Broncos vs Patriots


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The Denver Broncos (1-3) face off against the New England Patriots (2-2) in this week 5 matchup.

The Broncos come in to this game 29th in total yards per game on offense (306.8 Yds/Game) passing for 214.3 Yds/game and rushing for 92.5 Yds/Game. The Broncos are 16th in total yards allowed on defense per game (365.3 Yds/Game) allowing 256.3 Yds/Game through the air and 109.0 Yds/Game on the ground. The Broncos have 10 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovered, while giving up 13 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 2 fumbles lost this season.

The Patriots come in to this game ranked 8th in total offense (396.0 Yds/Game) passing for 216.3 Yds/Game and rushing for 179.8 Yds/Game. Patriots are 11th in total yards allowed on defense per game (349.0 Yds/Game) allowing 233.8 Yds/Game through the air and 115.3 Yds/Game on the ground. Patriots have 6 sacks, 4 interceptions, and 4 fumbles recovered, while giving up 7 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 2 fumbles lost.

The Broncos come into this game with a lot of injuries on offense: Melvin Gordon III, Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, and Noah Fant. The Patriots will likely key on Jeudy and Tim Patrick on defense. I can see the Patriots taking control of this game through their defense and controlling the clock by running the ball per usual. The Broncos defense will likely force the Patriots into short-intermediate passes and focus on trying to stop the run. I can see New England getting out to a lead and burning out the clock while the Broncos struggle to get their offense going with so many key pieces missing. I like the Patriots to cover the spread here.