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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Ben McAdoo has preached for a long time about his desire for a "heavy-handed" offensive football team. The Giants finally played like one on Sunday night in Denver.

And if they want to win any more games in this miserable season, they'll have to play that way again and again.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Janoris Jenkins returned an interception for a touchdown, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded three of the Giants' four sacks and New York won its first game of the season with a 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

After allowing an average of 24.4 points per game through their first five losses, the Giants forced three Broncos turnovers en route to their first win. Landon Collins picked off Trevor Siemian, who briefly left the game for Brock Osweiler due to injury, Eli Apple recovered a fumble and Jenkins scored a pick-six late in the second quarter that gave New York a 17-3 halftime lead.

Eli Manning went 11-for-19 with 128 yards and a passing touchdown to tight end Evan Engram in the Giants' first game without wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan took over New York's play-calling responsibilities from head coach Ben McAdoo for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, according to the New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Sullivan, who took over for McAdoo after the Giants' 0-5 start, led New York to a field goal and touchdown on two of his first three drives on Sunday.

Tags: Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Evan Engram
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New York Giants center Weston Richburg blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants center Weston Richburg blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

With center Weston Richburg among seven Giants players inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, New York adjusted its offensive line to feature Brett Jones at center, DJ Fluker at right guard, John Jerry at left guard and Justin Pugh at right tackle.

Richburg is out due to a concussion after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Giants also ruled defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (ankle), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck), defensive end Romeo Okwara (ankle), running back Paul Perkins (ribs) and quarterback David Webb out.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brett Jones, Denver Broncos, Dwayne Harris, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-5) vs. the Denver Broncos (3-1) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

A brisk day turns into a chilly night with temperatures in the 40s and moderate winds.

WHAT IT MEANS

Ben McAdoo needs something -- even just a competitive game here -- to give everyone a chance to take a deep breath. There is a storm of chaos in and around his locker room, and players clearly aren't happy. Don't fool yourself: Things absolutely can get worse. Would a win change their outlook on the season? No. This team is still going nowhere, especially without their best player, Odell Beckham Jr. But McAdoo needs something to show them the rest of the season won't just be a death march toward a new coach in 2018. He needs to find a way to keep them playing hard and not just going through the motions. A miracle win in Denver might just do that trick.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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Up in the heir 00:02:22
Daily News Live debates the future of Giants quarterback Eli Manning and New York's quest for a replacement if they draft a quarterback.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

The clock is winding down on Eli Manning's career, though no one knows how quickly. It's probably safe to assume that Manning doesn't have more than three seasons left as the starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Maybe.

But even if that's true, that still doesn't mean the Giants have to start looking for his replacement. At least not right now.

Tags: Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Ralph Vacchiano
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos

Another brutal week for some teams in a Sunday that was packed with upsets and several close calls that resulted in late game finishes. The Detroit Lions were the biggest surprise of the weekend, as they forced three turnovers from the undefeated Chicago Bears in a win that ties them atop the NFC North. The Washington Redskins finally notched their first win of the season, while the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants all suffered losses. Last night, New Orleans hosted the Miami Dolphins and completed the rout that pushed them to 4-0; making a case that they will strongly compete for the NFC conference (the Saints meet the Seattle Seahawks in week 13 in a much anticipated matchup).? Here are my NFC Power Rankings for Week 4...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(4-0): Not much to say except that the Seahawks were handed?a gift on Sunday?against the Houston Texans.?What looked like their first loss of the season was anything but that. Down 20-3, the Seahawks were able to rally and beat the Texans in?overtime.?A key play;?CB Richard Sherman picked off?Texans QB Matt Schaub for a touchdown?in the?fourth quarter on a poorly thrown?ball and an even worse play call by Houston. Seattle has shown that it can win tight games and faces a tough test next week when they travel to Indianapolis to face?Andrew Luck and the Colts.?Seattle's 62-point score?differential speaks for itself; this team?can score and their defense is one?of the best in the NFL.??Ranking last week: 1

Tags: AFC, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFC, nfc power rankings, Seattle Seahawks
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The Giants defense made sure that Peyton Manning did not have another record setting week through the air and for much of the game, a victory was within reach. One thing the Giants could not do, was figure out the balancing act by the Denver Broncos offense.

During the much anticipated Manning Bowl III,?we saw the elder brother, Peyton, run his no-huddle offense to near perfection not only with the passing attack, but also on the ground. Peyton finished with 307 yards with two touchdowns, while Broncos' RB Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 13 times for 93 yards and reached the end zone twice.

More importantly, the Giants defensive line could not force any pressure on Manning and finished the game without a single sack. DE's Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul were basically invisible on the field and behind Manning's quick offensive approach, the Giants defense was confused, leaving receivers wide open at times.?Too much time and too many options?allowed Manning to pick apart?Big Blue's defense.

Tags: Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, JPP, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, Peyton Manning
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Today will mark the third time Eli and Peyton Manning have faced each other as pros.

The Giants (0-1) host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (1-0) in their 2013 home opener in a game that will be broadcast in every market except Oakland and Jacksonville.

Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern

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Coming off of a?record-tying performance where he threw seven touchdowns against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Giants hope they are able to contain QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense, in the third edition of the Manning Bowl.

One thing the Giants and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell?are doing to prepare, as they welcome?the Broncos and Eli's older brother?to MetLife Stadium for Big Blue's home opener, is study the team's past matchup?with P. Manning in 2010?when he suited up for the Indianapolis Colts.

Tags: coordinator corner, defensive coordinator, Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, New York Giants, Peyton Manning
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After last weekend?s performance in Dallas, not much more could go wrong for the Giants. But offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride hopes the team can improve on the mistakes that cost them an opening-week loss.

