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LIVE BLOG: Giants vs. Broncos on Sunday Night Football

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Pre-game warm ups for the Giants and Broncos before their Sunday night game on Oct. 15, 2017. Pre-game warm ups for the Giants and Broncos before their Sunday night game on Oct. 15, 2017.

Sunday Night's game against the Giants presents a big opportunity for the Broncos.

With a loss by the division leading Kansas City Chiefs (5-1), the Broncos have a chance to get right back in the picture for the division lead.

The Broncos (3-1) will take on the injury-plagued New York Giants (0-5) at 6:25 p.m. on KOAA 5 in a Sunday night match up.

KOAA will have live reports after the game from Grant Meech and highlights from Matt Prichard.

News 5 Sports will also be compiling our online coverage of the game from the press box at Mile High Stadium, refresh this page for live updates and stats during the game.


Final: Broncos lose to Giants, 23-10.

3:19: Timeout #3 Broncos

4:07: Siemian short pass Huerman, scores touchdown, 20-10.

4:38: Siemien pass incomplete to Derby in the end zone.

6:10: Offside call on Giants, Broncos first down. 

6:21: Timeout #2 Broncos

8:03: Giants get a 15 yard rush from Darkwa, giving them plenty of breathing room after taking over at the one.

CALL STANDS: Turnover on downs. Giants lead Broncos 20-3. 

8:23 left: Call on the field said CJ Anderson did not get in. Vance Joseph has challenged, replay underway. Broncos need this to have a chance. 

8:37 left: Broncos going for it on fourth and goal from the one yard line.

10:01 left: Broncos gain big yardage on a defensive pass interference penalty on Janoris Jenkins. A 37-yard penalty brings the Broncos inside the Giants 10.

10:56 left: Siemian is sacked by Jason Pierre Paul for a big loss on first down. Broncos offensive struggles continue.

12:38 left: Isaiah McKenzie is taken from the field on a cart. He is the third Broncos WR dealing with an injury in this game. 

12:38 left: INJURY UPDATE: Another WR Isaiah McKenzie is down. Trainers currently attending to him on the field. Cart is on the way.

12:57 left: Giants punt to Broncos. Not much offense in the second half for either team. 

15:00 left: Broncos start the quarter by turning it over on a fumble.


INJURY UPDATE: Broncos say injury is to Sanders' ankle. He is out for the rest of the game. 

1:11 left: INJURY UPDATE: Emmanuel Sanders is down on the field. He is not putting any weight on his right leg as he is helped off the field.

INJURY UPDATE: Demaryius Thomas has a "lower leg" injury, return is probable.

2:15 left: Giants pick up 19 yards on pass to Engram, but he drops a sure first down several plays later. Rosas on to try a 49 yard field goal, but it is BLOCKED and no good! Crowd is back into it here at Mile High! Score still 20-3

4:13 left: McManus 53-yard field goal is NO GOOD. That was McManus' second miss on the night. Broncos still trailing 20-3.

4:13 left: Broncos drive stalls after Siemian was sacked for 11 yards on first down. McManus coming out for long field goal attempt.

6:08 left: Broncos are driving. Siemian pass to Emmanuel Sanders picks up a first down. Broncos now to the Giants 37 yard line.

8:12 left: Giants drive stalls in Broncos territory, but Aldrick Rosas' 52-yard field goal is GOOD. Giants lead Broncos 20-3 with 8:08 left in 3rd quarter.

10:55 Broncos drive stalls again and  Giants take punt out to their own 37.

12:50 left: Giants punt after their drive stalls. McKenzie signals for fair catch at the Broncos 11. Siemian is coming back onto the field.

INJURY UPDATE: We just received word that Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will return in the second half.

Giants will receive the kicoff to start the 3rd quarter.


Broncos Halftime Stats:

PASSING: T. Siemian: 11-23 148 yds 0 TD 2 INT

RUSHING: J. Charles: 3 att. 13 yds 0 TD/ C. Anderson 5 att. 7 yds 0 TD

RECEIVING: D. Thomas: 6 rec. 79 yds 0 TD/ E. Sanders: 1 rec. 33 yds 0 TD/ V. Green: 1 rec. 24 yds 0 TD/ A.J. Derby: 1 rec. 10 yds

Total passing: 166 yards   Total rushing: 30 yards

Giants Halftime stats: 

PASSING: E. Manning: 7-12 68 yds 1 TD 0 INT

RUSHING: O. Darkwa: 8 att. 63 yds 0 TD/ W. Gallman 5 att. 16 yds 0 TD

RECEIVING: E. Engram:  3 rec. 42 yds 1 TD/ R. Lewis: 1 rec. 15 yds 0 TD/ O. Darkwa: 1 rec. 13 yds 0 TD

Total passing: 74 yards   Total rushing: 83 yards

SECOND QUARTER: INJURY UPDATE: PA just said Siemian is questionable to return with an injury to his left shoulder.

