"I'm looking at you Cincinnati." - Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE
Previewing the Broncos Week 9 matchup.
The Denver Broncos (4-3) begin their second two-game road swing of the season when they face the Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) in a battle of playoff teams from a year ago. Kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday is set for 11 a.m. MST.
VENUE: Paul Brown Stadium has a capacity of 65,535.
PLAYING SURFACE: UBU Sports' Speed Series S5-M synthetic turf system, also used in the Superdome and the Metrodome. This turf system features UBU Sports' exclusive Harmony Fiber, a trusted and durable component currently used in synthetic turf systems for football leagues ranging from pee-wee to professional ranks. It should also be noted that the drainage capacity of the UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf system exceeds 40 inches of water per hour.
WEATHER: The current forecast is Mostly Cloudy skies and a temperature range of 51/36f. The NFL weather link will provide a more accurate reading closer to gametime. I pondered whether Hurricane Sandy would have an affect on the game, but Troy will be there and he said he isn’t going to bother taking an umbrella.
TELEVISION: KCNC-TV (CBS 4): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan
Dierdorf (color commentary) will call the game. Here is the link to the NFL Broadcast map.
This will be the 27th meeting between these two clubs. The Broncos hold an 18-8 advantage. (Home: 11-2-0 / Away: 6-6-0), including a 3-game winning streak.
The last time they met was in Week 2 in 2011. Denver won by a score of 24-22. Eric Decker had 5 catches for 113 yards and 2 Touchdowns, Willis McGahee ran for 101 yards and 1 Touchdown on 28 carries and Wesley Woodyard made 13 total tackles (10 solo).
The Broncos last visit to Paul Brown Stadium was in the 2009 season opener. You might remember the spectacular finish. Gus Johnson gushed all over the airwaves as we witnessed what some called the " Immaculate Deflection." Trailing 7-6 with 28 seconds left to play in the game, Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton’s pass intended for Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall was tipped by Bengals Cornerback Leon Hall into the hands of Brandon Stokley, who raced 62 yards down the left sideline for the game-winning score. That 87-yard touchdown was the longest game-winning Touchdown from scrimmage in the final minute of the 4th quarter of a game in NFL history. It also tied for the 8th-longest Touchdown pass in Broncos history.
Pro Football Focus
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ODDS: The Broncos are favored by 3.5 with the over/under at 47.5 points.
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