The Broncos are coming off a huge win last week against the Miami Dolphins. Tim Tebow struggled for the majority of the game but made the throws and plays in the final 5 minutes to give the Broncos their 2nd win of the season. The unbelievable comeback went into the record books as the biggest comeback win (taking into account the amount of points down and the time left on the clock) in NFL history.
The Denver Broncos will host the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday at 2:05 pm MT. Although the team is coming off a high from last week’s win, they will be without starting running back Willis McGahee (hand) who is averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season. Also, defensive end Elvis Dumervil is questionable, leaving doubts about the Broncos’ ability to effectively pass rush Detroit’s quarterback, whoever that may be.
If Matthew Stafford (questionable – ankle) doesn’t suit up on Sunday, the Broncos will
have a much better chance of pulling out the win. Stafford has had a great season thus far, throwing 16 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. If he plays, Denver’s defense will have to focus on pass rushing and shutting down top receiver Calvin Johnson, otherwise known as ‘Megatron’.
On the other side of the ball the Broncos need to see a more consistent game from Tim Tebow. Although Tebow ended last week’s game with decent stats, he didn’t move the offense until the final two drives. Look for Tebow to have a quicker start against Detroit and play better overall. Knowshon Moreno will be starting at the running back position with McGahee out. If he can get into the open field, look for him to have a big game.
Game prediction if Stafford is out: Broncos 24, Lions 23
Stafford in: Broncos 24, Lions 34