?? You mean because of the injuries on defense? Because otherwise they're basically the same team they were the last 2 years- all offense, no defense. I expect the game to be a shootout, since this is at home, the Pats have a shot to win the game. Still not at all convinced by Denver's defense. Should be interesting to see if Talib is able to play a bit better with an extra week or if the hip still affects him.
Originally Posted by Stamina
The one good thing for the Pats is that having run on a stout Carolina D, they should be able to run on Denver's D (I know Denver has a good run D) so if they want to go the control the clock route they could. However, they just need to score any way possible, which I think they will. Brady's offenses the last few years have just torched Denver's D and with all of his weapons back and actually getting a week under them, they should be even better this week. Hopefully Vareen looks better too, they'll definitely want to incorporate that wheel route in and beat Denver with it a few times (woodyard is a good cover LB but no LB can keep up on that, even kuechly last week couldn't but got bailed out when vareen dropped the pass on the last drive)
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