Broncos @ 49ers
The Denver Broncos are in the Bay Area this week to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Denver has had bad luck in terms of injuries recently. They lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a torn Achilles this week in practice. They lost cornerback Chris Harris Jr to a broken leg in their victory over the Bengals. Now they have to use the Next Man Up mentality.
The fact that they are facing a young quarterback in Nick Mullens bodes well for the Broncos. It also helps that the 49ers will be without wide receiver Pierre Garçon.
If the Broncos continue playing with the “one game at a time” mentality, they should overcome these injuries. I have a good feeling this week.
49ers 21, Broncos 17
The Broncos are the road again this week, heading to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. While the 49ers record is 2-10, they are a much better team than people seem to think. They have a top 10 defense and rushing attack, and can bite hard if they are slept on.
Denver has won three straight and is fighting for a playoff spot. Keeping the goal in mind, the Broncos have to be a disciplined team, and take care of business. Case has not thrown an interception in four straight weeks, and Denver has been winning the turn over battle. Protecting the ball and forcing the Defense to respect the passing game will allow the rookie sensation, Phillip Lindsay, to do his thing. If Denver doesn’t beat themselves, they will make it four straight.
Unfortunately for Bronco fans, this week they must root for the Patriots, the Chiefs, and the Raiders.
Broncos 27, 49ers 20
Both teams are dealing with injuries in this week 14 matchup. The Broncos especially will need a, “next man up” mentality as they continue to chase a playoff spot.
With the loss of Emanuel Sanders, the Broncos will rely heavily on Phillip Lindsay. The ground game will work effectively, which will open up the passing game.
Courtland Sutton will have his first 100-plus yard game of his career. On defense, Denver will effectively slow down the 49ers passing game despite losing Chris Harris Jr. However, Jeff Wilson Jr. will have a very good game on the ground.
It will turn into a battle of field position and clock management, and it will be close. Phillip Lindsay will catch a swing pass late in the 4th quarter for a 15 yard touchdown and the win.
Broncos 27, 49ers 23