Broncos-Packers Week 8 Game Thread


Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of the name of Denver Bronco

The Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers make NFL history tonight on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, representing only the fourth time this late in the season (November 1) that two teams sporting at least 6-0 records have met each other.

In that vein of thought, the Broncos also have a lot on the line as Mr. Pat Bowlen, the Broncos’ owner since 1984, will be inducted into the franchise’s ring of fame. Bowlen, who created the Ring of Fame, to honor great Broncos of the past, will be the 28th inductee into this elite fraternity.

Anyway, the fascinating matchup for me, as I have heretofore said, is the Broncos’ secondary against the Packers’ elite signal-caller, Aaron Rodgers. If cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib (a combined three interception returns for touchdowns this season) can get the best of Rodgers, the Broncos’ chances to win should be greatly enhanced.

It bears mentioning that this is only the second time in NFL history that Rodgers and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning have met each other. The first time around, things didn’t go so well for Manning as Rodgers’ Packers out-dueled his Indianapolis Colts, 34-14 at Lambeau Field in 2008.

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This is also Rodgers’ first foray into the thin air at 5,280 feet and while we of course, want the Broncos to go to 7-0, remember to be nice to any Packers fans you encounter, if any at all. I went to Lambeau Field last week and it is a hotbed of Packers fans, all of whom were nice to me so let’s be class acts as they are and return the favor. GO BRONCOS!