It was as ugly as ugly gets in Denver, an embarrassing loss made worse by a slew of injuries on top of the insult.
With the Giants missing their three primary wide receivers, it seemed logical that Eli Manning would target the rookie tight end.
McManus missed a pair of field goal tries in a 23-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Denver lost to the previously winless Giants, 23-10, and now has a spate of injuries to overcome in the week ahead.
Through one half, the 3-1 Broncos looked like the team that was occupying the bottom of the standings.
The Broncos' left tackle posed for a pregame picture with his adorable son wearing matching bow ties.
The division boasts three of the top four running backs in football, according to Pro Football Focus.
Mike McCoy is the Broncos' offensive coordinator, but he's also the chemist in charge of finding a winning formula every week.
The Broncos went 7-for-8 in the red zone in the first two games, and have gone 1-for-8 since. But quarterback Trevor Siemian doesn't think it's a reflection of how the team is capable of playing inside their opponent's 20.
Despite having three new receivers due to injuries, the Broncos' secondary still approaches Eli Manning' and the Giants passing game with caution.