0:48 left: Osweiler has replaced Trevor Siemian at quarterback. Mix of boos and cheers from the fans at Mile High.

0:48 left: GIANTS LEAD 17-3.

0:48 left: PICK SIX: Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian tried to throw it to Dexter Fowler, but Jenkins stepped in front of it and took it 43 yards to the house.

2:00 WARNING: Broncos trailing the Giants 10-3.

2:32 left: Giants punt to Broncos punt returner Isaiah McKenzie. McKenzie ran about 90 yards laterally to get a seven-yard return. 

4:16 left: Giants take over and Adam Gotsis sacks Eli Manning! The crowd is getting back into it. 

4:21 left: FG IS GOOD. Broncos get on the board. 10-3 Giants lead.

4:21 left: Siemian throws three straight incompletions and McManus will come back out to try a 28-yard field goal. 

4:34 left: BIG GAIN FOR THE BRONCOS: Trevor Siemian goes over the top to Demaryius Thomas for 40 yards to the Bronco 10 yard line. Thomas executed a double move perfectly on Giants CB Janoris Jenkins.

7:27 left: Giants go three and out after interception and punt. Broncos will have the ball at their own 20 yard line after the TV timeout.

9:12 left: Siemian INTERCEPTED over the middle by Giants Safety Landon Collins. Siemian was trying to squeeze it in to Demaryius Thomas. Giants take over at New York 35 yard line.

9:21 left: Broncos miss potential BIG play. Jamaal Charles was all alone in the flat, but pass was low and incomplete. Bringing up a 3rd & 10 situation. 

10:03 left: CALL REVERSED! Broncos avoid potential disaster, and will keep the ball. Now facing a 3rd & 7 from midfield.

10:03 left: Demaryius Thomas fumbles and the Giants recover, but it's under review. Appears that Thomas' elbow was down when the ball came out. 

12:30 left: Broncos take over possession from their own 25.

12:30 left: GIANTS TOUCHDOWN: Eli Manning gets his first TD pass of the night, a five yard pass to TE Evan Engram. GIANTS LEAD 10-0 after extra point was good.

13:53 left: RB Orleans Darkwa busts a 47-yard run inside the Broncos red zone. Giants threatening again.

14:28 left: Giants pick up another first down on 15-yard pass from Eli Manning to WR Roger Lewis after a penalty to keep the drive alive.

END OF 1ST QUARTER: Giants leading 3-0 and will have a 3rd and 5 to start the second quarter.

0:53 left: McManus MISSES 35-yard field goal. Giants continue to lead 3-0 near the end of the first quarter.

0:57 left: Broncos drive stalls after incompletion, McManus out to attempt field goal.

2:18 left: Broncos get a big catch for Emmanuel Sanders, gain 33 yards and get inside Giants territory.

3:10 left: Broncos take over possession after Giants punt. Fifteen-yard penalty on kick catch interference will set the Broncos up on their own 43 yard line.

4:40 left: Broncos with back-to-back punts to start the game. Giants take over possession after first down penalty and Siemian sack doom Broncos drive.

6:54 left: Broncos take over possession and start with a holding penalty that wipes out a 12 yard gain on a 1st down pass play.

6:54 left: 25 yard FG is good from Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas. GIANTS LEAD 3-0 with 6:54 left in 1st quarter.

Broncos defense holds inside the 10 yard line, with a 3rd down sack from Shaq Barrett. It forces the Giants to a field goal attempt.

8:22 left: Giants have been able to move the ball against the Broncos defense on their first drive, with now four first downs. TE Evan Engram caught a 26 yard pass moving the Giants to the Broncos seven yard line.

13:51 left: Broncos offense starts the game with a three and out. Siemian's pass on third and six fell incomplete. Broncos will punt. 

New York won the toss and they elected to defer. The Broncos will receive the opening kick off, the Giants will have the ball to start the second half.


Denver is relatively healthy coming out of its bye week. Offensive tackle Donald Stephenson, who has made several starts in the past for the Broncos will be held out Sunday night. Back up QB Paxton Lynch will also not be available Sunday night.

  • QB Paxton Lynch
  • WR Cody Latimer
  • RB De-Angelo Henderson
  • OL Donald Stephenson
  • DB Lorenzo Doss
  • DL Kyle Peko
  • DL Zach Kerr

The Giants are most notably missing their star WR O'Dell Beckham Jr., but also missing many other impact players.

  • WR Sterling Shepherd
  • LB Jonathan Casillas 
  • DE Romeo Okwara
  • RB Paul Perkins
  • C Weston Richburg
  • DE Oliver Vernon

BEHIND THE SCENES: Denver's real live Bronco has pretty nice digs at Mile High Stadium. 

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