Yes, I know what you're thinking. "What the hell?" was probably your first reaction when reading the title of this article.
Hell, it was probably the only reason why you clicked the article—to see what idiotic reason I'd give as to why the Denver Broncos would have a chance at defeating the Packers in the first place.
Let's be honest here. The Broncos have to have a lot of things go right just to the beat the Packers. Possibly everything.
They enter this game as 13-point underdogs. That is by far the largest spread of the week. The second-largest spread belongs to the Indy/Tampa Bay at 9.5 points.
The Broncos do have a chance though. In the NFL, anything can happen.
Let's get this out of the way. The Broncos defense is not going to stop Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has been perfect this year. He has completed 73 percent of his passes, and is arguably the best quarterback in the game at the current moment.
Even with the returns of Champ Bailey, DJ Williams and Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos can only hope to minimize Rodgers' explosion.
We know the Packers offense will go off. This means that Denver's offense needs to at least remain within striking distance.
Kyle Orton was fourth in the NFL in passing yards per game in 2010. He is having a down season, as he currently ranks 24th in the NFL with a 79.1 passer rating.
The Broncos can beat the Packers if Kyle Orton keeps the Broncos in the game.
Denver really has no chance of blowing this team out or controlling the clock. They don't have the running game to do it.
The Broncos will need to match Rodgers and the Pack in the vertical passing game to win this game.
We know Orton can throw for a lot of yards; he threw for over 300 in Week 1 vs. Oakland. What also helps Orton is the fact that GB ranks 31st in passing yards given up. They are not the defense that they were in 2010.
What Orton will need to do is punch the ball in the red zone.
If the Broncos can somehow accomplish this goal of matching the Packers in a marathon of scoring, Denver can "bite back."