Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new sheriff in town…

Emily Holleran Blog

Sure, it wasn’t the Broncos’ first choice to have Trevor Siemian succeed Peyton Manning, but in his third shot at the job, he is our only choice. Now sitting at 2-1 for the season, Denver seems just fine with the new sheriff in town.

That doesn’t quite give you all of the feels? Well then…

The Denver Post stated after week 2, Trevor Siemian had thrown more touchdowns than Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Who doesn’t love that?!

Week 1 WIN: Chargers 21, Broncos 24
Week 2 WIN: Cowboys 17, Broncos 42
Week 3 (tough “trap”) LOSS: Bills 26, Broncos 16

Sure, Siemian won’t be Manning, but there is no denying he can execute, and Broncos country should be very excited at this point in the season.

Now, let’s talk Super Bowl LII predictions.

Super Bowl LII will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings), on Sunday, February 4, 2018, and according to the SI Staff, here is who they bet we will see:

SI Staffer #1: It seems almost like a foregone conclusion that the Patriots will be back in the Super Bowl this year. But it also feels like not only will the Packers’ defense be improved, but the offense will be unstoppable. Aaron Rodgers should put up numbers similar to his 2011 season, when he was at his most ridiculous best, which will carry him to his second Super Bowl, catapulting him to the higher echelon of quarterbacks where he belongs. Prediction: Patriots/Packers (Packers Win)

SI Staffer #2: It’s hard to bet against the Patriots in the AFC but here we are. I like Oakland—it has an MVP-candidate in quarterback Derek Carr, one of the best young wideouts in the league in Amari Cooper, a great tandem in Cooper/Michael Crabtree, Beast Mode in the back field, one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and several playmakers on defense. The Packers are my pick against Oakland because, Aaron Rodgers. Prediction: Raiders/Packers (Raiders Win)

SI Staffer #3: What hangover? Atlanta’s young defense will come closer to matching the team’s still-dominant offense this year, and a manageable schedule (featuring the top-heavy NFC North and AFC East) will help the Falcons secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The 2016 Pats were only the second preseason favorites this century to wind up holding the Lombardi. So even if a repeat feels predestined, it’s not—especially if the Steelers’ playmakers can stay on the field into January for the first time since 2013. Prediction: Falcons/Steelers (Falcons Win)

And with that, it’s time for our team to make their Super Bowl LII predictions:
Andy: Raiders/Packers (Raiders Win)
Matt: Saints/Broncos (Saints Win)
Lea: Raiders/Packers (Raiders Win)
Emily: Falcons/Chiefs (Falcons Win)
Lindsey: Patriots/Packers (Patriots Win)
Marissa: Packers/Chiefs in a Super Bowl I rematch (Go Pack Go! for the Win)

Ending this the only great way we know how, with a big ‘ol “Mile High Salute” to you. Football is back!

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