As Week 15 of the 2016 NFL season comes closer, one of the biggest games on the schedule is the Denver Broncos hosting the New England Patriots. Both teams are viewed as contenders in the AFC this season, but this week is without question the biggest game of the season for the Broncos. A win could end up punching their playoff ticket, while a loss might just bump them out of contention.
Denver has been dealing with the offseason losses of Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. Trevor Siemian has come in strong and shown that he has the talent to be the long-term starter for the Broncos. Denver’s defense has also lived up to the hype this season and is going to be tough for Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Brady and the Patriots survived the four-game suspension that he had to serve to start the season. They currently have an 11-2 record at this point in the season and appear to be the frontrunners in the AFC once again this season. New England is without question the team to beat, but the Broncos have never backed away from a challenge.
It will be interesting to see what ends up happening this coming week. Denver and New England are going to put on a show for their fans and any fan of quality football.
All of that being said, what bold predictions can be made for the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots game in NFL Week 15 action?
Trevor Siemian Steps Up with 300 Yards, Four Touchdowns
John Elway has to be impressed with the way that Trevor Siemian has played this season. That may be the case, but he may be looking to see his young quarterback step up against a Super Bowl-caliber team. New England is exactly that kind of team, and Siemian will put up 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Tom Brady Racks Up 350 Yards, Four Touchdowns
Not to be outdone by the Broncos’ young quarterback, Tom Brady will throw for 350 yards and four touchdowns this week. Denver has one of the NFL’s best defense, but Brady has put up big numbers against better defenses before. Brady will prove himself once again this week and will put his team in a good position to come away with a win.
Denver Intercepts Tom Brady Three Times
Even though Brady is going to put up big numbers, he will also make some key mistakes. Brady will be forced to throw three interceptions this week. Denver’s defense is no joke, which will show in a big way this week.
New England Holds the Broncos to 50 Yards or Less on the Ground
Denver isn’t the only team with a solid defense. New England will show that they can play top-notch defense as well by holding the Broncos to under 50 yards on the ground. That will take out a huge chunk of the Broncos’ playmaking ability and will force Siemian to have a nearly perfect game.
Denver Pulls Out a Shocking Upset Victory
New England is favored heading into this week’s matchup, but the Broncos are going to come out with the win. Their season could very well be on the line in the next few weeks and this is the biggest game on their schedule. Denver will pull out the upset win and will bolster their playoff chances.
Expect to see these two teams play an entertaining brand of football this Sunday. New England is going to leave everything they have on the field, but it won’t be enough. Denver will get the job done to improve to 9-5 on the season.
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