The Peyton Manning era in Denver began with a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and now Manning and the Broncos will face another tough test when they travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Both teams are coming off impressive wins with the Broncos defeating the Steelers 31-19 and the Falcons beating the Chiefs 40-24. The Falcons are three point betting favorites, but that hasn't stopped a number of NFL analysts from picking the Broncos.
Of the seven ESPN NFL analysts making picks, five picked the Falcons but Eric Allen and Merril Hoge picked the Broncos. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports likes the Falcons while the eight CBS NFL analysts were split. Pete Prisco, Clark Judge Dave Ricard and Will Brinson picked the Falcons while Mike Freeman, Jason La Canfora, Josh Katzowitz and Ryan Wilson all went with the underdog Broncos.
If Denver is going to pull the upset, they are going to have to overcome a big home field advantage. Since 2008, Atlanta is 26-6 at home during the regular season.
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