Broncos Welcome Tough Test At Home Vs. Vikes, Will Try To Stay Undefeated Through Week 4

peyton and petersonThe undefeated Denver Broncos take on an NFC North team for the second week in a row in Week 4, when they welcome Adrian Peterson and the suddenly surging Minnesota Vikings into Sports Authority Field.

Peyton Manning and Co. have managed to stay unbeaten despite a sluggish running game and a touch-and-go passing attack, but nonetheless, will shoot for a perfect record when they host the Vikings on Sunday. Minnesota, meanwhile, is gunning for their third consecutive win and a 3-1 start, and very much could make that happen if Peterson can carry the offense once again this week.

The Vikings’ superstar running back, who missed all but one game of last season due to an off-the-field controversy, has been one of the main storylines thus far during the 2015 season. His presence alone might be enough to lead Minnesota to an upset in the Rocky Mountains, but regardless of the result, this contest figures to be one of the more entertaining games of Week 4. It’s certainly reflecting in ticket sales, as TiqIQ.com has determined that the average ticket price for this rare inter-conference showdown is clocking in at a whopping $453.39 on average, making it one of the most expensive games of the weekend across all the major sports. Furthermore, the get-in price is also sky-high, being $202. Considering the action that will be on tap in this one, perhaps that is understandable.

With the Broncos standing tall as one of the NFL’s few remaining undefeated squads, fans will surely want to take in their next contest live as they try to keep their residency amongst the league’s unbeaten. Hipmunk.com makes it easy for any fan to attend, even those from a distance away, as they have cheap flights to Denver available from most major airline carriers. In addition, for those wanting to craft together the perfect football getaway, Hipmunk also sports affordable hotel listings in Denver, with rooms starting from $65 a night.

While Manning and the Broncos have to be pleased with their 3-0 start, they’ve also gotten a little lucky, as they still haven’t quite figured out everything on offense. That would be in reference to Denver’s lackluster running game, not to mention their pass attack hasn’t been as sharp as it’s normally been in recent years with their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback under center. But their running situation has been the club’s main weakness, disappointment, as tailback C.J. Anderson simply hasn’t gotten going yet following his breakout campaign from a year ago.

The Vikings certainly have experienced no problems with their own ground game, boasting arguably the best running back in all of football. But that’s where Denver’s main strength this year comes in — their defense. The Broncos have been led by one of the top defensive units in the NFL thus far, and if they can get past this latest obstacle, that being Minnesota’s relentless offense, their undefeated roll will continue.

Joe Sudberg

Joe Sudberg

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