Giants vs. Broncos: Score, results, highlights from Sunday night game in Denver
Nobody could have predicted the Giants would enter their Week 6 game against the Broncos in search of their first win of the season. But that was the case for New York, ravaged by injuries and suddenly facing major questions regarding its future, entering Sunday night’s game.
Mission accomplished, as New York earned its first win of 2017 with a shocking upset victory over Denver, 23-10.
The Broncos, meanwhile, fell to 3-2 in the AFC West. The silver lining for Denver was the fact that division-leading Kansas City also lost Sunday.
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SN provided live scoring updates for Sunday night’s Giants-Broncos game in Denver. Here’s how it went down.
(All times Eastern)
11:36 p.m.: Final. Giants 23, Broncos 10
11:33 p.m.: Field goal. Aldrick Rosas made a 40-yard field goal to put the icing on the cake that was an impressive Giants win. 23-10, Giants
11:23 p.m.: Touchdown. Trevor Siemian waited too long to make his best throw of the game. He managed to fit his pass into double coverage and into the hands of Jeff Heuerman for a 13-yard touchdown pass, which cut New York’s lead to 10. The score capped a seven-play, 58-yard drive. 20-10, Giants
11:08 p.m.: Turnover on downs. The Giants made what felt like a game-sealing goal-line stand with just over eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter. The Broncos were denied a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line after an 11-play, 84 yard drive. The ruling on the field stood upon replay review.
10:48 p.m.: Turnover. Demaryius Thomas made a catch and turned upfield … then fumbled. Janoris Jenkins, who stripped Thomas of the ball, also recovered it for the third forced turnover of the game. A nightmare game for the Broncos continued.
10:45 p.m.: End of third quarter.
10:25 p.m.: Field goal. Aldrick Rosas’ first career field goal attempt of 50-plus yards, a 51-yarder early in the third quarter, was good. It capped a quick drive — six plays, 30 yards — and extended New York’s lead over Denver: 20-3, Giants
9:55 p.m.: Halftime. Giants 17, Broncos 3
9:53 p.m.: Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was ruled questionable to return with a left shoulder injury.
9:48 p.m.: Touchdown. Another huge mistake by Trevor Siemian, another interception, this time returned for a touchdown. Janoris Jenkins made Denver pay for Siemian’s ill-fated pass and returned the pick 43 yards for a score with just 48 seconds left in the first half. Siemian was injured on the play, and backup QB Brock Osweiler entered the game on the Broncos’ next series. 17-3, Giants
9:37 p.m.: Field goal. The Broncos were able to drive all the way to the Giants’ 10-yard line before their drive stalled, and Brandon McManus made a 28-yard field goal to get Denver on the board with 4:21 left in the first half. The key play of the drive was a 40-yard Trevor Siemian pass to Demaryius Thomas. 10-3, Giants
9:24 p.m.: Turnover. Trevor Siemian overthrew a pass intended for Demaryius Thomas, and the ball landed in the arms of Landon Collins, who returned the interception 21 yards to the Giants’ 35-yard line.
9:11 p.m.: Touchdown. How about those Giants? A 47-yard run by Orleans Darkwa provided the meat of a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Eli Manning found rookie tight end Evan Engram for a 5-yard touchdown on third-and-2. 10-0, Giants
9:05 p.m.: End of first quarter.
8:42 p.m.: Field goal. A solid start for the Giants. After forcing a three-and-out on Denver’s first drive, New York drove deep into Broncos territory before the 69-yard drive stalled. Aldrick Rosas made a 25-yard field goal on the 13th play of the drive to give the Giants an early lead. 3-0, Giants
8:31 p.m.: Kickoff.
8:26 p.m.: The Giants won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half.
7:48 p.m.: The Broncos took the field for pregame warmups wearing their all-blue uniforms for the first time in 2017. The Giants took the field a few minutes later.
6:55 p.m.: Inactives for Sunday night’s game were announced.