This week the Denver Broncos(1-2) take a trip from Mile High to LP Field to take on the Tennessee Titans(2-1).
Each team faced off against the competitors of the Manning Bowl II last week. The Titans beat Eli Manning and the New York Giants. The Broncos lost to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
This year hasn't started off so well for the Denver Broncos. They started off 1-2 with a win against the Seahawks at Mile High. In the first three games the Broncos have shown a couple of weaknesses. Such as the inability to stop the pass. When it comes to crunch time Kyle Orton folds faster than an origami swan. Even worse, starting running back Knowshon Moreno is out with a hamstring injury.
The Broncos focused on the pass which may not bode so well with a strong Titan pass rush. The Broncos biggest bright spot so far is crushing Seattle who has had two impressive wins of their own.
The Titans have had a reverse effect from the Broncos this year with a 2-1 start. The Titans have been trying to stay behind rushing phenom Chris Johnson who has been below average this year. Vince Young has done what has been asked of him thus far. He won both games he was allowed to finish and sat on the bench when asked to during the other game.
The Titans defense has stepped up big time this year. Considering how far down they were ranked last year. It has been an amazing turnaround. Especially in the secondary which was the culprit last year. Cortland Finnegan is playing with a lot of heart. The defensive line has played like their rear ends are on fire.
With the Broncos being a pass-first team with a flimsy Orton and the Titans defense stepping up, it may be a long day for Bronco fans.
Watch for Vince Young to make some big plays through the air. And Chris Johnson to continue his streak of 100-yard games. Also watch for the Titan secondary to be ball hawking, especially safety Michael Griffin.
If the Broncos fail to produce this week, they will be punting early and often.
This one isn't going to be nearly as close as some may believe. I think the Titans continue on the right path with a 32-10 win this week at home.