The Denver Broncos are riding high right now, coming off of a big win on the road at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos don’t play a team with a winning record for the rest of the season. They will play at home against Tennessee and San Diego, then will hit the road facing Houston and Oakland. Denver sits at 10-2 on top of the AFC as the one seed, after sweeping the Kansas City Chiefs. They will need to continue to play as if every game matters, as they have the New England Patriots sitting one game behind them for the one seed, after defeating the Texans on the road today. The Broncos will play four teams with a combined record of 16-32 as of today, in their last four regular-season games.
Tennessee Titans: (12/8): Current record: 5-7. The Titans are coming off of a 22-14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts; a team who gave Denver their first loss of the season. They have been losers in six of their last eight games, and haven’t been the same since quarterback Jake Locker went down. Locker suffered a season-ending foot injury, one similar to Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady‘s, in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite having an inconsistent offense, Tennessee does have a solid defense as they are ranked 8th in opposing pass yards at 214.4 per game. This will be intriguing to see the NFL’s best offense, the Denver Broncos, ranked 1st in pass yards at 330.5 per game against this Titans defense.
San Diego Chargers: (12/12): Current record: 5-7. The Broncos will face the Chargers for the second and final time this season, coming off a short rest. They will play San Diego on Thursday Night Football. They would defeat the Chargers in their first match-up in week 10, 28-20. This would be the lowest point total the Broncos would score in a game up until the point, as it was short-lived. They would only score 27 in the next week against Kansas City. Demaryius Thomas would catch three of Peyton Manning‘s four touchdowns that afternoon, accumulating for 108 yards on seven receptions. Denver should continue to attack San Diego’s secondary, as they are currently ranked 28th in the NFL in opponent passing yards at 276.0 yards per game. It should be another entertaining game, this time it will be in Denver.
Houston Texans: (12/22): Current record: 2-10. Houston is having a very disappointing season with only two wins in twelve games and on their way for a top-five draft pick. They are coming off of a season, where they won twelve games, clinching the AFC South, to a season where they have the worst record in the NFL. It has been a struggle for this team, as they benched quarterback Matt Schaub for undrafted rookie Case Keenum. Although their defense is ranked 1st in the NFL against the pass at 178.1 yards per game, they have struggled against the rush. They are ranked 22nd in the league in opponents rush yards at 118.5 per game. Denver’s new found running game with Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball have added a new dimension to this teams offense. The game will be played in Houston.
Oakland Raiders: (12/29): Current record: 4-8. Denver would defeat the Oakland Raiders, 37-21 on Monday Night Football three weeks into the season. This time Denver will face the improved Raider’s squad in the Black Hole. There is no doubt this Raider team has improved, as they are sitting at 4-8 in last place in the AFC West. One thing they have yet to find is that stable quarterback. Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin are not the answers, although McGloin has been an upgrade over Pryor. They have always been a team that likes to run the ball and the numbers don’t lie. They are ranked 6th in the NFL in rush yards per game at 131.1 led by backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings.
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