James Campbell With Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore returning off the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and having more time to re-integrate James White into the game plan after a tragic personal situation, the New England Patriots are in better shape than if the game had gone ahead last week. With Melvin Gordon out, Phillip Lindsay might have a point to prove, as should Drew Lock — whose return should be a shot in the arm to the Denver Broncos’ offense. The Patriots will throw a lot at Lock and will adjust their game-plan, though this might be a question of who deals with the issue of rust the best. The Broncos will keep it closer than most will predict, but playing a clean game with no turnovers and getting a few of their own will be key.Watch live stream free!
Pick: Patriots 31, Broncos 21
Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) 4-0: The Broncos must focus on shutting down the Patriots’ strong rushing attack with Newton back this week, load the box and force him to beat you with his arm. This feels like an old-fashion, knockdown, drag-out defensive brawl.
Pick: Patriots 13, Broncos 9
Keith Cummings (@KeithC_NFL) 2-2: Much has changed since the Broncos began preparations for this opponent. Both Gordon and Noah Fant are out but Lindsay and Lock return. On the flip-side, Newton and Gilmore return for New England. Lock will have a coming-of-age moment, hrowing for three touchdowns and running for another as the Broncos win a big one on the road.
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The New England Patriots (2-2) will host the Denver Broncos (1-3) in Week 6. The game was postponed twice due to positive COVID tests, but the Patriots avoided an outbreak.
New England is coming off a tough 26-10 loss on Monday night in Week 4 to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots were without Cam Newton due to a positive COVID test, leaving the job for Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. The two quarterbacks combined for four turnovers and struggled to put any points on the board.
Denver started its season off winless, but pulled together with a Thursday night win over the New York Jets. After losing Drew Locke and Blake Bortles to injury, the Broncos will roll out Brett Rypien as the starting quarterback. With the difficult schedule at hand, this should be one of the easier matchups for Bill Belichick’s squad.