The 3 Games Denver Can Easily Lose This Year
By Daniel Calzone
This premise may seem a bit premature, but given the Denver Broncos’ recent string of dominance, I don’t think it is out of the question to consider an undefeated season. With so much parity occurring in the NFL, many analysts consider an undefeated season more of an anomaly than a possibility. No team has done it since the ’72 Dolphins, but the Patriots did come one game shy in 2007, when they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. I’m not saying it will happen; I’m simply deeming an undefeated season a possibility for the 2013 Broncos.
When I looked at the Broncos’ schedule, I really started to believe in this possibility. I have watched all of the Broncos’ games so far, and I must say their offense has that same magical quality that the Patriots had in 2007. The Broncos play host to the Philadelphia Eagles this week, and except for the first half of Week 1, Philly has looked less than stellar thus far. In the high altitude, the over/under for this game sits around 57.5 points, the highest for any of this week’s matchups. I expect the Broncos to win this game by a score or two, and looking down the road, there are only a few games I could envision them losing. Obviously anything can happen on any given week, but here are the games I expect to be close.
Week 5 at the Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have the potential to stick with the Broncos on offense. If this game was in Denver, I would say no way, but in Dallas I give the Boys a puncher’s chance. It comes down to whether Tony Romo decides to look like an All-Pro or a pass-happy, turnover-prone signal-caller. If DeMarco Murray runs well and their defense gets some stops, a win is possible.