Denver enter Sunday Night Football as 2.5 point favorites, with Bovada still offering a three point edge. The Broncos hold an impressive 9-1 overall record, but are significantly less reliable against the spread -- holding a 6-4 season record. It's hard to have too much confidence in either team, with New England going 5-5 against the spread in 2013.
Weather at Gillette Stadium could be a wild card. There wont be snow in Foxboro, but it will be extremely cold and windy. This could lessen the potency of both sides' passing attack. As a result New England might run the ball more, which would result in more of a clock control game and potentially a lower score. That said, both quarterbacks have enough arm strength to fight through the wind and Tom Brady is no stranger to the conditions at Foxboro.
The over/under might be the way to go this week. It's currently set a 54.5, and both teams boast high-powered offenses. Denver is averaging almost 40 points per game, and the Patriots aren't far behind at 25.5 points. Neither team is reliable against the spread, but Denver holds a 8-2 over/under record this season.
Denver is one of the league's best teams, and New England is coming off a disappointing loss to Carolina on Monday Night Football. There's a lot to prove for both organizations, but it's unclear if the Patriots have what it takes to stop the varied and dangerous Broncos offense -- or if they can contain former teammate Wes Welker.