Why You Should bet on the Broncos to Win Super Bowl 50
If you think the Denver Broncos have a great chance to win it all and you’re looking for reasons why you should bet on the Broncos to win Super Bowl 50, then you’re going to enjoy this expert betting breakdown on why the Broncos could bring home the bacon by taking the Super Bowl 50 title.
With that said, let’s get started.
The Defense, The Broncos and Super Bowl 50
The No. 1 reason that the Denver Broncos could bring home the Super Bowl bacon, is the team’s shut-down defense! The Broncos ranked first in total defense (283.1 ypg), first against the pass (199.6 ypg), third against the run (83.6 ypg) and fourth in points allowed (18.5 ppg).
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (second selection), outside linebacker Von Miller (fourth), cornerback Aqib Talib (third) and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (ninth) all earned Pro Bowl berths while several others (like linebacker Brandon Marshall) could have as well.
Miller has recorded a team-high 11 sacks and Talib picked off a team-high three passes, but statistics will never give this unit the credit they really deserve.
The Broncos also tied for seventh in takeaways (27) and finished first overall for the first time in the franchise’s 55-year history.
“Yeah, that’s really special,” head coach Gary Kubiak said of the accomplishment. “Going into the game, I think that was something we talked about. … (Defensive coordinator) Wade (Phillips) and the coaches have come in and done a great job. The players responded to Wade’s scheme very well.”
The Broncos allowed just one opponent to reach the 30-point plateau this season.
I know Peyton Manning has compiled an uninspiring 11-13 record in the postseason, but the fact of the matter is that, when healthy, he’s still a better passer than the up-and-coming Brock Osweiler.
On Monday, Kubiak announced that Manning would start for Denver in the postseason after the future Hall of Famer missed six consecutive starts because of a tear in his left plantar fascia.
Manning relieved Osweiler in Denver’s 27-20 regular season finale while leading the Broncos on four scoring drives.
Manning went 5-of-9 for 69 yards and looked a lot like the Peyton Manning of old if you ask me.
“I knew he still had it,” wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said after Sunday’s game. “It was a matter of giving him an opportunity to get healthy.”
No matter what you think about Peyton Manning, there aren’t many other quarterbacks I’d rather have on my team.
Home Field Advantage
The Broncos will have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and that’s absolutely huge with the Broncos going 6-2 SU in front of their home fans. Denver has always had a huge advantage playing at home whether it was in the old Mile High Stadium, or today’s more modernized version.
No one wants to play the Broncos on the road in January and that could help them both, reach and win – Super Bowl 50.