Broncos Titans Betting – AFC Hopefuls Meet In Music City Sunday
After both barely missed out on the playoffs last season, the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans entered 2010-11 with renewed hope for getting to the postseason. The Titans have illustrated their ability with wins in two of three to pull into a tie with the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans for first place in the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Broncos have struggled early, book-ending a double-digit home win over the Seattle Seahawks with a couple of losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts. Denver scored 31 in their win over Seattle, compared to an average of 15 in a couple of losses to AFC South teams, so the onus will be on the offense to pick up its play.
NFL Betting: Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans
Online Sports Betting: Titans – 6.5
Why To Bet On The Broncos?
College football betting star Tim Tebow remains on the bench watching quarterback Kyle Orton guide the Broncos’ offense, and although it is unlikely that he will see the field this season, another poor effort like the one that Orton put forward in the loss to the Colts will have fans calling his name in the Mile High City. Orton did throw for close to 500 yards, but one touchdown against an Indianapolis defense that has struggled to stop anyone this season is simply not good enough. With defensive coordinator Mike Nolan moving on in the offseason, and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil out with an injury, the Broncos have had trouble getting pressure on the opposition quarterbacks.
Why To Bet On The Titans?
Playing mistake-free football will be the key for Tennessee, as it usually is in deciding winners and losers. Unlike most contenders, the Titans aren’t talented enough to make big mistakes and overcome them, as was the case when they turned the ball over several times in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tennessee played a solid, complete game against the Giants, and forced three turnovers of their own, including two inside their own redzone. The turnovers led to scores of their own. With running back Chris Johnson running wild at home, that should open things up even more for the Titans’ pass game. Quarterback Vince Young has made marked improvement every game, and there is no reason to think that won’t continue this week.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Titans established themselves as legitimate contenders in the AFC last season when they rebounded from a 0-6 start to finish .500. After a solid start to this year, Tennessee is in position to compete with the Texans and Colts for top spot in the AFC South. The Broncos won at home, but have struggled on the road, and will have a tough time shutting down the Titans’ rushing game. That will open things up for Young over the top, and that should allow the veteran quarterback to pick them apart.
Broncos Titans Betting Pick: Titans