Note: The quotes in this article are fictional.
New York Jets @ Denver (+3)
The pass-happy Broncos welcome the Jets to Mile High Stadium at Invesco Field, where Josh McDaniels' fist-pumping exuberance faces little resistance in the thin air of Denver. The Broncos are 2-3, and chasing the upstart Chiefs in the AFC West standings.
"It will take more than just air to stifle my enthusiasm," McDaniels said. "I wish I could say the same about our running game."
"But what better time to throw than now against the Jets, with Darrelle Revis slowed by a hamstring injury? Heck, he might not even play. If he does, we'll be sure to run some deep patterns on him, just to test that hamstring."
"If he's not totally healthy, then we'll see something from him that you're not likely to see from Antonio Cromartie, father of eight children—a noticeable 'limp."
The 4-1 Jets lead the AFC East and are playing like a team on a mission to win the Super Bowl. In last Monday's 29-20 win over the Vikings, New York's defense stifled the Vikes for much of the game, and moved the ball consistently with a balanced attack.
"We're confident running the ball," said Rex Ryan, "and we're confident passing the ball. LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene are two very different running backs. On the other hand, Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards are two similar receivers. They both have 'chronic' problems."
Jets win, 23-22.