The last time Peyton Manning and Drew Brees were on the same field together, Brees won his Super Bowl title in dramatic fashion when Tracy Porter’s interception sealed the victory. Porter and Manning are now in Denver, and Sean Payton is not on the sideline for New Orleans.
What we can still expect, though, is plenty of offensive fireworks. The Saints defense has struggled, though they have played marginally better in the last two wins. They will likely give up lots of yards to the Broncos, and must hope to generate turnovers. The Broncos have been a team that has been a tale of two halves, none more distinct than the most recent rally at San Diego. They have made a habit, though, of starting slowly in losses to Atlanta, Houston, and New England. New Orleans offense is much better than San Diego, and falling behind would be dangerous against the Saints.
Denver has had some horrific fumble luck this year. They’ve also had some other random plays, like Decker falling down when wide open, that have impacted things. I expect they will put it together soon.
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