The Denver Broncos (3-4) have won three of their last four games to put themselves on the cusp of reaching .500. They will be on the road in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) who have also begun to turn things around having won two of their last three games.
Confidence has grown a bit thanks to that thriller of a comeback last week, which has all of us seeing a Broncos win in the near future. Collectively, we’re predicting a Broncos 29-21 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Below you will find how we broke things out individually.
Broncos 30, Falcons 27
Despite being four-point underdogs, I feel like the Broncos began to discover their offensive identity late in their comeback win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week. The big question for me is whether or not that continues into this week. I sure hope so, which is why I’m predicting another barn burner type game that the Broncos offense comes out on top in. - Tim Lynch
Broncos 30, Falcons 23
The Broncos build on their momentum from the Chargers comeback, with the offensive line keeping Lock clean enough to take advantage of the multiple mismatches Denver’s receivers and tight ends have over the Falcons’ secondary. The Falcons passing attack works in spurts, but its the run game against Denver’s depleted interior D-line that keeps them in the game. - Taylor Kothe
Broncos 27, Falcons 16
The Falcons have the potential to be a scary opponent for Denver. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are still a dynamic duo. Todd Gurley is still a touchdown machine. He can’t even keep himself out of the end zone. But the Broncos are going to win this game. Football is often about momentum, and Drew Lock and the offense have it. Phillip Lindsay is proving he can be the lead back. Noah Fant and Albert O. are going to make life difficult for the Falcons defense. The Broncos will find themselves in the playoff hunt after putting up a solid 27 points on the road, and getting a much needed win. - Adam Malnati
Broncos 31, Falcons 24
I have a feeling Denver will come out fired up. Whether it’s on offense or defense, the Broncos will start Sunday’s game the way they finished the Los Angeles game. As this young team continues to grow and learn how to win, a win on the road as an underdog is the next step to getting back to where we all how and want them to be. - Ian St. Clair
Broncos 31, Falcons 16
31 was the magic number last around, why not do it again!? Denver builds on the momentum they found against the Chargers, and finally put it together against a bad Atlanta defense. - Jeff Essary