Hello there everyone. I am a homer and this is my first attempt at a fanpost, just so you all know. That said, I would like to point out some stats that compare the 2000 Ravens Championship team to our 2009 Broncos. More after the jump...
2000 Ravens per game average stats
Points scored = 20.8
Points allowed = 10.3
Game point differential = 10.5
Sacks = 1.75
Interceptions = 1.15
Forced fumbles = 2.1
2009 Broncos per game average stats through 6 games
Points scored = 22.2
Points allowed = 11
Game point differential = 11.2
Sacks = 3.5
Interceptions = 1
Forced fumbles = 1.66
As you can see, there are some very similar numbers here. Denver's offense will get better and will score more points per game- I believe that can be said with relative certainty. One thing that really stands out is Denver's sack total per game. Denver's pass rush so far is more successful than what the Ravens achieved in 2000. This is also limiting the interception opportunities that Denver's secondary is getting, so it could be reasoned that Denver's defense has the potential of being at least as good as the Ravens of 2000.
The 2009 Broncos appear to be a better team than the 2000 Ravens were- I know, how can that be when Denver hasn't really done anything? Well, for one thing, Denver has the advantage of having been completely disrespected before the start of the season. This has caused Denver to play the underdog role in all games to date, and will again be a 4.5 point dog on Sunday. They are still disrespected today. All of the pundits are calling for them to be the first of the undefeated to fall this weekend. The players will continue to use this as fuel. McDaniel's will not let this team slip, he cares too much about proving himself and his team. I am truly excited about the future of this team.
GO BRONCOS!!, and please- all I really care about right now is that they beat the Ravens of 2009 this Sunday.