The Denver Broncos are gearing up for an improbable postseason run. Denver currently has a 7-6 record and is in third place in the AFC West.
They are ranked 10th in the AFC but still control their destiny. The Broncos have the same record as the 6th and 7th seeds in the AFC and can get into the postseason if they win out. NFL odds have the Broncos as -2.5 favorites this weekend.
Read on to learn how many points the Denver Broncos could put up in Week 15. Then, we’ll explore the Broncos’ offensive weapons and how they will fare against the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense.
The Broncos’ offense does not jump off the page in any specific category. Denver ranks 19th in the NFL in both total and passing yardage.
The Broncos’ offense does not score a lot of points, either. They rank 20th with 275 points scored through 13 games, amounting to slightly more than 21 points per game.
Their running game is better than the passing game. Denver ranks 11th with 1,600 rushing yards this season. The Broncos rank 7th with 4.6 yards per attempt from an efficiency perspective.
The Broncos’ rushing attack is a two-headed monster. Both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams have rushed for more than 700 yards this season and combined for 15 total touchdowns.
Denver’s top wide receiver is Courtland Sutton, who averages just over 50 yards per game.
One reason why the Broncos are in the playoff hunt is that they do not turn over the ball. They have 15 turnovers in 13 games, placing them 8th in the league.
The other variable in this game is whether the Bengals’ defense is vulnerable. The Bengals have an average defense ranked 17th for total yardage allowed in the league. They are ranked 29th in the league against the pass.
However, they are strong against the run. The Bengals’ defense has allowed just 1210 rushing yards, which is good for 4th in the league.
They are also averaging in terms of creating turnovers. Through 13 games, the Bengals’ defense has produced a meager 17 turnovers.
One area that the Bengals excel in is the pass rush. They have recorded 37 sacks this season, which is the second-most in the NFL.
In terms of points allowed, the Bengals fall in the middle of the pack. They have allowed 293 points this season, which ranks them 17th.
Denver Broncos’ Scoring Odds in Week 15
I am not convinced about the Broncos’ promise as a King of the Weekend option. Denver’s strong suit on offense is the running game. Unfortunately, this so happens to be the Bengals’ strength as well.
In my opinion, the Broncos lack the receiving options required to capitalize off the Bengals’ vulnerability in the secondary.
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