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Primetime for Broncos

Posted on: October 16, 2008 6:57 pm
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Are you ready for some football???? I know I am. As everyone should know by now we have the MNF game coming up against New England up in Foxborough. This was a game that I had circled and highlighted furiosly with a neon green marker. The color green was symbolic and it signafied the good old fashion greenbacks. Cash money, dinero if you will. If you are a betting man, this would've been your game. The game itself has actually lost a bit of it's luster with Tom Brady went down with a season ending knee injury in week 1.  

It's too bad because The Broncos own a 9-2 record against the mighty Patriots since 1992. Being one of the few teams to have success against the Pats, Denver owns a 5-0 record against the spread and are 4-1 straight up since 1992. This game had upset written all over it. Ahh what could've been....

Now the tides have turned and Denver will enter this game as a 3-point favorite rather than the 14-point underdogs they opened the season as at the beginning of the year. I might be the only one who actually wished Tom Brady was playing simply because I feel the Broncos would win this game regardless.  

Denver plays well on Monday nights and I don't expect that to change this week. Despite concerns defensively and with injuries to key players Selvin Young, Tony Scheffler, and Eddie Royal, I think the Broncos will get back on track with a win. If history teaches us anything, it's that the Broncos flat out own New England.

 ALL Day's projection: Broncos 37 Pats 14. Top Performers: Jay Cutler 22-34, 325 yards, 3 TDs, Eddie Royal 4 rec, 86yards, 1 TD. Brandon Marshall 10 Rec, 141 yards, and 2 TDs . 

- ALL Day

    

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Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 6:47 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

I know why the Broncos recievers are doing horrible! except eddie royal and brandon marshall. Jay Cutler is throwing too hare for his recievers! alot of the time the ball bounces right out of their hands!



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 5:32 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

GolfCoward, I'm glad you caught that typo.... You bring up a great point. For the Broncos it's win and you're in control of your destiny. If they lose, it's up to San Diego to choke down the stretch. Hopefully the Broncos take advantage of the situation and win a game that by all means should be won.

Go Broncos!




Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 5:08 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

Thehip 100... Definitely at this juncture, this is not a game to bet on. At the beginning of the year it seemed like a good bet (for those willing to take the risk) considering the potential upset factor. i.e. High risk/High reward. Denver has traditionally done well against even the best Patriot teams however the odds favored the Pats rather heavily. Despite the Broncos many question marks, I think this is a game they would've won even with a healthy Tom Brady.

Tampa Bay gave Denver a tough game and Jacksonville methodically took it to our defense. Both games had opportunities for the Broncos to win convincingly, I just think they shot themselves in the foot. The Broncos are still an anomaly nonetheless and this game should tell us if the Broncos are contenders or pretenders.

On another note, I'll have to look at USA Today's picks on an ongoing basis. Thanks for sharing.

- ALL Day

 




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:14 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

sorry too quick,

I hope so. Now that the Bills have beaten the Chargers, the Broncos have a chance to get their 2 game cushion on the Chargers back



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:11 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

Thanks All Day,

If history teaches us anything, it's that the Broncos flat out own New England.

I hope so. Now that the Bills have beaten the Broncos have a chance to get their 2 game cushion on the Chargers back



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 11:27 am
 

Primetime for Broncos

This in one game that no bettor should even think of playing.  If you look at how the Pats have played this year, they are way too unpredictable.  They are not even close to the team they were last year, and their wins have come against San Fran, Kansas City, and the Jets.  With that said, they are still the Pats, and being a Bills fan who avidly roots against the Pats every week, I have learned never to underestimate The Hoodie.  Maybe his cheating ways have been kept in check and his scrub free agent pick ups will no longer have an unfair advantage.  Maybe it is just the loss of Brady. 

As for the Broncos, you don't know what you are going to get here, either.  Sure they looked great in the first game of the season against Oakland, but THEY LOST TO KC!!!  They have not been able to score more than 20 points in any of the last three games, and 2 of those have been at home. 

