We want to thank Kim from Predominantly Orange for stopping by and answering some questions about Monday night’s Packers-Broncos game for us! Here they are…
1. Javon Walker and Rod Smith are unavailable, Brandon Stokley is banged up and Brandon Marshall just got a DUI. That being said, what kind of shape is the Broncos’ passing game in?
Obviously, the Broncos passing game is hurting right now. Hopefully, our defense will continue to step things up, and get some quick three and outs to give our offense as many chances as they can get to move the ball down the field. I think we will also need to rely on the strengths of our running game to control the clock in order to win against the Packers this week.
I hope this becomes a trend for our defense. Going into the season, we were ranked as one of the top defensive teams in the NFL because of the leadership abilities of John Lynch and Ian Gold, and of course the athleticism of Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly. The run defense has been a bit disappointing thus far, but Mike Shanahan has been around long enough to know how to fix the problem. It was very reassuring to see the defense turn things around last weekend.
3. Which cornerback duo is better and why: Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly or Al Harris and Charles Woodsen?
That’s a tough call, but I’m going with Bailey and Bly because combined they have more interceptions (3) than Harris and Woodsen (1). They also have more solo tackles credited towards them. There’s no doubt that Harris and Woodson are extremely talented, and their team does have an outstanding record, but from the standpoint of pure talent, I’m going with the Bailey/Bly duo.
4. Which team wins on Monday and why?
I predict a Denver win on Monday night simply because the Broncos are coming off of an exciting win from last week where they gained a great deal of confidence. There’s no doubt that home field advantage helps too!