If you want to talk about a mismatch of the ages, look no further than the Broncos run game going up against the Packers run defense.
After beating Chicago, where they allowed a total of 13 rushing yards, the Packers now rank as the No. 1 run defense in the NFL, allowing an average of only 55 yards a game. The Broncos running backs, Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno, are averaging only 2.9 yards per carry together.
The Packers are struggling to get their secondary back on track, and the return of Tramon Williams didn't seem to have that much impact last week. They've allowed back-to-back 400-yard performances by the opposing quarterback, and 300 yards to a team that boasts an average receiving corps.
Orton will also be going up against a front seven that has 10 sacks on opposing quarterbacks, and his offensive line has allowed eight on the season already. The Broncos have two capable receivers in Brandon Lloyd and Eric Decker, so I expect Orton to pass on just about every play if the Broncos have any hope of winning this game.
But despite the struggles the Packers have in their secondary, it's only a matter of time before the group gets their act together, and it could start as early as this week. A shut-out of the Broncos is not out of the question.
Note: Vic So'oto fully participated in practice last friday, but was inactive against Chicago. Barring another set back, expect So'oto to play in this game. Keep your eye on him.