AFC Divisional Round Preview: Broncos vs. Patriots

by Punter's Hero on January 14, 2012

in Latest News, NFL

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots Sat. Jan. 14, 2012 8 p.m. EST

One of the more intriguing matchups of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs will take place on the East Coast this Saturday night with Tim Tebow and the upstart Denver Broncos taking on the AFC Conference heavyweight New England Patriots. Not only will this be an epic showdown between two good football teams in the postseason, but this will also be a game to watch with two of the most polarizing figures in sports going head-to-head with two-time NFL MVP Tom Brady and fan favorite Tim Tebow.

Even though it would hard to argue that the New England Patriots aren’t the better football team in this contest, the Denver Broncos do pose a threat on defense. With Elvis Dumervil and Pro Bowl rookie Von Miller leading the way, the Broncos are a force to be reckoned with on defense this season and will look to put constant pressure on Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense.

That will almost certainly be the key battle in this AFC Divisional Round playoff game as whoever wins between the Patriots’ offense and the Broncos’ defense will most likely come out on top. If the Broncos can contain Brady, chances are good that Denver gets the win.

As of right now, the New England Patriots have been favored to get the win over the Denver Broncos with a -14 point spread. This is way too big a margin in my opinion.

My Pick: Take the Broncos at +14

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