Ahead of the meeting, and ahead of the Broncos’ Week 6 game against the New York Giants, Marshall spoke to The Denver Post and other local media Friday about the latest developments.
The Chiefs’, Eagles’, Jets’ and Giants’ respective standings entering Week 6 illustrate some of the oddities that have transpired early this season. Second-year undrafted free agent Roger Lewis is the only healthy wideout from last week’s roster, and the Giants could supplement him with three players signed this week. Meanwhile, the Broncos lead the National Football League with 279 sacks as a team since 2011 and enter Week 6 with the No. 1 defense in both total yards (260.8 allowed per game) and rushing (50.8). As a result, Odell Beckham, Jr.
NY added Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph and Ed Eagan to their active roster to address the injuries. Just avoid Lewis this week, and likely going forward, outside of wonderful matchups. Defensive end Romeo Okwara will also be unavailable.
Denver’s run defence has been the best in the NFL.
“So we’re going to find out what we’re made out of on a big stage, and I think we have a good football team”. Paul Perkins (ribs) is also out for the Giants’ offense.
The running game is almost non existent for the Broncos. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be in the booth to call the game.
Who would you say is the biggest offseason acquisition for the Denver Broncos at this point in the season? “Hopefully the guys spend some time on the Giants this week”. If the Broncos can effectively run the football, it will open things up for Siemian and the play action passing game.
For the Broncos, they won their last time out, beating a Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders team at home. “We had a good week of practice”.
“They are a good defense”.
It’s no secret that the Giants are in deep trouble this year. A third-round rookie from a spread college offense, Webb likely isn’t ready. Speaking of passed: Matt Stafford vs Drew Brees in New Orleans ought to fill the limited amount of sky in the Superdome, while Eli Manning, having lost yet again to his 2004 draft swap partner Philip Rivers (4-0 in his career against the ELIte one), now has to take the Giants to Mile High (in both the real and the Ricky Williams senses these days) to play the Broncos coming off a bye week to prepare.
Manning did this to the less accomplished Kerry Collins in 2004 and hasn’t missed a start since taking over midway through that season.
Unfortunately for Manning and his makeshift receiving group, they’ll be going against the Broncos “No Fly Zone”-the league’s best pass defense the last two seasons”.
More drama came Wednesday when coach Ben McAdoo suspended veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Emmanuel Sanders watched the Broncos pound the ball with success during the first four games and saw an offense built for the cold weather of the season’s closing stretch.
The league’s fourth-ranked defense in 2016 surrendered nine opening-drive scores, including seven touchdowns. They did this despite dominating the Chargers for much of Week 1 and also almost allowed EJ Manuel to bring the Raiders all the way back.