Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons: The best football game of the season? It’s going to be an exciting one, but what can you expect from Denver and Atlanta? Here are a few things to watch for. In the first half, Denver’s offense advanced inside the Falcons’ 30-yard line for the third time. The Broncos defense forced Jamal Anderson to fumble and recovered it to force Falcons to punt. The Falcons rushed for a touchdown, but failed to convert on the two-point conversion. Atlanta’s next drive ended in a touchdown when Matt Ryan ran it to the Broncos eight yard line. Denver completed the scoring with a Jason Elam field-goal from 26 yards out.
Denver’s defense is good at stopping the opposing quarterback. The Falcons have only allowed three touchdowns and nine interceptions, and the Broncos’ defense has stymied top-level quarterbacks so far this season. That means they should be able to stymie Matt Ryan and force him to throw 40+ times. The Falcons offense hasn’t shown any semblance of efficiency, so expect the Broncos to win by forcing Matt Ryan to pass.
With only eight games remaining in the season, the Denver Broncos must figure out who to replace Lock by the 2021 offseason. After all, the team’s defense prides itself on shutting down elite offenses. Without a solid defense, the Broncos’ offense will not succeed. So, what can Denver do to get their offense back on track? Let’s take a look at what happened.
Denver’s defense held the game together. The defense allowed 308 points to the Falcons, but the Broncos’ offense had three Pro Bowl players. Von Miller led the team with 11 tackles and forced four fumbles. DeMarcus Ware was also selected for his ninth Pro Bowl appearance. Brandon Marshall led the team with 125 yard on nine kickoff returns, while Danny Trevathan had three fumble recovery.
The Atlanta Falcons are the favorites for Sunday’s game. However, the Falcons were no longer favored, but they did beat the odds and topped the New Orleans Saints last week. QB Matt Ryan ran for one touchdown and passed for two touchdowns. The Falcons are 8.5-point favorites, but the Broncos opened as a nine-point favorite. If Denver can win the game and get the ball, they will be able cover the spread.
The Denver Broncos will be missing several key players. Peyton Manning, the starting quarterback, is questionable. Jameis Winston, the backup, could be a good option. The Falcons have allowed the second-most receiving yards to opposing running backs this season. In a shootout, a full starting offensive line is crucial. To stay in the NFC, the Denver Broncos must win the game.
The Denver Broncos have a chance to make history in Super Bowl XLV, as the first team to win the Super Bowl on the road, Peyton Manning and the Atlanta Falcons. They had previously won the NFC title game. Those two teams have played in four Super Bowls before, but this one was different. The Super Bowl will be won by the team with five wins.