After two very different Week 1 debuts, the New York Giants and Denver Broncos will collide on the NFL moneyline this Sunday. Can Eli Manning power his G-Men to success against his visiting big brother?
While Peyton Manning and the Broncos are favored by nearly every measure in the sportsbook, the Giants have shirked their expectations on the field on more than one occasion in the past. This weekend, they’ll look to do it again, ridding themselves of the awful taste in their mouths following an ugly loss to Dallas in the opener.
The question is whether that’s possible.
With 5/1 odds of winning the Super Bowl and a 4.5-point advantage on the individual game spread, there’s no denying that the NFL odds side with the Broncos for good reason. The way Manning connected with receivers Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker shows that the veteran under center is as healthy and dominant as he might ever be.
Younger brothers have been known to spoil plenty of things in the past, but there are somethings just far enough out of reach to be considered safe. With the NFL point spread still relatively small, there’s no better choice than to pull up a seat and watch the drama unfold.