I believe that this will be a great game to watch, but from a betting perspective, it is a coin toss.  I like to use the USA Today page for "expert" picks.   They are split down the middle 4-4.  Heck, Cleveland beat the Giants, the Rams beat the Redskins, Miami beat SanDiego and New England.  This is a season filled with unexpected outcomes.

My fianl analysis, if you are going to bet, bet the over and hope your team get a few breaks.




Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2008 10:03 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

Everyone brings up a good point that Denver does have it's struggles from time to time on MNF but ironically this week's game is the 600th game in MNF history. It doesn't seem that Denver would be chosen to play this type of game if it had a bad record on primetime. It was supposed to be one of the great matchups of the year. This is no question a statement game for our Broncos.   

Starbuck71, I like the update on all of the injuries. The defense has missed the steady presence of veterans Ekuban and Engelberger. A surprising player on the "questionable" list is Ryan Torain. The Broncos will miss Stokely if he's not able to play but keeping him on ice till he's 100% isn't a bad idea. I really wish Scheffler could remain healthy because I think he can be one of the best TE's in the game.

Thanks for reading and as always, GO BRONCOS!

-  ALL Day  

 




Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2008 6:00 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

Solid post, AllDay.

I have to agree with Boozers and Morpheus, though.  Monday nights & prime time games are traditionally unpredictable in the NFL in general and not often kind to the Broncos to my recollection. 

One of the bright spots for me on this Monday is our opponent.  The Pats - even with Tom Brady - have been a beat down to look forward to for years and this year is no different.  I agree with you and almost wish that Brady was in this game just to make it a little more challenging of  a game that could be an even bigger spirit lift for the team after the injuries we've been struggling with.  I have a deep disrespect for Bill Belicheat and absolutely celebrate any and every opportunity to bring the vaunted greatness of the Patriots into question - especially this year.

Another cause for hope is that we are coming off a pretty disappointing loss which has been motivation in the past for Denver when we have a winable game ahead of us the next week.

At my last check, Stokley hadn't participated in practice and Schleffler & Young were still questionable for Monday after limited reps.  I am thrilled to see that Elvis Dumervil, Ebenezer Ekuban and John Engelberger are all probable to play after full practice this week.  I want to see my Broncos bring it together on defense and deliver another W in Shanahan's column for the battle between these two coaches.  According to NFL.com, "Denver has won four of the past five games and leads the all-time series, 24-15."

GO BRONCOS!!!
~Starbuck71



Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2008 8:36 pm
 

Primetime for Broncos

ALLDay.  Good feed back.  I should have caught why Jaws didn't vote.  I must have had a brain cramp.  I still turn on ABC Monday night looking for the game before I recall its on ESPN.  You are not over zealous and it's good you can get pumped up about the Broncos and I apologize if you thought I was trying to bring you down.  That was certainly not the intent of my message.  I agree this team is loaded with talent and there fun to watch.  It would be great if they could put that perfect game together and just click on every drive in prime time.  It would certainly give the Broncos more credibility around the league.  They certainly played well in Week 1 on Monday night and I hope they put similar numbers this week.  What I really wanted you to do was try out the game simulator on ESPN and to get your thoughts.  It's a little hard to find but I found it interesting to play around with the "what if" scenarios.  Just thought you might enjoy it.  - Go Broncos!



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2008 2:48 am
 

Primetime for Broncos

The color green was symbolic and it signafied the good old fashion greenbacks. Cash money, dinero if you will. If you are a betting man, this would've been your game.

Good post but betting on Monday Night Football is risky at the least.  Lot's of upsets on Monday nights.

And both of us stand corrected on Broncos Vs Patriots won/loss record.  Belichek  and Shanhan have faced each other 5 times since they both have been head coaches of their respective teams and it's Broncos 5/Patriots 2.



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