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The Manning brothers haven't played each other in a few years.
Kickoff: September 15, 4:25 p.m. ET
Don’t sleep on the Giants, even though they missed the playoffs last year. The Giants scored more points and allowed fewer points in 2012 than they did in 2011, which happened to be the year they won their last Super Bowl. The Giants had the ninth-best point differential in the entire league last year and didn’t make the playoffs at 9-7.
At home last season, the Giants averaged an amazing 35 points per game and lost just twice. On the road, the Giants averaged 19 points per game and lost five times. The Broncos travel to New York, so you can expect the Giants to bring their best with them. At worst, expect a close game as the Giants' two losses at home came by a score or less.
Eli Manning is an elite quarterback that knows how to get rid of the ball. In fact, Eli was the only quarterback last season with a lower sack percentage than Peyton Manning. You can almost expect that Jason Pierre-Paul and Von Miller will have a hard time getting sacks in this game.
Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are two of the best receivers in the game and should be able to break through a few times against Denver’s secondary. The Giants may also turn their running game over to David Wilson, who is dynamic with the ball in his hands.
The Giants have a lot of playmakers just like the Broncos, and the game certainly has the potential to be a high-scoring affair. Only turnovers seem likely to slow either offense down. The Giants are just good enough to edge the Broncos, but this game could go either way.
Score Prediction: Broncos 27, Giants 28