The New York Giants were seemingly rocked this week by chaos on their roster and in the media.
Coming in to face the fearsome Denver Broncos defense with a depleted wide receiving corps, a questionable and reshuffled offensive line, and questions surrounding the head coach’s grip on the locker room, few gave the Giants a shot to do anything at all tonight.
The Giants started the game by opening up a 10-point lead on the back of some strong defensive play and a resurgent running game.
The Giants shook things up before the game by moving Justin Pugh back to right tackle to help deal with Von Miller. Ben McAdoo threw everyone a curve ball by handing play calling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.
The result was a 83 yards on the ground in the first half, highlighted by a huge 47-yard run by Orleans Darkwa. That run lead to a five-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Evan Engram.
The following series ended in a Landon Collins interception to keep the Broncos off the board. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins picked off Trevor Siemian for a second time, taking this one back for a touchdown, with 48 seconds left in the half to extend the Giants’ lead to 17-3. The play also resulted in Siemian leaving the field with a shoulder injury and is currently listed as questionable.
The Giants will get the ball to start the second half. Use this as your open thread.