The Denver Broncos (7-3) are coming off an upset loss to the St Louis Rams. The Rams took it to the Broncos holding them to seven points. It was a horrendous day on the field for Peyton throwing two interceptions. The Broncos are now (2-3) on the road. That is not very good. The Broncos are the home team this week, but they might have to play without two of their best receiving threats.
The Miami Dolphins (6-4) are coming off a win over division rival Buffalo. The Dolphins came from behind and defensively dominated the second half of the contest. The Miami pass-rush was the biggest factor in the victory. Cameron Wake and the rest of the defensive-line must have a similar impact up front if the Dolphins have any chance of knocking off the Broncos at home.
Broncos Vs Dolphins week 12 Odds
Here are the odds from Betonline.ag
Dolphins +7 (-125)
Broncos -7 (+105)
Dolphins: Miami is on the outside of the playoffs looking in. They will need some help from other teams not leading their divisions if they have hopes of making a playoff run. Kansas City’s loss to the previously undefeated Oakland Raiders might actually have done more harm than good. If Miami ends the season tied with Kansas City, they would lose the tie-breaker because of their head-to-head record. Denver should win the division because they are still the superior team. If Kansas City can win the division, then this game could prove critical. All of Miami’s remaining games are as close to a must win as a team can get. Ryan Tannehill has played well the past few weeks and that kind of leadership has spread to the rest of the team. Miami is playing with renewed confidence and have found a groove on the defensive side of the ball. If the offense can convert in the red-zone and not settle for field-goals, then Miami will have a shot at the victory.
Broncos: Peyton Manning had one of his worst games in recent memory against the Rams in week 11. It did not help that Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas, arguably Payton’s best weapons, got knocked out of the game with injuries. If they are not able to play this week, then Miami will have an easier time on the defensive end limiting Demaryius Thomas’ impact. The Denver ground game is also a question mark. Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman are both out with injuries leaving the bulk of carries for C.J. Anderson and undrafted rookie Juwan Thompson. Anderson seems capable of carrying the load in the interim. The inconsistency along the Denver offensive-line, however, could continue to create issues. If Denver is forced to abandon the run and rely too heavily on the passing-game, then Peyton, without the usual star-studded cast, could struggle again to find a rhythm.
The Broncos are still a great team, and right now they are experiencing the ups and downs of an NFL season. Expect the Broncos to play better than last week. Right now, however, the Miami defense is trending upwards. While Denver is still the superior offensive opponent, Miami has the defense-pass rush to push Manning off his spot. If Manning is under pressure and operating without his usual weapons, then the advantage goes to Miami. The Broncos do not lose back-to-back games very often and they do not lose home games, either. But this Miami squad has got a lot to play for and this has all the makings of a statement game. Expect Miami to upset the Broncos in Denver.
Miami Dolphins 24 Denver Broncos 22