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.
WATCH: TOUCHDOWN JACKRABBIT!!! Janoris Jenkins takes it home!!! pic.twitter.com/ptRF3Ji6zT- New York Giants (@Giants) October 16, 2017
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.
Orleans Darkwa recorded 117 rushing yards on 21 carries, while Engram had five catches for 82 yards.
The Giants limited C.J. Anderson and the Broncos' rushing attack to 17 attempts for 46 yards. Demaryius Thomas had 10 catches for 133 yards, while Emmanuel Sanders had five catches for 76 yards before he was carted off the field.
New York, which ran plays called by offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as opposed to head coach Ben McAdoo, scored on an Aldrick Rosas field goal on its first drive and jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Manning's five-yard pass to Engram with 12:30 remaining in the second quarter.
Jenkins gave New York a 14-point lead when he returned a Siemian pass 43 yards to the end zone. Siemian left the game after diving to try to tackle Jenkins and missed the Broncos' last drive before halftime, but returned in the third quarter.
Siemian, who went 29-for-50 with 376 yards, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Heuerman with 4:07 remaining in the fourth. Rosas made a 51-yard field goal midway through the third and hit a 40-yarder with 27 seconds remaining.