By Michael Stewart@TheTruthNYG 

The Giants opening season lost to the Denver Broncos (27-13) was a tough one to swallow as they continue to struggle offensively. Here are my top 5 reasons why the Giants lost.

  1. Giants Offensive Line-VS-Denver’s Defensive Front 7: Giants Offensive line as a unit held their own, but couldn’t sustain any momentum and allowed Denver’s defensive front 7 to make big plays that factored into the loss.
  2. Daniel Jones-VS-Teddy Bridgewater: Can’t compare the two quarterbacks in this game as Bridgewater was the better quarterback in nearly every facet.
  3. Miss Opportunities:  Take your pick, from 3rd down conversions to Red Zone efficiency the Giants missed out on both in this game.
  4. Giants running attack-VS-Denver’s running attack: This matchup was at a stalemate for the most part. Both teams had trouble running the ball with any consistency. For the Giants, the presence of Saquan Barkley was not a factor at all as he looked indecisive with the ball.
  5. Giants defense-VS-Denver’s offense: The Giants defense played solid the first 28 minutes of the game and then allowed a late touchdown to end the first half and came out flat in the second half and allowed the Broncos to extend the lead by 10 points.  

Head Coach Joe Judge will have to get this team to re-group quickly as they travel to Washington on a short week and play on Thursday night against a division rival. The good news is that the Giants have beaten Washington the last 5 games, but by the way this offense looked on opening day; the defense needs a shutout to give the Giants a chance at a win. Can the Giants rebound on a short week? Can the offensive line take it up a notch against arguably the defensive front in the NFL? Keep an eye out for my pre-game analysis and prediction on this matchup to get all these questions answered.