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Atlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos: Everything we know

The Denver Broncos (4-0) will host the Atlanta Falcons (3-1) in Week 5 of the regular season. Kickoff is at 2:05 p.m. Mile High time at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Here is everything we know.

Good morning, Broncos Country!

It's been the successful first four weeks of the season that everyone expected of the Denver Broncos. But come Sunday, they could be facing their biggest offensive threat yet in the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta’s emphatic 48-33 victory against the Carolina Panthers pushed them to a comfortable 3-1 situation.

The most significant moves out of their offense came from receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan. Against Carolina, Jones became only the sixth player in NFL history to have 300 receiving yards in a game. Meanwhile, Ryan became the 18th player to throw for more 500 yards in a game.

Their defense, however, leaves a lot to be desired. They allowed 31 points and 317 yards per game, both the bottom four in the league.

Bad for Atlanta, great for Denver.

Still, the Broncos can't afford to be complacent. Not when the Falcons have scored an average of 38 points per game, most in the NFL. And certainly not when they have the top-ranked passing offense paired with a not-too-shabby sixth-best rushing offense, powered by Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. A one-dimensional offense they are not.

The last time the Broncos and Falcons came face to face was in 2012, where the Broncos lost 27-21, a gap that could easily have been closed and a game that should have been won, had it not been for a plethora of turnovers by the Broncos' offense.

Nevertheless, word has it that Atlanta is still fretting a little over Denver’s much celebrated  defense. Ryan says, "Honestly, though, there are a lot of things we can improve on, a lot of things we can do better.

Meanwhile, Coleman carries the sickle cell trait and is apprehensive about his bodies reaction to Denver’s environment. Coleman voiced his concerns. "With my sickle cell, I have no idea if I’ll play there. I really don’t know how I’ll feel or how it will be like. I’ve never been to Denver."

Yet, Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn is confident that Coleman will play on Sunday.

Whatever the case may be, we can be sure of one thing. The Broncos’ hunger for another win. And they'll fight to feed it.

Horse Tracks

Broncos defense wants to be better against opponents' opening moves - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Early in games and early in the second half, Broncos opponents have found some success by doing the unexpected.

Paxton Lynch continues to draw elite comparisons | Mile High Sports
Paxton Lynch has every tool you'd ever want from a quarterback prospect, and that's part of the reason he keeps drawing big-name comparisons

Denver Broncos defense takes care of its own -- quarterbacks
The Broncos' rugged defense has helped the team twofold, keeping opposing quarterbacks in check and toughening Denver's QBs in practice.

Kubiak updates Siemian's injury status
Head Coach Gary Kubiak updates the status of Trevor Siemian's injured should and reaffirms his role as the starting QB.

Kansas City Chiefs ESPN
The Chiefs, 2-2, have recovered from slow starts before, but they have barely been competitive for long stretches this season and have no identity.

Bill O'Brien confirms J.J. Watt out for rest of season
The surgery is Watt's second in two months

Bills, Broncos and Vikings show they were written off too soon | West Hawaii Today
Here lie the Buffalo Bills, gone well before their time.

Rivera: Deion Jones did nothing wrong in hit on Cam
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Falcons LB Deion Jones did nothing wrong in his high-contact shot on Cam Newton, which sent the quarterback into concussion protocol.

John Fox hints Brian Hoyer could remain Bears' starter
For the first time all season, Bears fans have something to smile about on Monday, and much of that is thanks to Brian Hoyer. John Fox might even keep him in the starting lineup moving forward.

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