The Denver Broncos take on the New York Giants in Week 1 of the NFL season. This should be an interesting matchup, as both teams have generated some excitement throughout the offseason. Denver hopes to get back in the playoff race, as their roster is close to being a legitimate squad. It's time to continue our NFL predictions with a Broncos Week 1 prediction.
Denver's roster is quite impressive. The defense is loaded and the offense has a ton of versatile weapons. However, the quarterback position is a bit concerning as Teddy Bridgewater is the current starter. Even so, the Broncos will likely be competitive, especially against the Giants in Week 1.
In this matchup, the defense is going up against a weak Giants offensive line. They should be feasting throughout the game, attacking Daniel Jones at will. Additionally, we should see the run game in full effect, which could open up the passing game for the Broncos. If Denver can put it all together, they could look like a playoff team on Sunday. With that said, here are four bold predictions for the Broncos' Week 1 matchup against the Giants.
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Broncos Week 1 Predictions
4. Broncos defense shuts down the Giants
Although the Giants' front office signed Kenny Golladay to improve the passing game, New York might be in trouble for their season opener. The Broncos have a stellar front seven and an extremely deep secondary. They're built to compete with anyone, which makes sense as they play in a loaded AFC West division. Look for this Broncos-Giants matchup to possibly get ugly real quick, with Denver shutting down New York's offense.
3. Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon combine for 150 rushing yards
Melvin Gordon is the current starter, but Javonte Williams is an exciting rookie running back who will receive a sizeable workload. Between the two, the Broncos have a solid one-two punch in the backfield, which is exactly what this offense needs. Denver might actually be a run-first offense this year. If that's the case, look for Williams and Gordon to post a great game, leading the Broncos to victory.
2. Courtland Sutton proves he's the alpha receiver in Denver
1. Broncos look like a potential playoff contender
This is a rather tough matchup for the Giants, as their opponent looks much better on paper. New York will have to play lights out if they hope to win this game, as everything is pointing towards Denver winning. With a steady run game, an impressive receiving core, and a stout defense, the Broncos should impress the rest of the league on Sunday.