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Playcalling and Production: Miami v. Denver---2nd Half

 

Hey guys, as promised here is part 2 of my weekly series that will examine the playcalling and production of the Broncos offense.  If you missed part one, check it out here.  Again if you have any suggestions on format or addition stats you would like for me to include, by all means let me know in the comment section.  Thank you for reading (please rec if you like the post) and GO BRONCOS!

- Plays in bold represent first down plays.

- The number next to the play is the amount of yardage gained for the play. 

- Once a first down has been gained, the subsequent play is included on a new line—just makes it easier to see what play calls were made on what downs. 

- Sacks count against passing yardage.  Though sacks count against passing yardage, it does not affect the play-call number---a sack was originally was a pass play.

- Scrambles count for running yardage.  Though scrambles count for running yardage, it does not affect the play-call number---a scramble was still originally a pass play. 

- Percentages in the breakdown are rounded to the closest number. 

3RD QUARTER

 

Drive 1

pass 0, run 5, pass---sacked -4, punt

 

1 run (5)

2 passes (-4) (1 sack for -4)

1 total yard

 

Drive 2

run 11 first down

run 1, run 2, run 4, punt

 

4 runs (18)

0 passes (0)

18 total yards

 

Drive 3

pass 0, run 2, pass 0, punt

 

1 run (2)

2 passes (0)

2 total yards

 

Breakdown:

6 runs (25)

4 passes (-4) (1 sack for -4 yds)

 

Runs/percentage of calls

1st down: 2/4 (50%)

2nd down: 3/3 (100%)

3rd down: 1/3 (33%)

 

Passes/percentage of calls

1st down: 2/4 (50%)

2nd down: 0/3 (0%)

3rd down: 2/3 (67%)

 

Analysis:

There were 10 total plays run by the Bronco offense.  6 runs and 4 passes netted a total of 21 yards.  The Bronco offense accounted for 1 first down on a rush.  1 first down was converted on 1st down.  The Broncos were 0-3 on third down.  The average yardage gained on 1st down was 3 yards (4 plays 12 yds), the average yardage gained on 2nd down was 3 yards (3 plays 9 yards), the average yardage gained on 3rd down was 0 yards (3 plays for 0 yards).  The average yardage to convert on 3rd down was 6 yards.  There were 3 negative or short gains (3 yards or less) accounted for on 1st down (.33 yards per play average on these plays), there were 2 negative or short gains accounted for on 2nd down (2  yards per play average on these plays), there were 2  negative plays on 3rd down (-2 yards per play average on these plays.

4TH QUARTER

Drive 4

run 6, run 5 first down

pass 0, run -1, pass 0, punt

 

3 runs (10)

2 passes (0)

10 total yards

 

Drive 5

pass 0, pass 16 first down

pass 0, pass 0, pass---sacked -5, punt

 

0 runs (0)

5 passes (11)

11 total yards

 

Drive 6

pass 15 first down

pass 9, pass 0, run 2 first down

pass 42 first down

pass---sacked -6, pass---scramble 13, pass 5 Touchdown

 

1 run (15) (includes one scramble for 13 yards)

7 passes (65) (includes one sack for -6 yards)

80 total yards

 

Drive 7

pass 7, run 2, run 4 first down

pass 0, pass 7, pass 5 first down

pass 0, pass 28 first down

pass 0, pass 3 Touchdown

 

2 runs (6)

8 passes (51)

57 total yards

 

OVERTIME

Drive 8

run 5, run 0, pass---sacked -4, punt

 

2 runs (5)

1 pass (-4) (includes 1 sack for -4 yards)

1 total yard

 

Drive 9

run 1, run 1, run 0, FG End of Game

 

3 runs (2)

0 passes (0)

2 total yards

 

Breakdown:

11 runs (38) (includes one scramble for 13 yards)

23 passes (123) (includes  3 sacks for -15 yds)

 

Runs/percentage of calls

1st down: 3/14 (21%)

2nd down: 5/12 (42%)

3rd down: 3/8 (38%)

 

Passes/percentage of calls

1st down: 11/14 (79%)

2nd down: 7/12 (58%)

3rd down: 5/8 (62%)

 

Analysis:

There were 34 total plays run by the Bronco offense.  11 runs and 23 passes netted a total of 161 yards.  The Bronco offense accounted for 8 first downs, 5 passing and 3 rushing.  2 first downs were converted on 1st down.  3 first downs were converted on 2nd down.  The Broncos were 4-8 on third down (includes one touchdown).  The average yardage gained on 1st down was 5.6 yards (14 plays 79 yds), the average yardage gained on 2nd down was 6.1 yards (12 plays 74 yards), the average yardage gained on 3rd down was 1 yard (8 plays for 8 yards).  The average yardage to convert on 3rd down was 5.25 yards.  There were 8 negative or short gains (3 yards or less) accounted for on 1st down (-.63 yards per play average on these plays), there were 7 negative or short gains (3 yards or less) accounted for on 2nd down (.71 yards per play average on these plays), there were 5  negative or short gains (3 yards or less) on 3rd down (-1.4 yards per play average on these plays).

 

2ND HALF BREAKDOWN

 

17 runs (63) (includes one scramble for 13 yards)

27 passes (119) (includes  4 sacks for -19 yds)

182 TOTAL YARDS

 

Runs/percentage of calls

1st down: 5/18 (28%)

2nd down: 8/15 (53%)

3rd down: 4/11 (36%)

 

Passes/percentage of calls

1st down: 13/18 (72%)

2nd down: 7/15 (42%)

3rd down: 7/11 (64%)

 

1ST HALF V. SECOND HALF COMPARISONS

-          The Broncos gained 130 yards in the first half compared to 182 yards in the second half

-          The Broncos rushed for 124 yards in the first half compared to 63 yards in the second half

-          The Broncos passed for 6 yards in the first half compared to 119 yards in the second half

-          The Broncos were 0-3 on third down in the first half compared to 4-11 in the second half

-          The Broncos converted 8 first downs in the first half (6 rushing 2 passing) compared to 9 first downs in the second half (4 rushing, 5 passing)

-          The Broncos ran 30 plays in the first half (18 rushing 12 passing) compared to 44 plays in the second half (17 rushing 27 passing)

-          The Broncos ran the ball 17 times on first down, they passes the ball 15 times on first down

-          The Broncos ran the ball 12 times on second down, they passed the ball  13 times on second down

-          The Broncos ran the ball 6 times on third down, they passed the ball 11 times on 3rd down.

-          The Broncos ran for 3 or less yards on first down 8 times, they failed to complete a pass on first down 8 (0-8) times and were sacked on first down 2 times.  This means that 2nd down was 7 or more yards to convert on 18 different occasions (on 13 of them it was 10 yards or more to convert)

-          The Broncos ran for 3 or less yards on second down 8 times with one of these plays resulting in a 1 yard loss.  The Broncos passed for 5 yards or less on second down 6 times---4 of these were incompletions.

-          The Broncos ran for 3 or less yards on third down 2 times, The Broncos passed for an incompletion on third down twice and were sacked 5 times. 

Of their 16 drives, the Broncos had 5 three and outs (2 in overtime) and 8 more drives that lasted only 4-6 plays.  ONLY 3 DRIVES ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN 7 PLAYS---TWO OF THEM WERE TOUCHDOWN DRIVES. 

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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