The Denver Broncos are 8-5 after last week’s 13-10 loss to the Titans in Nashville in a game they should have won. This week’s contest is no walk in the park as the Broncos prepare to host the New England Patriots this Sunday at 2:25 p.m. MT.
There were 72 entries last week and the winner of the Broncos Mini helmet cup holder signed by returner Kalif Raymond was Joshua Dickens, of Wichita, KS.
This week, all you need to do is predict the final score of the Broncos-Patriots game on 12/18/16 and the total combined receiving yards for Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. The Patriots are 15th in Passing Yards Against, averaging 247.8 yards allowed per game and the Broncos will need to feed their two Pro Bowl receivers in order to score on New England. It will take a ball controlled Offense that will convert on 3rd Downs to keep Tom Brady and the 4th ranked passing attack on the bench and close to a heckling crowd to deflate his ego.
To give you a ballpark figure, the Broncos WR tandem had combined totals of 222 yards vs. the Chiefs in Week 12, 89 yards (with Paxton Lynch) vs. the Jags in Week 13 and 226 yards last week against Tennessee. What’s more, both wideouts could reach the 1,000 yard receiving mark this week. Emmanuel Sanders needs 45 yards for his 3rd consecutive season and Demaryius needs 75 yards for his 5th season in a row with at least 1,000 yards receiving.
This week’s prize is a Broncos ballcap signed by Cornerback Bradley Roby, who had a ‘Pick Six’ in the Broncos’ last victory two weeks ago in Jacksonville.
The Broncos and Patriots have met on 46 previous occasions in the regular season and Denver leads the series 26-20, with a 17-9 record at Home. The Broncos won the last time these two teams faced off, an Overtime winner in Week 12 last year on C.J. Anderson’s 48-yard Touchdown run.
The Wise Guys currently have New England favored by 3 points with the Over/Under set at 44.
Through Week 13, the Patriots Offense ranks 5th in points (26.8), 4th in total yards (395.8), 4th in Passing (280.3) and 7th in Rushing Offense (115.5). Defensively they are allowing an average of 17.7 points per game (2nd). They are 15th in Passing Yards Against, averaging 247.8 yards allowed per game and 6th defending the Run (90.2).
Meanwhile, the Broncos are 16th in Points (22.8), 19th in Passing Yards (234.2) and 6th in Points Allowed (18.6). The No Fly Zone is ranked 1st against the pass, allowing an average of 183.5 yards per game.
The Patriots have a +3 Turnover ratio compared to the Broncos +5 rating.
The winning entry each week will be posted on the Broncoplanet Facebook page following each game and again in the next prediction post. If you end up a winner, please get a hold of me at email@example.com or via Facebook or Twitter.
So make your picks.
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