There are two ways to look at the NFL’s Week 4 slate: with the top 10 plays, or the bottom 10.
And for me, the bottom half of the top five is where I see the biggest discrepancy.
The Broncos were playing their first-ever game at Mile High Stadium, and that was an opportunity for them to make a statement in their first home game against the Vikings in five years.
So, in my mind, that’s the most important thing for the Broncos to do, because it’s where they can start winning the AFC West.
The next week, the Chiefs play the Texans at home, which would be the second-best home game for the team since the team moved to Houston from Kansas City in 2015.
The team would need a win over that game to get to 2-0 on the season.
But, it doesn’t help the Broncos much there.
It’s a tough stretch in the division, and I’m not sure Denver’s starting quarterback is at his best, with Alex Smith at a career-low passer rating of 56.1.
The only thing that matters in Week 5 is the Broncos winning at home against a team that has not played a quality home game this season.
So this week, I’d say the Broncos should be looking at their next opponent and going after the Patriots as a potential game-winner.
The Patriots are 0-3 since the Super Bowl, and they have not played an AFC West opponent this season (that’s an asterisk in case they lose).
The Patriots have played only six road games in their history, including four in which they lost.
And this is where the Broncos are looking for a big win.
So let’s go ahead and look at those games.
Denver (1-1) at Arizona Cardinals (1:00 p.m.
ET; Fox) The Broncos are in Denver for a preseason game.
This is the third preseason game this year between the two teams.
Denver is 3-1 against Arizona, with the only losses coming by a touchdown.
But this is a big game for Denver, as they host the Cardinals for the first time since they played Arizona in 2012.
That was the Broncos’ first game at the Phoenix Stadium in five seasons.
The Cardinals are 3-2 in their last five road games against Denver.
The last time Denver played Arizona, the Broncos beat them 21-13.
And that game came in Week 1, when the Cardinals were 0-2.
The Rams, meanwhile, are 4-0 in their previous six home games against Arizona.
This game will likely have some history on both sides of the ball, as Arizona has won at home in three of the last four games.
The Chargers also played at Arizona in Week 3 of last season.
That game was a game where the Cardinals led by two touchdowns, and the Broncos scored on the final play of regulation.
This could be the first real test for the Cardinals this season, as the Broncos have won only two of their last seven home games (and the only one in which the team has won by a field goal).
The Chargers are 5-1 all-time against the Broncos, and this could be a tough one to get through.
The Texans (2-1-2) at Tennessee Titans (3:30 p.