The Denver Broncos came out and made a statement in the Week 1 opener against the Baltimore Ravens. We saw Julius Thomas emerge as a dangerous weapon in the offense. Peyton Manning also tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Ravens.
They travel to New York to play the Giants in Week 2, and the game script is unlikely to unfold in the same way. We're going to see some surprise players this week, but who could those be?
The Broncos have a talented roster on both sides of the ball. We could see breakout players on their offense and their defense in Week 2.
They are looking to establish better balance offensively and may run the ball more than they did in Week 1. This means we could see one of their three running backs break out against the Giants.
The Broncos need to protect Peyton Manning first and foremost. The offensive line will have their hands full with the Giants' pass rush on Sunday.
They need to get pressure on quarterback Eli Manning as much as possible. Facing a fumble prone running back like David Wilson, the team needs to be focused on stripping the ball if possible.
Let's take a look at who those breakout players could be on Sunday.