The NFL action continues this weekend with a matchup between two sides that are no strangers to the Super Bowl. It may be a big ask for either of these sides to reach the championship game this season, but they could still feel as though they could push towards achieving that starting with a positive result this weekend.
Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots Odds
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New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos Preview
The New England Patriots will still go into this game as the favourites on the moneyline, but their early season form to this point hasn’t been as dominant as many would have been hoping for. They have received a boost this week, as it has been revealed that there is expectancy that Cam Newton will be re-signing with the Pats, with an official announcement expecting very soon. The Patriots currently have a record of 2-2, but there is currently no clear momentum in their favour.
They won their first game of the season against the Miami Dolphins, before they were beaten by the Seattle Seahawks in their following game. The Patriots got back to winning ways in their most recent home game against the Oakland Raiders, before they were humbled on the road by the Kansas City Chiefs. The reigning Super Bowl champions won that match 26-10.
Brian Hoyer scored 130 passing yards in the defeat, before he was replaced by Jarrett Stidham, who completed 60 passing yards. His arrival led to the only touchdown scored by the Patriots in the defeat, which was scored by N’Keal Harry. However, the Patriots impressive home form so far this season will mean that they will be a difficult nut to crack for the struggling Broncos.
The Denver Broncos come into this fixture siting in third in the AFC West. They have started the season with three defeats from their four games. However, they did get back to some kind of form in their last match in the NFL, as they were able to get a first win of the season against the New York Jets. The Broncos won on that occasion 37-28. Brett Rypien completed 242 passing yards in that win, while touchdowns were scored in the victory by Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy. Meanwhile, Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns to cap an excellent performance.
Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots Previous Meetings
The match-ups between the Broncos and the Patriots are typically huge affairs, with the two sides having competed regularly in the post-season. However, the Patriots have won the last two meetings between the sides. Meanwhile, Denver do have the better record from the all-time meetings though, as they have won 30 of the 53 meetings.
This should be an entertaining game, but it does lack a lot of the fire that made it famous in the past. The Patriots have been solid at home so far this season, and that will continue with another win.