With Kansas City out of the gates and out in front of the AFC West as the only undefeated team in the National Football League, the Broncos need to keep pace.
The Giants will play Sunday night's game without their leading receiver in Beckham, their second-leading receiver (Shephard) and veteran Brandon Marshall, who is fifth on the team in catches.
NY will be without their top four wide receivers (Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris were placed on Injured Reserve, and Sterling Shepard is out with an ankle injury), All-Pro defensive end Olivier Vernon, center Weston Richburg, who is their best offensive lineman, linebacker Jonathan Casillas, and starting running back Paul Perkins.
ENGLEWOOD-There is nothing more risky to an National Football League team than expectations of winning big. "... Eli can bust the game open at any given time".
One of those resources mentioned was rookie tight end Evan Engram, whose raw athletic ability has already produced results in his rookie season with the Giants. He, along with running back Shane Vereen may be the only reliable offensive targets.
The Broncos should give Thomas two or three receptions in the first quarter, just to let him know he's still got it.
New York Giants: The Giants have been a frightful bet in this series, failing to cover in four of their last four games against the Broncos. In that win, Trevor Siemian had 179 yards and one touchdown pass on 16-for-26 passing, while Derek Carr was held to just 143 yards passing and one touchdown. That's almost 16 yards ahead of the team in second (Philadelphia). He's averaged 1.9 yards per carry this season, and the Giants had their best rushing output this season with Orleans Darkwa starting and rookie Wayne Gallman splitting time against the Chargers. No one in this trio is exactly imposing against the Broncos' dominating front line.
"No, I lick my chops every week", Miller said. If the Broncos can force a turnover early, this game could be over in a hurry. He did average almost 5 catches in the first four games. Anderson has rushed for 330 yards, ninth in the NFL.
The backs have given Siemian more options and more time to develop. Von Miller leads the Broncos with 4.0 sacks but his edge rushing partner Shaq Barrett hasn't dropped the quarterback since the opener. And we had opportunities to win those games. Since the beginning of last season, when NY allowed 104 or more rushing yards in a game they went 1-8. Both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas have complained with their numbers down significantly through four games. The over/under points total is 38 or 38.5 points at various sportsbooks. "It's exciting as a coach to prepare against him", Solari said. 2017, however, has been a different story as they are now the fifth-worst run defense through the first five weeks of the season giving up 139 yards per game on the ground contributing to their 0-5 start.
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