3 Key Matchups NY Giants must win vs. Broncos
NY Giants receivers vs. Broncos secondary
Two areas where the NY Giants and Broncos got busy in the offseason was in the receiving core and the secondary, respectively.
The NY Giants added wide receivers Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and John Ross to the mix while the Broncos added cornerbacks Patrick Surtain, Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller.
Expectations loom large for both units, as the Giants spent its first round pick on Toney, while the Broncos chose Surtain earlier in the round. Golladay comes aboard the Big Blue on a massive free agent deal worth $72 million as the Giants try to give Daniel Jones a true no. 1 option, while the Broncos gave Darby a $30 million deal to cover players like Golladay.
This is an especially crucial matchup for the Giants to win when you factor in the likelihood of the Giants getting dominated up front in what is an extremely lopsided matchup on the edges. Bradley Chubb and Von Miller going up against Andrew Thomas and Nate Solder is what nightmares are made of.
Despite all of that, the Giants have put together a promising group of skill players that could counteract the offensive line’s poor play to some extent. Daniel Jones will have little time to throw in the pocket, so the Giants’ ability to get open quickly and give Jones some early open reads before Chubb and Miller can feast on him is a necessity if the offense wants to put up points.
Sterling Shepard gets to return to the slot primarily with Darius Slayton and Golladay occupying the outside. It remains to be seen if Toney and Ross play a big role, but they’re two guys who have plus-speed and could make it easier on Jones to get the ball out in time.
The Broncos’ secondary will surely make it a tough task, but with the Giants’ poor offensive line, it’s up to their skill players to make an impact and give Jones some good looks from the pocket.