September 09, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) spikes the ball after running in for a touchdown in the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Falcons won 40-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Every week here at Blogging Dirty, we are going to present our staff predictions. We will give you, the reader, a brief description of what we think is going to happen in the game, and a prediction as to what we think the final score will be, and also obviously the winner. Here’s Blogging Dirty’s predictions on the Falcons Monday Night game against the Denver Broncos.
John Dunlap– “If this game were in Denver, I’d have to go with the Broncos in this game. I have the Falcons winning 28-24 at home.
Ian Borders– “I think this is going to be an offensive field day. The Falcons defense is much improved but Peyton looked in mid season form last week against the Steelers, let alone having not played for a year and a half. The no huddle will be prevalent for both teams, so I think this game will come down to special teams, and Jacquizz Rogers will be flying. Broncos: 30 Falcons: 36”
Cam Adamczyk– Even though I am a huge Falcons fan, and have huge expectations for my team, I was honestly surprised by the way we performed in game #1. With that being said, the Broncos are a much, much better team. The Broncos looked very good as well. This game will be a track meet. I do think this game will be a battle of the quarterbacks. But the most important match up will be Turner vs. McGahee. Whoever can produce the most out of these two backs, will ultimately take the game. I think Turner will step it up this week, so I am taking the Falcons, 34-31.
Greg Huseth– Both teams are well versed in the no-huddle offense. The Broncos have Peyton Manning, a good offensive line, and very athletic and talented receivers. The Falcons are cut from the same piece of cloth, with Matt Ryan who looks like a young Peyton Manning, a decent offensive line, and a wealth of talented receivers. The key is defense, where the Broncos have an edge, and an edge may be all it takes to win the game. The Falcons will kick a field goal rather than a touchdown on one drive, and that will be enough to make the difference in the game. Falcons- 28 Broncos- 31.