The NFL season will start in a week or two, and teams will have to make the jump to their next opponent to play them.
But the way teams play the rest of the season will have a big impact on their chances of winning.
We’ll get into those aspects of the game as the season goes on, but here are some things to keep an eye on for Week 5.1.
Is the offense clicking?
With the playoffs on the horizon, the Broncos are poised to enter the season as one of the favorites in the AFC West.
This season, Denver has started off with four straight wins, and quarterback Peyton Manning has been one of their best players.
The Broncos rank fifth in the league in points scored and eighth in yards per game.
Manning has also thrown for at least 3,000 yards for the first time in his career, and the team is averaging over 38 points per game, which is a huge improvement over last season.
However, the offense has been hit by injuries.
Running back Ronnie Hillman has been out since Week 2, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders missed the past three games with a hip injury.
The offense has struggled mightily this year.3.
Can a defense step up?
The Broncos defense is starting to figure out who is capable of shutting down the run.
The unit has allowed the fewest rushing yards in the NFL, and has allowed just six rushing touchdowns through two games.
The defense has also held opponents to 20 points or fewer in each of their first five games.
This has not been the case against the Steelers, who have surrendered 27 points or less in four straight games.4.
Can the defense play without Von Miller?
The defense has been the key to the Broncos success against the run this season.
They have given up the fewst fewest passing yards and yards per carry in the game.
The team ranks sixth in the nation in sacks, and have allowed just one quarterback to throw for more than 1,000 passing yards.
The problem with Miller’s injury is that he is one of only two players in the country to be inactive for every game this season, the other being Aaron Rodgers.
The defensive front has struggled against the pass this season as well.5.
Can Denver’s offense keep up?
If the Broncos can continue to play this well, they should be able to continue to find success in the playoffs.
The running game has shown flashes of potential in the past, but this offense will need to keep it together in order to beat Pittsburgh.
The Steelers offense ranks seventh in the National Football League in rushing yards per attempt.
However the defense has not struggled to stop the run as well, allowing just 15.3 yards per rush through two weeks.
The Steelers defense has struggled to slow down a quarterback, as they have allowed one quarterback for at most 300 yards and one rushing touchdown through two starts.6.
Can Broncos’ defense win on the road?
The last time Denver played Pittsburgh was in Week 5, and Pittsburgh was still on the schedule.
The two teams split the season series, but Denver won the series in a 20-10 victory.
This time, the defense will be faced with a tougher test.
Pittsburgh has been playing with a lot of confidence this season after they were upset in Week 1 by the Kansas City Chiefs.
However in this game, the Steelers are facing off against a team that is still in the hunt for the AFC North title.
They will need every bit of confidence that they can muster.7.
Can defense and offense be together in the postseason?
The Steelers defense is one that has been getting more and more pressure in recent weeks, and that will certainly be a factor this year as well with the defense coming off two straight losses.
However Pittsburgh has had some struggles against the passing game in recent years, as their passing game has been below average in 2016.
This year, the passing offense has looked more like a pass-first team than a run-first.8.
Can team with the best defense finish first?
The team that can finish second in the division has the ability to finish in the top four in the conference.
The Chargers have been playing great defense, and are ranked sixth in DVOA.
They are averaging just under 28 points per contest and giving up just 6.5 yards per play.
The Chiefs are playing the best offense in the entire NFL.
However Kansas City is ranked 23rd in points allowed per game and giving just 2.6 yards per pass attempt.
If this is the case, then the Chargers will be the favorites to win the division.9.
How much is the difference in this division?
This is a big question for the Chargers this year, but it is certainly one that needs to be answered for the playoffs if they want to make it to the Super Bowl.
It is not easy to win a division, but the Chargers defense has shown some improvement against the NFL’s best offenses.
The biggest factor is that the