Re: Denver Broncos
posted at 12/31/2012 3:27 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
This is already being discussed, but one step at a time. I think Houston holds serve at a home and clearly, they're a problem even if NE gets them at home. Let's hope Cincy grinds it out with them good, wears em down a bit, so that will hopefully help out a bit.
I do think if it is Houston in the Divisionals, Houston may come in with some doubt in their minds. Throw in cold weather, and they may not be in good shape.
As for Denver, I agree. But, let the media fawn all over them. It sets up perfectly. BB and Brady under the radar in the weeds, waiting to pounce.
I am getting this serious 2004 vibe right now. NE beat Indy up good 20-3, even with the Chuck Rule Gods watching, and then walked into Pitt as they saw Pitt's bags packed for the SB.
If I am a Denver fan, I'm cringing about the possibility of facing NE. Denver doesn't match up well at all with NE. BB will pull out that gameplan where they look to stop the run, take away his playaction, watch the screens, keep passes outside the hashes in the wind and cold and rattle Gomer.
Meanwhile, people like Keith Brooking will need to chase Aaron Hernandez or Gronk around.
Two players Denver didn't see in the October bludgeoning: Hernandez, Talib. Dennard was also not starting on the outside then, either.
BB pulled his foot off the gas in the 3rd qtr not doing anything special on D with the idea this showdown may occur in the playoffs.
Agreed...before Denver, Pats could be playing Houston, Baltimore or Indy in the divisionals.
I think Balty is the toughest matchup there, even if they have not been clicking on all cylinders lately. Their D, more than any other in the AFC, know how to get into Brady's head.
On offense, Flacco runs hot and cold. If he's on, he makes Ray Rice that much better. And Balty can win in the cold.
Houston (really flailing) and Indy (dome team), I'm not too worried about in January in Foxboro.