatively the rest of the time.
The offense was forced to make plays all throughout the game. KJ Hamler’s toe-drag swag on the sidelines comes to mind, along with Teddy Bridgewater’s touchdown passes to Tim Patrick and Albert Okwuegbunam, when he was faced with intense pressure.
Melvin Gordon’s 70-yard touchdown run to put the game on ice was also an extremely clutch play too.
In years past, we’ve seen the Broncos offense get hot early, especially during the era of former Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. However, the offense would often slow down as the game wore on, forcing the defense to win the game.
Against the Giants, however, it seemed the opposite was true. Our defense did bend quite a bit during the game, while the offense never seemed to lose their groove.
With Bradley Chubb set to return, the defense should be a bit better, and hopefully, the offense can continue to gel with Teddy Bridgewater, even with Jerry Jeudy out of the lineup.
I’d also like to make note of right tackle Bobby Massie, who played a heck of a game as well.
The notable offseason acquisitions for the Broncos played well in their debut, and the team’s victory was highlighted by an efficient offensive performance, something we should start getting used to.