Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo. NBC, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). They're missing their return man, starting running back, starting center, two defensive ends and a starting linebacker and defensive captain.
Our Sunday night wraps up with a game that probably looked good to the folks at NBC when the schedule was first announced. Through five games, Engram has totaled 200 yards and a touchdown on 19 catches. Add in the fact that the Broncos have the league's top-ranked defense and are coming off a bye and this figures to be a good Sunday night for baseball's postseason TV ratings. That means Manning will be throwing to the likes of Roger Lewis, Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph and Ed Eagan. Because of his versatility, don't be surprised if he lines up more as a receiver.
Since the start of 2016-when the Giants went 11-5 in the regular season before losing their first game in the postseason-New York went 2-4 in games that quarterback Eli Manning threw for more than 250 yards, including 0-2 this season with one of those games in which he threw for 366 yards. Seemingly everything has gone wrong as a season that began with Super Bowl talk has veered further away from respectability with each passing week. To make matters worse, the Giants will be without six additional players for the game against the Broncos.
The 3-1 Broncos are 12-point favorites against the 0-5, dissension- and injury-riddled New York Giants.
That's why protecting the ball is key to the Broncos' efforts.
-Giants RT Bobby Hart vs. Broncos OLB Von Miller. Jones was serviceable last week against the Chargers. One place to improve is getting rid of the ball quicker, as he's been sacked 13 times through four games. Beckham, Marshall and Shepard have accounted for 89 per cent of catches by Giants wide receivers this season. But that only begins to touch on the injuries that have decimated Big Blue's roster. The Giants use the 240-pound Engram in space, and he has the capability to cause mismatches, although he finished last week without a reception.
The Broncos' run defense that is allowing only 50 yards a game will be facing the worst rushing attack it has seen all season, with the Giants averaging only 77 yards a game. Three other Giants receivers-Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris-were also injured during that game, and Beckham Jr, Harris and Marshall are expected to miss the entire season. The last three losses came after the defense failed to hold fourth-quarter leads.
We're talking living a nightmare for Giants QB Eli Manning. On pace for more than 1,300 rushing yards, Anderson is complemented by former All-Pro Jamaal Charles.
The Chargers had five sacks and 8.5 tackles for losses in the game. His streak of 216 straight starts, including 12 in the postseason, is the longest among active players and the third longest among all quarterbacks in league history. "That's, in my opinion, the best pass-rusher in the game".
The Broncos rank first in the National Football League in total defence this season.