The winless New York Giants hit the road once again and clash with the well-rested Denver Broncos on Sunday night in the Mile High City.
New York Giants (0-5) at Denver Broncos (3-1)
- Giants travel to Denver for the first time since ‘09, a 26-6 Sunday night loss.
- Including Giants’ 39-20 win in Super Bowl XI at Rose Bowl, teams have split their 12 previous meetings.
- Teams’ last meeting came in 2013 at MetLife Stadium, when Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning led Denver to 41-23 win over Giants and little brother Eli Manning.
Giants By The Numbers
- Allowed 10 TD passes, totaled one interception in five games (allowed 15 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in 16 games in ’16)
- Scored 82 points, 10 offensive TDs in five games (24 points and thee TD in fourth quarter of Week 3 loss to Eagles)
- Have been outscored 66-26 in the first half.
- QB Eli Manning: 34 TD passes, 21 INT in 21 regular season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15)
Broncos By The Numbers
- Have outscored opponents 27-0 in the first quarter (Were outscored 94-40 in the first quarter in 16 games in ’16)…Broncos:
- Have been outscored 30-7 in the fourth quarter (outscored opposition 146-76 in the fourth quarter and OT in ’16…
- Have forced 62 turnovers in last 36 regular season games (24-12) dating back to ’15.
- CB Aqib Talib: 11 INT (six returned for TD) in 46 regular-season games as a Bronco from 2014-17.
- Have allowed 203 rushing yards in four games (50.8 YPG); allowed 2,085 rushing yards (130.3 YPG) in ’16.
- Allowed eight TD passes while totaling four INT and 10 sacks in four games in ’17.
Things To Look For
So what else could possibly go wrong for the winless Giants? No team in NFL history has ever dug itself out of a 0-5 hole and reached the playoffs. Now, Manning has a skeleton crew at wide receiver and the running game is already non-existent. Add in the fact that New York’s shaky offensive line must deal with Von Miller and the Broncos’ pass rush in Denver and the miseries for Ben McAdoo’s team figure to continue.