1. Put pressure on Daniel Jones
The biggest key to victory for the Broncos might be the easiest. Of course, that is by pressuring the Giants’ offensive line unit that is not inspiring much confident in New York’s fan base.
Sure, general manager Dave Gettleman did pull off some huge moves in free agency, but one area that he did not address adequately is the offensive line. Expressing confidence in the players currently on the roster, Gettleman did not even select a single offensive line prospect in the NFL Draft. That may come back to haunt the Giants, as evidenced by the preseason finale against the New England Patriots.
Quarterback Daniel Jones was running for his life as the porous offensive line allowed constant pressure. He was sacked twice in one half of playing time and forced to make hasty decisions on the run, leading to a red zone interception. As a result of the poor showing at the line of scrimmage, the Giants brought in the likes of Billy Price and Ben Bredeson prior to the start of the season opener.
Jones has shown flashes of being a good pro quarterback through his first two seasons, but he has the propensity to make some mind-numbing mistakes when his protection fails him. Whether it is inability to sense incoming pressure in the pocket or lobbing the ball up in the air into the waiting hands of defensive backs, Jones can take the Giants out of games.
If the Broncos can follow that same method, they could be in for a rather easy victory this Sunday.