Running back Saquon Barkley smashed a five-yard gain in his first play from the Line of Scrimmage in a match between the Giants and Denver Broncos on Sunday. Berkeley, who was ironic of the Giants’ attack until the knee ligament broke last season, was rejuvenated, and packed MetLife Stadium home fans stood up in response.
After a while, Giants’ third-year quarterback Daniel Jones threw a 42-yard pass to his favorite receiver, Darius Layton. As a result, the Giants entered the territory of Denver. The stand had more unrestrained euphoria.
However, the Giants then lost eight yards in the next two plays, wasting the chance to score even a field goal. After one drive, the Giants punted, playing three sneaky plays without winning a yard. Soon they were three points below Denver. Then 10 points, then 17 points.
The Giants’ new season was suddenly no different from the disappointment of last year’s 10 losses. The fans were depressed and returned to their seats.
The first day of the football season always has an air of rebirth until it feels repetitive.
At the end of the last few seconds Denver hit the Giants thoroughly 27-13, the home team recorded a pointless touchdown in the final play of the game, but MetLife’s stand was almost empty. .. That was the case last season due to pandemic restrictions. But this time around, Void felt different, especially as the rest of the event’s soundtrack was the loud cheers of thousands of Broncos fans.
In the end, Berkeley rushed just 26 yards with 10 carries. Jones, who was responsible for reducing costly sales, which was a tragedy for his first two seasons as a starter, lost fumble deep into Denver’s territory during a crucial period of the game. The Giants’ bold defense repeatedly failed to drive Broncos out of the field, as Denver transformed all seven of the 15 third-down attempts, and all three force-down attempts.
It left Giants fans rushing for an exit at MetLife Stadium to Joe Judge, Giants’ second-year coach, by mid-quarter, if not earlier. I did.
“We need to get their respect,” the judge said of the fans. “We have to give them something to cheer for. The stadium had great energy and a great atmosphere, but as a team we want to do more and they want to stay and cheer. You need to. “
The protagonist of the game was the resurrected Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He completed 28 out of 36 passes with 264 yards and two touchdown passes. The less-observed members who had a major impact on the results were Broncos attack coordinator Pat Shurmur and a former Giants coach who disrupted the defense of his old team on Sunday.
Jones completed 22 out of 37 passes with a single touchdown. Bridgewater faced only sporadic pressure from the Giants’ pass rush, but neither quarterback had intercepts and each was fired twice.
Denver began scoring the game in the second quarter with a 23-yard field goal by Brandon McManus after a 15-play drive that took nearly nine minutes. With their next possession, the Giants came out aggressively in the first down. Jones threw a 17-yard pass to receiver Kenny Goraday, one of the team’s most important off-season free agent acquisitions.
The Giants then pushed to the edge of the Broncos field with four plays and a defensive pass interference penalty. In the first down, the longest giant, Sterling Shepherd, ran a long crossing route, caught an accurate Jones pass, and then jumped into the end zone with a 37-yard touchdown, giving the home team a 7-3 lead. rice field.
Guided by the calm, elusive and accurateness of Bridgewater, Denver regained the lead in about two minutes at the end of the first half. Bridgewater completed six consecutive passes, the final two-yard touchdown was thrown by Tim Patrick, and Broncos was sent to a break in the game with a 10-7 lead.
Denver resumed from where he left off after receiving a kick-off in the second half. The Broncos running game didn’t exist, but the Giants’ pass defense was still overwhelming. This is because the Giants’ weak attacks remained on the field for most of the game.
Broncos 16 play took to cross 75 yards as Bridgewater constantly used his foot to extend play. In the final play of the drive, 4th and 1st on the Giants’ 4-yard line, Bridgewater was firmly chased by Giants’ Safety Xavier McKinney, who was holding Bridgewater’s headgear and shoulder pads, and scrambled to the right. Called. In the run, Bridgewater turned football into the end zone and Albert Okwegbunam caught acrobatic traffic for Broncos’ second touchdown, extending his lead to 17-7.
With the following possession, the giant has begun a comeback — some sort of.
After the Giants advanced to Denver’s 22-yard line, Jones broke through a 7-yard run in the middle of Broncos’ defensive front and wrapped his hands around football to prevent fumble. However, Denver linebacker Josie Jewel hit the ball out of control of Jones, and Jewel’s teammate Malik Reed fell into football at Denver’s 15-yard line. Once again, the promising Giants’ ownership ended with Jones’ turnover, resulting in a 36-yard McManus field goal increasing the Giants’ deficit to 20-7.
At that point, the game was almost over.