New England Patriots (6-2) at Denver Broncos (3-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos +7.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos square off in week 10’s edition of Sunday Night Football from Mile High on NBC.
The New England Patriots will look to keep the momentum going after their bye week, winners of 4 straight following a 21-13 win over the Chargers last time out. Tom Brady threw for 333 yards and a touchdown on 32 of 47 passing, while Dion Lewis and Mike Gillislee combined to rush for 78 yards on 26 carries. James White led the team with 85 receiving yards out of the backfield, while Rex Burkhead caught a team-high 7 passes in the win. Chris Hogan, Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks all added 5 receptions of their own, with Gronk logging the lone offensive TD for the Pats in the win. Defensively, a Brandon King safety and a Jonathan Jones interception were the lone individual highlights as the Patriots gave up 349 yards of total offense to the Chargers in the win.
The Denver Broncos are in desperate need of a win after losing 4 straight, including a 51-23 rout at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles last time out. Brock Osweiler threw for 208 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions on 19 of 38 passing, while the Broncos as a team rushed for 35 yards on 19 carries. Demaryius Thomas caught a team-high 8 passes for 70 yards and Denver’s lone offensive touchdown in the loss. Defensively, the Broncos recorded a pair of sacks and Von Miller forced a fumble that Brandon Marshall returned 19 yards for a TD as the lone highlights in a disappointing outing from the Broncos, giving up 419 yards of total offense in the blowout.
New England is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a bye week. Denver is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 against the AFC while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games following a loss. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
These two teams usually play each other pretty tight, splitting the last 6 games with 3 wins apiece. And Brock Osweiler is well known for his triumph against New England in the past. But would you back the Broncos with the way that they’re playing right now? I didn’t think so either. The Patriots keep finding ways to win while the Broncos keep finding ways to get blown out and even giving up the hook, I think the Patriots win this one easily on Sunday Night Football so I’ll lay the points here.