NFL Week 14:
Denver Broncos at
Indianapolis ColtsDecember 9, 2009 by Marc Jerbs

On Sunday, the resurgent Denver Broncos faces the undefeated Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana. The Broncos will try to be the first NFL team to defeat the mighty Colts this season.

Beating the Colts might be a daunting task with the other NFL teams. But the Broncos have all the tools to give the Colts a run for its money. The Broncos have averaged 191.5 rushing yards per game in their last back-to-back wins with their last game against the Chiefs they amassed 245 yards. Credit goes to rookie Knowshon Moreno, who has 774 rushing yards and owns 6 80-yard rushing yard this year.

Denver's defense also improved a lot due to tweaks made by defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. This slight change has made OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil to lead the NFL with 15 sacks this season. QB Kyle Orton is also improving each game; he's 11-4 in his last start dating back last season.

For the Colts, they now have won their division with a perfect 12-0 record. With 4 weeks left in the regular season, the game becomes more difficult and challenging. The Colts have a bulls eye mark at their back as their remaining opponents tries to blemish their perfect mark. All pressure and responsibility falls on QB Peyton Manning and head coach Jim Caldwell. Coach Caldwell must devise all their offensive and defensive sets that will help Manning and his teammates in every play. But, both of them have thrived well under pressure and are far from collapsing as the regular season draws to an end.

The sportsbook handicapper sees that the Colts perfect record will remain intact against the Broncos. They set up the Colts as a 7-point favorite to beat the Broncos come Sunday afternoon.

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