The Denver Broncos (3-4) have won three of their last four games, which puts them on the cusp of reaching .500 for the first time in 2020 if they can put away the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) in Week 9. Atlanta has also won two of their last three games after firing their head coach.
According to SportsBetting.com, the Broncos will once again be underdogs despite having a better record than the Falcons this week. They are 4-point underdogs as of Saturday with an over/under at a whooping 50. Oddsmakers are expecting plenty of offense in this game.
Denver Broncos (3-4) at Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
ATS Betting Lines: Falcons by 4
Moneyline: ATL (-208) | DEN (+182)
Drew Lock had two and a half quarters of Tim Tebow like ball, then a quarter and a half of Tebowmania like ball. The extreme low paired with the extreme high was quite the roller coaster of emotions. Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur was asked if Lock went through his progressions better in that win last week.
“Yeah, I did,” Shurmur said. “I think that was evident in the last drive. We executed that last drive in a short amount of time, and we had to take small bites. What did he say last week? He missed some baby throws. I think he hit some of those baby throws that helped keep the drive alive. It’s the guys that are catching the ball in zones and just catching and splitting zones that a short gain can become a longer gain.”
That has been a knock on Lock going back to college, but if the switch has flipped and he can begin working the entire field from the pocket then the Broncos just have too many weapons on offense for him not to be very successful.
We’ll find out if he has taken that next step some this week as he faces a fairly bad Falcons defense.
What do you think happens in the Broncos-Falcons game?
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Broncos win outright
Broncos lose, but cover
Falcons win and cover