Originally Posted by vailpass
NY Giants blueprint for NE: IF Elvis, Miller, Mays can get to Brady early with some hard hits that leave him on his back Denver can stay in the game IMHO.
I 'm curious to see if Del Rio comes after Tommy Boy early.
That's the key - I think the Denver offense can and will have a good bit of success against that NE defense, they're not great and they give up yards and points.
The critical questions for Denver -
1 - can Denver pressure Brady?
2 - can they contain Gronk?
They rolled out an interesting twist yesterday with 7 DBs. Can they do that and win in NE? I don't know - that gives Brady too much time. They need to mix it up, rattle him... but they also need to be steadfast in their coverage of Gronk and Welker.
Denver can't let what happened vs ATL and HOU repeat itself early.
If I were betting $ - gimme NE... it's just tough to beat them, with that offense on their home turf.