The problem is that this week, Eli Manning will be going up against his older brother Peyton, who is fresh off a game in which he threw seven touchdown passes.

However, that is for the defense to worry about. The Giants? offense has plenty more to be concerned with than Peyton Manning?s performance.

Tags: Brandon Jacobs, brandon jacobs david wilson, david wilson, david wilson fumble, Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, giants, Giants Offense, jacobs, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants, offensive coordinator, Peyton Manning, Tom Coughlin, wilson fumble
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This Sunday, the Manning Brothers will face off for third time as professionals. In the two previous meetings, as QB of the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton defeated Eli and the Giants, 26-21, in New York and again in 2006: 38-14 in Indianapolis in 2010.

This will be the first game in NFL history to feature opposing players who passed for at least 400 yards in the previous week.

Tags: Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Giants-Broncos, New York Giants, Peyton Manning
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Finally, a normal week for once. After two Wednesday games in a row, a Sunday at 1 game is on the schedule this week. Don't get used to it. ?The Giants follow this Sunday's homer against Tampa with a Thursday jaunt to Carolina and a Sunday nighter in Philly. That makes three national games in the first four weeks. The price of success, I guess.

Going into this season, the Giants looked up and down their schedule and shook their heads. The only semi-breathers are this week vs Tampa and another homer against Cleveland. The way these two teams played this week, they may prove to be tough games. The Browns had the Eagles beat yesterday up until the last minute. Tampa held Carolina to 10 yards rushing.

In addition, Washington - who had a lot of the pieces last year except QB - finally have one and they could be a force. RGIII lit up the Superdome yesterday in his NFL debut. The Giants already have problems with the Redskins and now here comes this kid like a reincarnation of Randall Cunningham, the infamous Giant killer.

Tags: Denver Broncos, John Fennelly, Mario Manningham, NFC, NFC East, NFL, nfl debut, NFL Draft, NFL Network, Editorial Aside, Sports
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Future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning is returning from a year off rehabbing from neck surgery. The decision by the Indianapolis Colts to part ways with him in favor of No.1 pick Andrew Luck set off a chain reaction across the league. Teams came out of their skins to find a way to sign him.

The team that won out was the Denver Broncos, currently presided over by none other than John Elway, one of the game's greatest QBs. Elway swayed Peyton to shun such warm weather and indoor destinations (such as Miami and Arizona) for the mile-high life. But if you're Peyton Manning, why in the world would you make that choice after playing in a controlled environment for the past 14 years?

Tags: Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning
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I'm sure you are all pleased that the Peyton Manning Sweepstakes are finally over. It would have been nice for the folks in Tennessee to have him back, but Denver is where he wants to be, and we'll gladly take that. We didn't need him in San Francisco...

We know John Elway had a lot to do with convincing Peyton to chose Denver, which is one of America's great cities, but it just seems odd to us that he would want to play out his career in the elements when he has always been considered a "dome" quarterback.

The Broncos play in the outdoors - many times in extreme weather and always in thinning air - and their three division opponents are all outdoor/grass teams as well.

Tags: Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning, Standard
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The coaching? carousel and whirlwind tour is over for Giants' DC Perry Fewell as the Denver Broncos announced today that they were hiring former Giants' DC John Fox as their new head coach.

From BroncoTalk.net......

John Elway has just announced via his Twitter account that John Fox has been named the newest head coach of the Denver Broncos.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jim Fassel, John Elway, John Fox, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Perry Fewell
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Weather had delayed the interview process for a new head coach in Denver, and now that five candidates have been screened, the team may be finally ready make their decision.

Of the five, John Fox, Perry Fewell and in-house candidate Eric Studesville have NFL head coaching experience.? The others,, Rick Dennison of Houston and Dirk Koetter of Jacksonville are both coordinators.

The rumor is that the Broncos are looking to pay entry-level wages, which means Fox would be taking a cut in pay.? That doesn't mean he won't, but it appears they may shy away from hiring him.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Dirk Koetter, Eric Studesville, Josh McDaniels, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Pat Bowlen, Perry Fewell, Rick Dennison
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Giants DC Perry Fewell is busy these days interviewing for the most of the remaining head coaching vacancies in the NFL. He has already wowed the Panthers and this weekend he met with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Denver's new football czar John Elway.

According to Paul Schwartz of the Post, Fewell had this to say yesterday about his meeting with the Broncos....

"Everything seemed like it was geared towards winning. Championships start at the top and it starts with Mr. Bowlen. He knows how to compete, and that makes it more fun for you as a coach. He understands competition and knows what it takes. It just trickles down the food chain. I see that in the Denver Broncos organization. I see that in how they play and how they've prepared and I want to be a part of something like that."
The way the situation is unfolding, it appears there could be a bidding war over Fewell's services.? A third team, the Cleveland Browns, run by Mike Holmgren, will interview Fewell this week.

Tags: Denver, Denver Broncos, Head coach, John Elway, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Pat Bowlen, Paul Schwartz, Perry Fewell
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Giants' DC Perry Fewell may be the hottest coaching commodity in the NFL right now.? The interest in Fewell goes far beyond the mandatory Rooney Rule*.? We here in New York know he has charisma and can motivate.? He's paid his dues and he has the results to show for it.......

We learned yesterday that Fewell is on the list of candidates for the head coaching vacancies in Cleveland, San Francisco and Carolina.? You can add Denver to that growing list as well.

John Elway met the media today for the first time as the Broncos' EVP of Football Operations. One of the subjects he addressed was the search for a new head coach.

Tags: Denver Broncos, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Perry Fewell
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