Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels (81) warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
It is amazing that the football season is almost 25 percent completed. The Denver Broncos have not had a lot of pretty wins, but they are sitting as one of the seven teams in the league with an undefeated record.
The Broncos return home to Mile High to face off with another NFC North opponent, the Minnesota Vikings. After playing two straight games on the road in tough environments, the Broncos get to come home to their loyal fans in what should be an interesting game.
The Minnesota Vikings enter the game at 2-1. After a poor showing against the San Francisco 49ers, the Vikings have pulled off two straight wins against the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers. The key player that the Broncos will be focused on is Adrian Peterson, who has returned after missing almost all of last year due to suspension.
It has been quite some time since the Broncos and Vikings last met. In fact, Tim Tebow was still the quarterback when these teams met. Since the Broncos only play the NFC North teams every four years, there is bound to be a lot of changes.
Without further ado, let us dive into our weekly game preview for Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.
A piece that I have written earlier this week talks about the disappearance of Cody Latimer from the Broncos offense. After so much hype during the offseason, it appears as if Cody Latimer has been placed in Gary Kubiak’s doghouse. However, it is uncertain as to why in the eyes of the fans.
Is it the difficulties of grasping the playbook? Is it his route running? No one knows for sure what the main reason is.
The Chicago Bears, led by former Broncos head coach John Fox, appear to be starting new as they have traded two players to other teams. The Panthers acquired Jared Allen and the Patriots have acquired Jon Bostic during the week’s trades.
Sayre Bedinger talks about the possibility of the Broncos taking advantage of the situation and acquiring two key talents, running back Matt Forte and tight end Martellus Bennett. Both could be interesting pieces to add. But with Owen Daniels and Virgil Green on the roster, I don’t think Bennett would want to be a backup.
Matt Forte could be an interesting addition to a running game that has been lacking the first three games of the season. But what would John Fox give up?
Speaking of this week, Brad James has already begun his look into next weeks game right away. He notes at how the Broncos will be facing a difficult challenge in the Minnesota Vikings.
He notes the resurgence of Adrian Peterson, like I mentioned earlier. The Broncos do open up this game as a 6.5 point favorite. Seeing as how Minnesota struggled on the road against the 49ers, could we see the same thing on Sunday?
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