Broncos Have Tough Test With Saints This Sunday, But Schedule Gets Easier Afterward

October 24, 2012 9:40 AM

Broncos Have Tough Test With Saints This Sunday, But Schedule Gets Easier Afterward
By Rich Kurtzman

" The Broncos have been tested like no other team in the NFL this season.

They’ve faced the undefeated Falcons in Atlanta, the 6-1 Texans and the AFC East leading Patriots, losing to all three, albeit by an average of only a touchdown.

And last week, Denver went into division rival San Diego, found themselves down 24 points, only to rally and win in a spectacular second half. That win was huge as it pushed the Broncos to 3-3 and into the lead of the AFC West.

(Credit, Harry How/Getty Images)

This Sunday, the New Orleans Saints come to town. At 2-4, their record is not indicative of the championship level play they are capable of, as it will be another arduous contest to win early in the season. The Saints are fresh off their thrilling last-second win over Tampa Bay, a game in which venerable quarterback Drew Brees went off for 377 yards and four touchdowns. Unsurprisingly, with Brees at the helm, New Orleans boasts the No. 1 passing offense in the NFL (335.2 YPG) and their scoring offense (29.3 PPG) is third in the league "

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