Originally Posted by MagicHef
In YPC, Tampa Bay is only 2 spots below Carolina. Baltimore is right below them, and New Orleans is right below them.
That's 6 of our games against teams in the top 13 in YPC. In 5 of those games, we held the other team below their average. In the other, they got exactly their average YPC.
A lot of people are cherry picking the stats they want to pick apart. I think most Broncos' fans will acknowledge the fact that the quality of competition was lacking down the stretch. That being said, the defense was playing tremendous and they did face challenges late - they held strong.
Originally Posted by ThaVirus
... And this is a bold faced lie as well.
Arian Foster went for 105 in week 3 and Stevan Ridley went for 151 week 5.
He screwed up his statement... during the 11 game win streak, Charles is the only player to surpass 100 yds.
Baltimore is a much different team this time around on defense, there is no doubt about it. Some act as if Baltimore is going to magically be able to do some of the things offensively they couldn't do a month ago when this game was in their house.
This game does make me nervous - and it should make any Broncos' fan nervous. Hell, every playoff game should make fans nervous. The Ravens looked kinda "blech" the final month of the season, then they get some guys healthy in the playoffs and play a Colts team that looked like a fish out of water. IND lacks weapons, DEN does not and they have a better defense and they're playing in DEN.
Anything can happen and it should be a great game, but I do believe Denver still wins it by 10 points.