It is no secret that the Denver Broncos are a good team. Most people believe they are the best team in the NFL right now, and for good reason. Peyton Manning has been playing phenomenal. We all knew he was still an elite quarterback, but no one expected this kind of production from him so far.
In four game Manning have 1470 yards, 75% completion percentage, 16 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and a QB rating of 138.0. He leads the league in all of these categories. If Manning keeps up his production, he is set to break the single season records for all of these categories. It is still early in the season, but it is undeniable that Manning is having a season to remember.
The Cowboys offense needs to step it up next week. The Broncos have the number one offense in terms of yards and points. For the most part, the Cowboys offense is effective. However, they have moments where they struggle. Against the Broncos, they can’t afford to struggle. If you give the Bronco an opportunity, they will score.
You may ask, shouldn’t it be the defense job to contain the Broncos offense? The real question we should be asking is, can the Broncos offense be stopped? They have scored 44.8 points per game, against the Ravens, Giants, Raiders, and Eagles. The Cowboys have a better defense than most of these teams, but I doubt they will be able to contain Manning any better.
The defense has allowed 304.5 passing yards per game so far. This is the sixth most in the NFL. They have faced off against Eli Manning, Alex Smith, Sam Bradford, and Phillip Rivers. Peyton Manning, will easily be the best QB we face this season, so we should expect him to do be able to rip up our defense. This is why the Cowboys offense needs to step it up.
The Broncos defense has allowed 316.2 passing yards per game. That is the third most passing yards allowed by a defense in the NFL. This means that the Broncos can be thrown on. If the Cowboys want to compete with the Broncos, they need to keep up with their offense. It is not impossible to do, but the Cowboys offense cannot afford to struggle.