Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
If there's one game NFL fans need to watch in Week 5 it's the Denver Broncos at the New England Patriots.
For obvious reasons, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady dueling once again will be awesome.
Additionally, this game has legit postseason implications because the Broncos and Pats could certainly meet again in January. As for this contest, expect each offense to come out attacking hard.
The defensive weakness for Denver and New England is against the pass, so pressing downfield early will create stronger balance later on. Here, the competitive edge goes to the Broncos because of a more capable pass rush in Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.
One major concern, though, is how Denver slows down all of Brady's offensive weapons. That's a tough challenge and New England will utilize a lot of quick-developing plays to nullify Denver's rush. Manning, however, will bring a slightly different approach.
With the Pats not as well-versed in applying pressure or defending the pass, Denver's receivers will have a bit more time to develop routes and get yards after the catch.
The winning team, though, gets a bit more consistent quarterback pressure and fields a more reliable play-making secondary.
Broncos 30, Patriots 27
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