Broncos Game Preview: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
By Tylor Walden
Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 37-28. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football in a huge AFC showdown with big playoff implications.
First off, Happy Holidays Broncos Country. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas if you celebrate it. The Broncos have a huge task ahead of them on Monday Night as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Does this matchup sound familiar? Well, last year the Broncos and Bengals played on Monday night in Week 16. The only difference is this time the game will be at Sports Authority Field instead of Paul Brown Stadium.
In last year’s matchup, the Broncos seemed to be on their way to a big win. However, the Bengals outscored the Broncos 10-0 in the final quarter to give them a 37-28 victory. In that game, Manning threw a season-high four interceptions. His third one was returned for a touchdown that won the game for the Bengals.
This year’s matchup is a bit different. Instead of getting Manning vs. Dalton, we will get Osweiler vs. McCarron. Both starting quarterbacks from Week 1 have suffered significant injuries. Manning has been out for six weeks with a foot injury and Dalton was hurt two weeks ago with a thumb injury.
The winner of this game will have the inside track to the No. 2 seed in the AFC. A Bengals win will clinch the bye for them while the Broncos need to win this game and next week in order to clinch it.
The Broncos defense will get tested once again. Antonio Brown had a huge second half against the No Fly Zone. Now they must contend with A.J. Green, who has over 1,200 yards this season.
Can the Broncos put a halt to this losing streak and get back on track before the playoffs? Let’s take a look in this week’s game preview.
Who: Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
When: Monday December 28th, 2015
Time: 8:30 PM EST/6:30 PM MST
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
The game will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN, so as in the words of Oprah. “You Get the Game!” “You Get the Game!” “Everybody Gets the Game!”
Here is the TV spot for this game to get all of you pumped up.
"We’re on to @Bengals vs @Broncos. #MNF https://t.co/ovVk1AzPws — ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) December 23, 2015"
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