Broncos vs. Patriots : Week 9 – Game Preview

Updated: November 2, 2014
Broncos vs. Patriots : Week 9 - Game Preview

Both teams enter this game on four game winning streaks and both teams have their offense clicking. Of course quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the catalysts for the offensive success for each team, and they battle here again for supremacy in the AFC.

The Denver Broncos are having another fine year so far, as they come in at 6-1 on the year, with that lone loss coming on the road at Seattle. This is only Denver’s 3rd road game of the year. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in November, but are also 9-20 ATS in their last 29 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and just 1-4 ATS the last 5 meeting in this series. Once again Denver has an elite offense, that ranks 6th in total yards, 3rd in passing, 21st in rushing and 1st in scoring (32 ppg). The defense has also been good for this team, as they come in ranked 4th in yards allowed, 17th vs the pass, 1st vs the run and 6th in points allowed (20.3 ppg).

The New England Patriots are once again atop the AFC Standings, coming in with a 6-2 record that includes a perfect 4-0 mark at home. Last week the Pats had an offensive explosion, putting up 51 points on the Bears for their 4th win a row. The Patriots are are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, but also just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. The Pats offense has been on fire of late and for the year they rank 10th in total offense, 10th in passing, 17th in rushing and 3rd in scoring (29.8 ppg). The defense has been rather average, ranking 12th in yards allowed, 2nd vs the pass, 25th vs the run and 14th in points allowed (22.1 ppg).