Denver Broncos Biggest Game of the Season?


After the Denver Broncos statement win against the Green Bay Packers, this week against the Indianapolis Colts could be the most important game of the season. As good as it felt to beat the Packers, beating the Colts may well be an even bigger statement.

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The fact is Denver’s win against the Packers showed the league just how scary the Broncos could be. What it did not do was convince anyone that the feat could be repeated. Looking back on the season, Denver has six wins that might have easily been losses, and one win that was a no doubter. The question will be can the Broncos double down against a team that is struggling after taking it to a team that has Super Bowl aspirations?

Andrew Luck and the Colts have limped through the regular season after being touted as Super Bowl favorites in the preseason. They have deficiencies that the Broncos defense should be able to exploit. Luck has struggled, and the Colts defense has sputtered. That equation should add up to a win for Denver. The offense appeared to find a good formula, and if they can continue that formula, Sunday should be a blowout.

In the history of the NFL there has never been a 7-0 team that has been doubted more than the 2015 Denver Broncos.

However, if this was college, we would be talking about this as a trap game. All of the excitement of beating arguably the best team in the NFC builds up the confidence, but if the balloon becomes overinflated, it won’t take much to see it burst. Confidence is tricky like that.

The colts are not incapable of pulling together for a big turnaround. They are looking at making their own statement about their 2015 season. A victory over the Broncos would be a nice feather in their cap. All it takes is a little complacency on the part of the Broncos, and boom, balloon burst. The questions will stream in about how good the team really is.

In the history of the NFL there has never been a 7-0 team that has been doubted more than the 2015 Denver Broncos. In an honest moment, those doubts are warranted. Defense wins championships, but the offense has to show up. Against the Packers, we finally got to see what the hybrid Manning/Kubiak offense could do. Backing up that performance against the Colts might be the most important game of season.

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Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (23) carries for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports