Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) catches a pass during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
This has nothing to do with him playing his former team or a theme I’m going for.
The last two games, Emmanuel Sanders has been the focus of Manning. Demaryius Thomas is one of the best in the NFL so of course you have to account for him. Same is true of Julius Thomas.
I suspect Welker is due for a big game – it just so happens his will come against the Patriots. He has yet to have a “Welker-” type game this season.
Given the success of his fellow wide outs, he won’t rank too high on the guys New England has to stop. That spells big game for Welker.