"When you have an injury like that, you kind of, you know, you get a little down, and I was thinking, 'Well, shoot, this probably my last time playing, ' " Siemian told The MMQB's Peter King in an interview aired on NBC's Football Night in America. He also played on a hurt ankle for what seemed like the entire second half, so the fact that he was able to be so productive shows why he is one of the best in the division.
TOUCHDOWN JACKRABBIT! Janoris Jenkins takes it home! Nobody gave his New York Giants a chance on Sunday night. Trevor Siemian has looked good early in games, but once the fourth quarter rolls around he has looked shaky and, at times, downright very bad.
The Broncos' comeback was through Demaryius Thomas.
Before being soundly booed as they retreated to the locker room trailing 17-3 at the half, the Broncos kept hollering at each other in the huddle, couldn't convert third downs and gave up more big plays than they had all season.
Siemian tried to tackle Jenkins before he crossed the goal line and landed hard. It's the same shoulder that bothered him nearly all of past year and required surgery in January.
In his place, backup quarterback Brock Osweiler joined the huddle for the team. "I thought the intensity was fine".
The Broncos could have come back and tied it thanks to a 33-yard pass play from Trevor Siemian to Emmanuel Sanders, but Brandon McManus' kicking slump continued as he missed a 35-yard field goal. Giants safety Landon Collins made a diving attempt for Trevor Siemian's low pass, which was intended Sanders. He's missed five field goals in 13 tries. And New York's defense, which held the team up many times past year, has been a liability. "It's exciting as a coach to prepare against him", Solari said. "But sitting here right now he's our guy". Evan Engram was Eli Manning's main target all night long, and led the team in receiving yards while scoring a touchdown. This one with (from left to right) Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Brett Jones, D.J. Fluker and Justin Pugh worked. The poured on 65 more in the second half, led by Orleans Darkwa, who finished with a career-high 117 rushing yards. The Giants' strong defensive performance was capped off on a fourth-and-goal defensive stand from the 1-yard-line with just under nine minutes remaining.
"For whatever reason", Siemian said, "we just didn't get it going collectively".
A minus-3 turnover margin is typically a prescription for disaster; according to pro-football-reference.com, the Broncos are now 11-88-1 with a turnover margin of minus-3 or worse, including a 1-19 mark in the last 15 seasons.
NY returns home to host the Seattle Seahawks before a bye week.