January 19th, 2014
The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots both have good quarterbacks. Nobody can argue that. They say defense wins championships, but that's not the case, in this game. Although the Patriots have the better defense, I think the Broncos are going to win due to their offense.
Peyton Manning isn't the only offensive star on the Denver Broncos team. Julius Thomas, TE, Demaryius Thomas, WR, and Knowshon Moreno, RB, are also excellent offensive players. On defense, they only really have two stars, Champ Bailey, S and Von Miller. Since Miller is not playing due to injury the rest of the defense will need to step up and play their best to stop the Patriots. Because they have so many star players on the team, they should be able to grab a ticket to the Super Bowl...and maybe win the Vince Lombardi trophy!
Tom Brady hasn't been that great this season...at least not as he usually is. The players around him, however, have risen to greatness, leaving Brady behind. TE, Rob Gronkowski has been shining this year, but unfortunately for the Pats, around week 15, had a season-ending injury and can't play on Sunday. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Stevann Ridley, RB, and Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, have all been outstanding this season offensively. For the defense, they have suffered a lot of injuries, but have found ways to get stops when they need. I suspect none of these players will play well enough to beat out the stars on Denver's team.
The Broncos defense will have to take it up a notch to beat the Patriots offense. I think the final score will be 24-17, Broncos.