Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
I guess the best thing to say is how do I predict this game? Two backup quarterbacks, two solid defenses, star wide receivers. This game has it all.
This game smells of a low scoring affair. Both defenses rank in the tops in a lot of categories. The Broncos rank first in yards (run, pass, and total) while the Bengals rank first in points allowed.
The only weakness in the Bengals defense is the pass game. I look for Osweiler to take advantage early and often. Again, it will depend on how he and the coaches respond in the second half.
I only have one bold prediction this week. The Broncos defense finally scores a touchdown after so long. I will leave it up to your imagination on how that gets scored.
With Kansas City on their heels, I just do not see the Broncos giving them any chance at taking the division title. This game will give the Broncos the confidence they need for San Diego. Broncos come out on top in a close defensive battle.
Broncos 23 Bengals 20