Denver Broncos: Key matchups vs the Atlanta Falcons
What are the key matchups between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons?
Since week one, I have taken a look at two critical individual matchups the Denver Broncos needed to win to come out of each game with a victory. Last week the Broncos pulled out a huge win at home against the up-and-coming Los Angeles Chargers.
My two key matchups from the clash against the Chargers showed up big.
Drew Lock rallied the offense after some significant struggles early on and threw three touchdowns late to lead the team to a win.
Additionally, Justin Simmons showed the NFL why he’s an All-Pro with his play last Sunday.
Overall, the defense did just enough to help the team ensure a win with key turnovers and timely sacks.
Throughout the season, I’ll continue to break down two key individual matchups each week that are critical to a Broncos win.
This week, the Denver Broncos face off with the Atlanta Falcons on the road, where the team has won their last two games away from Empower Field at Mile High. The Falcons are coming off a win on Thursday against the Carolina Panthers.
The Falcons come in at 2-6 but have blown leads in several games in which they were ahead late. Their inability to play well late in games led to the dismissal of their head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Additionally, the Falcons have a lot of talent on the offense and will challenge a Denver defense playing as well as any other unit in the NFL through week 8.
With a win Sunday, the Broncos will have clawed their way back to .500 and in the thick of the playoff hunt.
This week, I look at who must win their individual matchups to ensure the Broncos win against the Atlanta Falcons.