DenverBroncos 0-0, 0-0 AWAY vs. New YorkGiants 0-0, 0-0 HOME
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After a 5-11 season in 2020, the Denver Broncos are chomping at the bit to begin the 2021 campaign. With another new starting QB in Teddy Bridgewater, Denver hopes to make it back to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2015 where they won the franchises 3rd Super Bowl title .
Bridgewater won the QB competition over fall camp and now has to prove he can lead what looks to be a promising roster on both offense and defense. The run game, led by Melvin Gordon and rookie back Javonte Williams, should get off to a hot start behind a solid offensive line. They are stacked at WR with Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick while tight ends Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam and the surprise of the preseason, Eric Saubert should provide Bridgwater with plenty of great options.
Defensively this unit should be a top 5 defense in the league. The depth at cornerback alone should have offenses scratching their heads. Look for Head Coach Vic Fangio to run plenty of heavy DB sets with nickel and dime. Von Miller is back for at least one more season and alongside Bradley Chubb, Broncos fans may finally get to see what this duo can do with good health.
For the Giants, they are looking to see if Daniel Jones is in fact the franchise QB. The pressure will be on the young player as New York looks to improve on their 6 win season in 2020. Even though that 6 wins was good enough to compete in a terrible division in the NFC East, the Giants should expect a much better showing with Dak Prescott back for Dallas and an improved defense from Washington.
On paper, the Broncos should burst out the gates 3-0 this year. Their schedule is one of the easiest in the NFL with those first 3 being the most winnable. Good thing too as Fangio is now 0-7 in the month of September. 0-3 this year will likely cost him his job.