At Sports Unbiased we believe in information. We also believe there is no such thing as too much information. With that in mind, we give you at least six collaborative articles per week that will prepare you for the next weeks NFL matchups. The first knowledge grab of the week are the weekly NFL writers picks which is up early each week. Then you can find an in-depth analysis of the week’s marquee matchups in a series we call the 2013 NFL Weekly In-Depth Analysis which is now a series of five articles that cover the marquee games of the week. These articles will prepare you in time for your office pools or any other venture you might consider.
As part of the NFL Weekly In-Depth Analysis series we present the clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. This is a 4:25 PM EST game that will be played at AT&T Stadium as the 4-0 Denver Broncos host the 2-2 Dallas Cowboys. Can Tony Romo, Demarco Murray and the rest of the Cowboys offense keep up with the Broncos on the road at Mile High? Can Peyton Manning and the high flying Denver offense continue their incredible scoring ways? Here are the Vegas odds for the game and what the Sports Unbiased In-Depth Analysis Team believes will occur this Sunday. This week Chris Pagliuca, John Yeomans, “Coach” Mike Fabber and Mike Santangelo provide commentary on the game.
Vegas Odds: Broncos -7 ½ 56 ½ u
Chris’ Pick: I honestly believe this is an easy pick to make; I’m going with the Denver Broncos point blank. The Broncos have looked unstoppable led by Peyton Manning, who has put up 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns with ZERO interceptions throughout four games. The Broncos are also the number one ranked offense in the NFL and the Cowboys won’t be the team to stop them. However, the Broncos have allowed 20 or more points in every game this season so the Cowboys should be able to put up some points, but not enough. Final Score: Broncos 34 Cowboys 20
John’s Pick: If you didn’t know the Broncos are averaging 44.8 points a game, which is on pace to be better than the 2007 New England Patriots who averaged 36.8 in their undefeated season. Manning and his crew of passing catchers seem to have it made as they face another woeful secondary (Cowboys pass defense ranked 27th) that they will most likely tear apart. Don’t count out the Cowboys they have played great at home with Tony Romo only throwing one interception to his eight touchdowns. Even with how great the Broncos have been playing they have an Achilles heel with their secondary allowing 316.2 yards a game, which means Romo and his offense should put up some numbers and keep this game close. However, there is no way I’m picking against the Broncos the way Manning has been playing. Final Score: Broncos 33 Cowboys 30
Mike’s Pick: Yes, the Cowboys are leading the NFC East. Yes, Tony Romo has been playing pretty well for his team. Yes, the Cowboys are at home this week. No, they will not be the team that stops the juggernaut that is the Denver Broncos offense. Through this week, the Dallas defense ranks 28th against the pass, they average over 300 yards per game allowed. Sure, they have a pretty good rush defense, but does anyone expect this Denver team to rely on its run game? Up until now, Denver actually ranks worse against the pass than Dallas does but, Tony Romo is NOT Peyton Manning, and that will show all through the game in Dallas. In the end, Denver will just be way too much for Dallas to handle, and they will win big. Final Score: Broncos 31 Dallas 17
Coach’s Pick: Denver Broncos have been scoring on record pace, mainly because of the great play of Quarterback Peyton Manning. Interesting story about Peyton, Monte Kiffin is the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. He used to coach for Tampa Bay, where he created and perfected the Tampa 2 defense. The coach of Tampa at that point was Tony Dungy, who went on to coach for Indianapolis Colts. Yes, that is where Peyton played for over a decade and practiced against that defense every day. He knows this defense to well to lose to it. Another record setting day for Peyton and those Broncos. Final Score: Broncos 45 Cowboys 31
There it is, Sports Unbiased has broken down a marquee game in week five of the NFL season. We have given you analysis, we have given you the odds and we even gave you the possible final score. Trust all the writers, trust a couple of the writers or just trust one. Find you favorites and come back for other editions of the Sports Unbiased marquee matchups. Now go forth and win your office pool, enjoy the game even have some fun on the morning line. Good luck and happy picking. See you next week.
Note: All odds courtesy of Vegas Insider Consensus