Given the Giants’ injuries at wide receiver and their inability to generate an explosive passing game the last time they had to play without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., it would seem that the Giants’ only shot at an upset would involve a heavy dose of Engram, an unexpectedly potent ground game against the Broncos’ league-leading run defense and the Broncos self-destructing with turnovers.
It all has forced the Broncos to concentrate on the one thing they can control in all of that.
“Practice”, he said. “Watching the way we practice and watching the way we execute in practice”.
So, while the Broncos can study the plays the Giants have run to this point in their 0-5 start, it’s still an exercise in flexibility to figure out exactly what Eli Manning will do when the Giants want to throw the ball. “We have to get ahead of that and have an answer for it”. However, the Giants have simply imploded this season and are one of just a few teams coming into Week 6 without a win yet.
Engram, a first-round rookie tight end, disappeared last week against the Chargers as Giants receivers were going down.
It is not just the 0-5 record, loss of Beckham, Brandon Marshall and the suspension of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie working against them, either. That means his last touchdown catch came last November 13 against the New Orleans Saints.
If the passing game can not put up points, running the ball might be the only option.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -The Giants knew they would be shorthanded when they play the Broncos in Denver on Sunday night. In his absence, starter Orleans Darkwa and rookie Wayne Gallman combined for 126 of the Giants’ 152 rushing yards.
I would understand if you’ve done that, it’s hard to see the Giants winning this game.
Emmanuel Sanders has 20 catches in four games, which is fine for a No. 2 receiver. Opponents are converting at better than 42 percent, including 12 of 34 when the situation is third-and-6 or more yards. Facing that kind of predictability allows the Broncos’ defense to do its best work. If they could, they certainly would. That team recovered to win six of its final 10 games. The Home Team Broncos have a solid, consistent offense that can run the balland a quarterback, Trevor Siemian, that regularly finds the open man and moves the chains.
Defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss a second straight game with a sprained ankle.
The Broncos (3-1) are looking a lot like the squad that won the 2015 Super Bowl.
Yet McAdoo likes his team’s confidence.
One week Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is kneeling with his players before the national anthem in a show of solidarity after President Trump suggested players who kneel or sit during the national anthem should be fired.
It’s been a rough start to the National Football League season for the #New York Giants who are now 0-5 overall. I should give them the ball every play, but we also have to do some more things, game plan and teams are going to take certain things away.