Broncos Insider: Denver suffers upsetting loss to the Giants

Emmanuel Sanders (10) of the Denver Broncos sits on the turf after missing a pass against the New York Giants during the third quarter of the on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The Denver Broncos hosted the New York Giants.

Broncos Country had waited since Oct. 1 to see their team in action, then waited most of Sunday for the Broncos to kick off under the lights in prime time. The result: a thorough beating by Big Blue. The Broncos were crushed 23-10 at home by the depleted New York Giants.

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They said it
“That was a great game plan. They just kept the ball away. But the way their defense played really affected how we played them. If we would have scored and got up on them, they would have to throw the ball more, but with us not scoring, they could just play safe like that. You can’t really change the game when they don’t have to throw the ball and just run and be safe and trust the defense.”

— Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, on the Giants performance

Quick hits

+ Box score: Giants at Broncos.

+ Report card and game balls from Week 6 against the Giants.

+ PHOTOS: Broncos host the New York Giants in Week 6.

+ Trevor Siemian briefly left game with left shoulder injury.

+ WATCH: Trevor Siemian hits Demaryius Thomas with a 40-yard pass.

+ WATCH: Trevor Siemian connects with Emmanuel Sanders for a 33-yard pass.

+ Donald Stephenson, Cody Latimer were among Broncos’ inactives vs. Giants.

+ Eye on the Chargers: AFC West rival finding rhythm after rough start to season.

+ Broncos Q&A: Brandon Marshall opens up about NFL’s national anthem controversy.

+ The NFL could mandate players stand for the anthem.

+ Kiszla: Here is NFL’s chance to be better than Washington politicians in tackling anthem controversy.

+ Garett Bolles hasn’t been perfect. But he’s so far proven why the Broncos wanted him.

+ Countdown almost complete: Broncos’ Shane Ray is ready for his comeback.

They said it
“Great football teams take it upon themselves to play great no matter who they’re playing. They don’t hold their standards up to who they’re playing, but they hold their standards up to the expectations they have in their football team.”

— Broncos general manager John Elway

Next game

Sunday, Oct. 22 at Los Angeles Chargers (2-4), 2:25 p.m.
TV: KCNC-4; Radio: 850 AM, 103.5 FM
Opening points spread: Chargers favored by 1.5
Total points: 42

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