After completing their road schedule, the Denver Broncos will be at home for the holidays. Awaiting them is their final NFC opponent of the 2019 season.
When Week 16 rolls around for the Denver Broncos, it will be a sigh of relief and hopefully the beginning of a possible push to the playoffs. Best part about it, is that Denver will be spending the last two weeks of 2019 at home.
Before the Denver Broncos spend some time with their families on the Christmas holiday, they will face off against the Detroit Lions. This marks the final NFC team the Broncos will play in the season. And it has been some time since Denver saw Detroit.
In fact, we have to go back to Week three of the Broncos Super Bowl 50 championship season the last time these two teams played each other. It was Denver’s second straight primetime game as the game took place on Sunday Night Football.
It was a defensive battle for most of the game. It would be Denver’s defense that would come out on top as the Broncos continued their road to Super Bowl 50 with a 24-12 win on that evening, giving Denver the 7-5 edge in the all time series.
Detroit will be looking to improve from last year’s 6-10 record, which was the worst in the NFC North. Despite some promise, and some big wins over the Patriots and Packers (twice), the Lions could not improve from last year.
A former Bronco will be making his return to Denver, granted he is still on the roster, as C.J. Anderson signed with the Lions in the offseason. The team also signed Jesse James from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Having him with T.J. Hockenson, the Lions’ first round draft pick this offseason, and they have a solid tight end group.
The rest of their draft saw them focus mostly on the defensive side of the football. Which makes sense as they have been focused on getting stronger on defense.
While the game itself will not have a set date until after Week 8, this should be a solid late season matchup. And rejoice Broncos Country. The team will not be playing on December 24th or 25th this season!