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Sunday, December 18, the New England Patriots (11-2) take on the Denver Broncos (8-5). The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Read on for our Patriots vs. Broncos prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Denver wins the match-up between the two teams 55.5 percent of the time. The spread, however, suggests that the Patriots are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Patriots -3
Game Time: 4:25 p.m. E.T.
Patriots vs. Broncos preview:
Remember when Patriots fans were worried about how Tom Brady's suspension was going to impact the team's playoff chances. Not so much, huh. The Pats, who went 3-1 without Brady, have been even better with him, sporting an 11-2 mark on the year. Since the team's only loss with Brady at the helm, a 31-24 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, New England has ripped off four straights, taking down the 49ers, Jets, Rams and Ravens.
The Broncos, the defending Super Bowl champions, haven't been quite as consistent as the Patriots, but they're still dangerous. Denver, coming off of a loss to Tennessee, really needs to win at least two of three down the stretch to return to the playoffs.
Patriots vs. Broncos prediction:
Denver's defense is still formidable, but when you've got a contest between a Tom Brady-led team and a Trevor Siemian-led team, you know who to go with. Pats by six.