Can New Orleans come away with their first win against the Denver Broncos since 1994?
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The 8-2 New Orleans Saints travel to the Mile-High City this afternoon to take on the 4-6 Denver Broncos. New Orleans is looking for its eighth consecutive victory and to stay on top of both the NFC South and the conference. The Broncos are coming off a win against Miami last week that snapped a two-game losing streak and are looking to stay in contention in the AFC playoff race.
Both teams will have their depth tested this afternoon. The Saints will be without LT Terron Armstead after a positive COVID test and LG Andrus Peat, who is out with a concussion. They will again start Taysom Hill at quarterback in place of the injured Drew Brees. Denver's quarterback situation is far more dire. None of the Broncos four quarterbacks on their roster are eligible to play in this game because of COVID-19 restrictions. They will start a practice squad wide receiver named Kendall Hinton at quarterback, with RB Royce Freeman as the emergency reserve.
With each team playing with a shuffled lineup, here are some matchups to watch closest in this Mile High showdown. ...
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