Key Matchups Abound in Week 12
It’s onto Week 12 in the NFL. And believe it or not, the Denver Broncos/Russell Wilson Comeback Tour is still showing signs of renewed life. Will the playoffs be in sight for the first time in years for the Broncs (or at least it seems that way; actually for you hardcore fact checkers, it was 2015.)
For two weeks in a row, the Broncos hit the Prime Time stage, and now host the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon in Denver. Bring on the barking dogs. According to legend, the Cleveland fans used to hang out in massive throngs outside whatever hotel the Broncs were staying at (when they played in Cleveland) and cause complete havoc by barking like wild dogs. Former Broncos executive and star Quarterback John Elway used to admire their outright craziness. John reportedly wore earplugs those nights to catch a few Zs, whenever the Broncos played the Browns on the road.
(The results of the Minnesota Vikings game weren’t available as of press time. At the time of this writing, the Broncos sported a 4-5 record, while the Cleveland Browns were boasting a 6-3 mark in the ruthless AFC North, which is awfully competitive with no real bad teams.
Game time for the Nov. 26 game is 2:05 p.m. Perfect time to grab a cold one and have a hearty meal at your favorite sports bar/hangout and enjoy a hopeful Broncos victory that could advance their case for the playoff, or at least signal that the winning drought is over.
The game should actually be pretty evenly matched and Broncos/Browns matchups always bring out the best from both teams and their fans. Pollsters will probably favor the Browns, but home field advantage could help the Broncos.
As for other hot games this week, all football eyes will be watching the Thanksgiving rivalry classic, especially as the Cowboys host the Commanders, (these teams plain and simply don’t like each other much) or the earlier square off with the Packers and the Lions. The Turkey Deluxe Night game showcases the San Fran 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks. Thanksgiving games are always fun and give you a chance to escape from your obnoxious family members or friend, at least for a few minutes.
For Sunday, it’s hard to beat the Steeler versus the Bengals, earlier in the day, or the Bills/Eagles, if you get bored with the Broncos.
If you are looking for a great and fun place to check out the action, don’t forget McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub in Divide, the “The Center of the Known Universe,” the sponsor of our fine NFL Football page and Bronco previews and a slew of predictions.
McGinty’s, with its sports bar setup and winner of many Best Of awards in the High Country, offers a prime opportunity to view nearly all of the NFL games and partake in some great game food and drink specials. For Broncos’ games, they are offering great deals on Coors draft beers and Bloody Mary’s.
If college pigskin is your thing, you are in definite luck. The Air Force Falcons close out their regular season with an away bout against Boise State in Idaho, with a game time of 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Mountain West Division playoffs are scheduled for the following week. Air Force is still in hunt for a good Bowl Game, despite experiencing some recent disappointing losses. Our Prime Time CU Buffs will play Utah at 1 p.m. CU has experienced some hiccups, following their amazing start. Still, their improvements from last year’s team, are quite impressive. Meanwhile, CSU will play the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, late Saturday.
Then, of course, there are some great games around the nation, outside of the Colorado college pigskin world—many of which can be viewed at Teller’s favorite sports bar.
McGinty’s is a great spot for college ball.