The Denver Broncos are now just hours away from one of the most their anticipated Monday night games in recent memory when they take on the Atlanta Falcons. By now the game has been broken down from every angle, but here are a few final notes to chew on as we approach kickoff.
Which team runs the ball better- Both teams are going to make plays in the passing game, so the difference could be the running game. If the Broncos are able to run the ball, then that leads to a time of possession advantage and keeps Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense on the sideline. Going into the game, this should be an advantage for the Broncos.
Which team gets a pass rush going- The best way to slow down passing games is to get to the quarterback. If Peyton Manning or Ryan has time to throw, it is going to be a long night for the opposing defenses. For the Broncos, Elvis Dumervil, Von Miller and Derek Wolfe have to be big tonight if they are going to win the football game. On the other side of the ball, the offensive line for the Broncos must continue their outstanding play.
Which defense makes that one big play- There’s little doubt that the game tonight is going to be about the offense, but at some point there will be a big defensive play that turns the game. The team that makes that play probably wins the game. It could be a turnover, a big sack or just a key stop.
Scoring touchdowns is a must- In a game that is going to feature two offenses going up and down the field, kicking field goals won’t get it done. On the other side of that, if the Broncos defense is holding the Falcons to field goals then that’s a win for the defense.
Tackling is huge tonight- As we’ve all ready stated, both teams are going to make plays. It is vital that seven-yard passes do not turn into 70 yard touchdowns. Both defenses, even if they give up yards, must force the other offense to work for their yards and points. The team with the more big plays tonight probably moves to 2-0.
No matter who you are rooting for tonight, this one should be a lot of fun. Two great quarterbacks leading two very good offenses. The Denver Broncos vs. the Atlanta Falcons is must watch TV for all football fans.
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