The Denver Broncos are no longer winless after finally notching a win last week, but can they keep it going when they visit the New England Patriots in Foxboro this week? The Patriots are having issues at the quarterback position with Cam Newton testing positive for COVID-19, though, their backups could be enough to answer the challenge of the Broncos.
Betting Preview for the Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots Regular Season Week 5 Game on October 11, 2020
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: Sunday, October 11, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Denver Broncos (odds)
Regular Season Record: 1-3
So who’s going to start this week for the Broncos? Week 1 starter Drew Lock is reportedly 50-50 to play in Week 5 against the Patriots, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury that also sidelined him in Week 4’s 37-28 road win over the New York Jets. If Lock will not be able to go, then Brett Rypien is very much likely going to get another starting gig. Rypien had a solid first half against the Jets before a shaky final two quarters. He finished the game with 242 passing yards (19/31) and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He appeared to have a great rapport with wide receiver Tim Patrick, who blew up for 113 receiving yards and a touchdown and six receptions and a team-high seven targets. He and Rypien could continue hooking up against the Patriots, especially with tight end Noah Fant going down with an ankle injury that’s forced Denver to declare him out for the Patriots game. The Broncos could also be catching the Pats at just the right time, with Cam Newton trending towards a missed game in Week 5.
The Broncos are 3-1 against the spread in their last four games.
Betting on the New England Patriots (odds)
Regular Season Record: 2-2
The Patriots definitely missed having Newton under center in their 26-10 road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Without Newton, the Pats used both backups, with Brian Hoyer starting and Jarrett Stidham replacing him later on. Both were ineffective, though, combining for just 172 passing yards and a touchdown plus three interceptions. Newton is virtually a lock to sit out Week 5 as he awaits two more negative COVID-19 tests before he can be allowed back into action. In any case, the Patriots’ defense will be a huge threat to Denver’s shakier offense. Rypien could be in for a forgettable afternoon against the Patriots’ stop unit that is 10th against the pass with 233.8 passing yards allowed per game and tied for third with five interceptions. So far this season. Rypien, who, again, tossed three picks last week, is looking like a sitting duck for the likes of Devin McCourty and Stephen Gilmore.
The Patriots are 2-0 against the spread in their last two home games.
The Patriots win, 33-16.
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