There are 4 bold predictions for the New England Patriots Week 6 match up vs the Denver Broncos. The Patriots have been trying to get back on track after the COVID-19 virus put them back a few weeks. Cam Newton was the first player to test positive for the virus. This meant that the game in week 4 was postponed. A few other players ended up testing positive as well.
But Bill Belichick has made sure that the Patriots are working towards getting back on track. According to the head coach, they are taking things hour by hour.
“Today’s an important day in our preparation for the Broncos,” Belichick said. “We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players. We’ve been able to cover a lot of things, but we haven’t spent any time together, so today’s our opportunity to do that. We look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications and the way we do things and, in some cases, decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.
“So we’re certainly taking things day by day — probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end, or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that, then we’ll deal with those as they come. That’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that.”
4 Bold Predictions For Week 6 Patriots vs Broncos Game
But going into week 6, here are 4 bold predictions for the game vs the Broncos.
1. Julian Edelman scores first TD of season
Julian Edelman had a career-high 179 receiving yards back in Week 2, but has not made much noise since. He tallied just five catches for 58 yards in his last two games. Edelman has a big opportunity against the Broncos, who have struggled with coverage.
2. Cam Newton throws for 275-plus yards
Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has been doing well so far both in the air and using his legs. In Week 1, it was his rushing ability (75 rush yards, 2 TDs) doing the most work. He then had 397 passing yards the following game. Against the Broncos this week, his arm will likely be doing the work.
3. Patriots force 3-plus turnovers
The Patriots’ defense played pretty good vs the Chiefs in even with a 26-10 defeat. They actually gave up only two TD’s. If you remember, one of their touchdowns came from a pick 6 thrown by their back up quarterback. The Patriots were able to hold former MVP Patrick Mahomes to a season-low 19 catches for 236 yards.
4. Patriots win and cover the spread
The Patriots are 9.5-point favorites at home this week. This is definitely a big spread. But given the injuries on the Broncos, the Patriots should be able to pull out the victory.
Do you agree with these predictions?