Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/28/12
The Saints and Broncos both come into Sunday night’s game with impressive victories in their previous games. The Saints won their second game in a row with a 35-28 win over the Bucs, while the Broncos had a 35-0 run to end their game two weeks ago against San Diego. Peyton Manning has the second-best passer rating in the league. (Photo by Jeffrey Beall via CC BY-SA 3.0) New Orleans Saints The Saints had a disastrous 0-4 start to begin the season, but they have recovered and won their past two games. They are four games behind the undefeated Falcons in the NFC South but still have two games remaining against Atlanta. The balance of production on offense is what has hurt the Saints this season. They are the top team in the league in terms of passing yards but are last in rushing. They become increasingly one-dimensional late in games, which makes it easier for opposing defenses to strategize against them. The issues continue on defense, as the Saints have the 30th-ranked pass defense, along with the 31st overall run defense. This is evident as they have allowed at least 24 points in each of their games. They are a team built to win by putting up points in the twenties, as opposed to holding opponents under that amount. Denver Broncos The Broncos are coming off of one the best comebacks in recent history when they came back from a 24-0 deficit against the Chargers two Mondays ago to win 35-24. It got the Broncos to 3-3 and first place in the AFC West. Even with the 3-3 record, Peyton Manning still has the second-best passer rating in the league, along with the fourth-most touchdowns. He has been productive all year for Denver, with the defense being the issue in their losses. The Broncos must try and take advantage of how poor the Saints perform on defense, especially in the run game. Willis McGahee only has three touchdowns on the year, which is a number that can be increased tonight against the Saints. Saints-Broncos Prediction The Saints have won two games in a row, but the Broncos are finally beginning to piece things together they way they should have from Week 1. The Saints are too weak on defense to stop Peyton Manning and the Denver offense, so look for them to Denver to take this game easily. Broncos 34 | Saints 21 ***** New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos Saints-Broncos Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Saints-Broncos Kickoff Time: 8:20 PM (Eastern) Saints-Broncos TV Network: NBC The post Sunday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
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