The Denver Broncos are 5-0, and to much surprise – it ain’t because of Peyton Manning.
The Cleveland Browns are 2-3 – and fresh on the heels of being announced the AFC Player of the Week – Josh McCown looks like he’s not done winning.
Manning, to put it mildly, is having a down year. His 246 passing yards per game are the lowest since 2005. His seven interceptions are tied for the second most in the NFL.
The Browns are a four point underdog at home against a team that many suggest may have the best defense in the NFL.
True, Denver relinquishes just 278 yards per game – tops in the league. Their quality of opponent, however, leads me to believe that that number will rise considerably over these next few weeks.
The combined record of Broncos opponents is 6-18. That’s an ugly 30%, which doesn’t exactly spell ‘tough schedule’. The Browns are in a similar boat, with their opponents combined win/loss at 9-14.
But on to Sunday’s game. . .