Update 9/12: Giants running back Saquon Barkley was medically cleared to play today. That is a huge development as the Giants’ offense is a different beast with him in the game. Denver will need to make sure they keep him contained to come away with victory in Week 1.
Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season is already underway. The Denver Broncos will be playing late on Sunday on the road against the New York Giants. It is interesting they are playing at the late time slot as usually when Denver plays on the east coast they get the early game slot.
The biggest x-factor for Denver in this game will be how well new starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater manages the offense and how well he leads that unit to points on drives. If he is efficient enough, then this team could be a dark horse in the AFC with the defense they have.
What I would like to see from Bridgewater is effective game management. Focus on running the ball and picking up first downs with the short passing game. If they find success doing those two things, then Bridgewater should be able to take a few shots down field for the big play.
On the other side of the ball, Von Miller and that Broncos interior defense should put all the pressure they can on Daniel Jones. If they can do that, then we should see Denver’s secondary come up with some turnover opportunities.
Good offense with sustained drives and a few turnovers on defense is what will help this team glide into its first win, but things are never that easy - especially on the road.
Here’s how to watch.
When: Sunday, September 12 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), and Shannon Spake (sideline).
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Rick Lewis (analyst)
If you see BLUE in the map below, you will at least get the Broncos-Giants game on your local FOX affiliate station this week. It’s definitely not the premiere game judging by the coverage here.
NFL Game Pass (after the game)
Broncos Injury Report
Giants Injury Report
Broncos Betting Odds
The Broncos have held a steady 2.5-point advantage in the spread over the Giants all week and the lines haven’t moved much based on the injury reports coming out of both teams. Although many oddsmakers have seen their lines move just slightly to 3-points in some areas for Denver.
The Broncos and Giants have quit a respectable inter-conference rivalry going. In 12 all-time meetings, they have split them right down the middle. However, the Broncos have won two of the last three meetings. The Giants did beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXI back in the 1986 season, but we don’t like to talk about that around here.
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On MHR Radio this week, Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati lament the past couple of seasons Denver hasn’t been able to get a win in the month of September. But this could be the year they break that ugly streak.
Cover 2 Broncos with Joe Rowles talked Broncos-Giants film with Big Blue View’s Mark Schofield. Denver’s offense matches up well in this game.
The Dublin to Denver crew break down the upcoming game against the New York Giants and see an easier path to victory this year as compared to previous seasons.
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2021 Denver Broncos Schedule
|1||9/12/2021||at New York Giants||2:25 PM||FOX||27-13||1-0|
|2||9/19/2021||at Jacksonville Jaguars||11:00 AM||CBS||23-13||2-0|
|3||9/26/2021||vs New York Jets||2:05 PM||CBS||26-0||3-0|
|4||10/3/2021||vs Baltimore Ravens||2:25 PM||CBS||7-23||3-1|
|5||10/10/2021||at Pittsburgh Steelers||11:00 AM||FOX||19-27||3-2|
|6||10/17/2021||vs Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||24-34||3-3|
|7||10/21/2021||at Cleveland Browns (TNF)||6:20 PM||NFLN||14-17||3-4|
|8||10/31/2021||vs Washington Football Team||2:25 PM||FOX||17-10||4-4|
|9||11/7/2021||at Dallas Cowboys||11:00 AM||FOX||30-16||5-4|
|10||11/14/2021||vs Philadelphia Eagles||2:25 PM||CBS||13-30||5-5|
|12||11/28/2021||vs Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||28-13||6-5|
|13||12/5/2021||at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC||9-22||6-6|
|14||12/12/2021||vs Detroit Lions||2:05 PM||FOX||38-10||7-6|
|15||12/19/2021||vs Cincinnati Bengals||2:05 PM||CBS||10-15||7-7|
|16||12/26/2021||at Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||13-17||7-8|
|17||1/2/2022||at Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||13-34||7-9|
|18||1/8/2022||vs Kansas City Chiefs (SAT)||2:30 PM||ESPN|