|Ok, everyone seems to be giving Kansas City some props that I can't see where it could be coming from. Are you judging this information because of the KC vs. Pitt game? Don't forget that this is where Rapelisberger got injured and hasn't played since. If he stayed healthy that whole game, I'm pretty sure that it wouldn't have needed to come down to OT for them to pull out the win.
Posted: 11/25/2012 7:42:45 AM
Let me help break down this game. KC SUCKS! Don't care if this is a divisional game. This isn't with Teblow last year and they won by 4 points last year. Seriously, everyone here think Manning can't one better up over Telblow?
Denver is a top 5 ranked offense AND defense. They will shut down Quinn and most likely score at least 1 TD off this KC offense. The Bengals who are definitely not better than the Broncos showed that KC can get their fools whooped in their own stadium! This is to a Bengals defense which is mediocre and slightly below average. Both Cassel and Quinn played, 0 TD's and 2 FG's. Dalton had more yards than both of them combined!
So far this year, KC has proven that they CAN lose to conference opponents by more than 10 points. They lost to SD by 17 & Cincy by 22. The ONLY conference team that they kept it close is the Ravens which are a completely up and down team and anything but consistent.
Yes, McGahee is out but isn't it a nice thing that Manning will have to air it out more? They still have RB's in the lineup so don't think they won't try to run the ball. It just won't most likely be as much.
Here let me quote something for everyone to read who may have missed this important info:
"Quinn’s first start was on Oct. 14 at Tampa Bay when he replaced Cassel, who had suffered a concussion the previous week against Baltimore. In his only complete game of the season, Quinn completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards, two interceptions, a long of 19 yards and a 48.1 passer rating."
It's clear that this offense is in complete disarray and can't put together anything. Just like every other game this year, Charles will get the ball early but once the explosive Denver offense starts running up the score, they'll rely heavily on Quinn's arm to win the game. Sadly it isn't that good, nor is anyone else on this offense.
Out of 5 games where the Broncos has scored 30+ points this year, only 1 game McGahee had more than 66 rushing yards. So it wasn't like he was sorely missed in the rest of those games. His role was more of a pass rush blocker. I'm sure who ever is replacing him this week can get down blocking.
Anyway, this is the highest spread the Broncos have had to deal with so far this year. Then again this is the crappiest team that they have to face this year and will face again in 5 weeks. I'd rather trust a team that's 6-4 ATS rather than 3-7 ATS.
I'm taking the Broncos FTW & cover!