The second quarter of the season doesn’t get any easier for Denver. With 3 out of 4 games on the road, this could be the toughest quarter on the schedule.
To start the second quarter of the season, Denver will hit the road to face the New England Patriots. The Broncos hold the overall series record against the Patriots with a 27-18 record, with New England holding the current streak at 2 wins in a row. The Patriots upgraded their defense through the draft, but didn’t do much more than that. This team destroyed Denver twice last year and with us adding Peyton Manning, I can see us getting closer to match the Patriots though I don’t believe were there yet. Add in the fact we go to New England, and I just can’t see us coming out with a victory over Tom Brady and company. Unfortunately, Denver 27 New England 35 to bring us to 3-2 on the season.
Week 6 Denver takes the road for the second week in a row to take on the San Diego Chargers for their 2nd Monday night football appearance. Denver holds the overall record at 55-48-1 and takes the current streak with 1 win. San Diego took a hit on offense when Mike Tolbert and Vincent Jackson both left for new teams this off season. The Chargers did grab Robert Meachem and former Bronco Eddie Royal to counter but neither are Vincent Jackson. Rivers had a tough season last year and may improve, but I doubt it will happen without a true #1 receiver, and Mike Tolbert leaving leaves Ryan Mathews as the definite starter who has durability issues. San Diego’s defense should still be a force, they could be the strength of this team this season. This game is in San Diego, but I believe the Chargers won’t out do the Broncos. Denver 24 San Diego 20 to up our record to 4-2.
After the bye week in week 7, Denver plays back at home against the visiting New Orleans Saints on their second Sunday night football appearance. Denver holds the overall record at 7-2 and the current win streak winning the last 3 games. This will be a tough season for New Orleans without Sean Payton calling plays. They also lost some WR talent which will also hurt this team. I can see Denver winning this one by a touchdown or more, especially with the home field advantage. Denver 31 New Orleans 24 to push up to 5-2 on the season.
Week 8 sees Denver going back on the road this time to Cincinnati to face the Bengals. Denver holds the series record at 18-8 and holds the current win streak winning the last 3 games. The Bengals could be a good team this year, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green were very impressive last season, and Mike Zimmer definitely did his part on getting the defense to play for him. Denver could be in for a battle, but I don’t think Cincinnati is up for the challenge. Denver 27 Cincinnati 20 and Denver heads out with a 6-2 record.
Part 3 of the 2012 season coming soon!!!
About the Author
Written by Anthony Overbay
I live in Ohio with my fiancee and son. We are all huge Denver Bronco fans. To prove my dedication, I have a game room with 2 t.v.s both with cable where I watch both games on CBS and FOX to keep up with the day and NFL network for whenever only 1 game is on so football is always on. This room has blue carpet, orange walls, and a blue ceiling, I will let you imagine what covers the walls. I am a true football fan, and a die hard fan of the Denver Broncos.