The Denver Broncos are on a hot streak heading into their game vs the depleted Bengals. Here’s why this seemingly favorable matchup is actually a trap game.
After a season and a half of disappointment, Denver Broncos fans are cautiously optimistic that this team is actually beginning to turn it around under much-maligned head coach Vance Joseph. Despite a tough schedule early in the season that left Denver sitting at 3-6, they have won their last two games against the playoff-contending Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
With a two-game winning streak and quarterback Case Keenum looking more and more like the guy who led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last year as opposed to the guy who got thrown into the lineup early in his career with the Texans, the Denver Broncos have a chance to make a run this year.
There are a couple of possible scenarios in which the Denver Broncos make the 2018 playoffs, which editor Sayre Bedinger alluded to in his post earlier this week, but the best one for Denver is to just win out. That means taking care of business this weekend when they square off against the Cincinnati Bengals, who after a strong start, have faltered down the stretch losing five of their last six games. Moreover, they no longer have their starting quarterback Andy Dalton who is out for the season with a thumb injury.
When you look at it from that angle, it’s no wonder Las Vegas has the Broncos as a five-point favorite away at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
I don’t want to be pessimistic, but I want to be real with you all though in letting you know this is a scary trap game for the Denver Broncos. It’s one they can’t afford to lose, but all too often they have and it leaves fans everywhere scratching their head and going back to the drawing board.
Here is why tomorrow’s game is a trap game.