This is a comment turned into a post because it got too long. I read some comments on MHR that seem to indicate some of you think the Broncos
will have trouble running the ball against the Vikings
. Strictly looking at statistics, it looks VERY likely we will rack up more than 100 rushing yards on the Vikings. Currently, the Vikings are the 9th ranked defense against the rush and are allowing an average of 99.6 yards on the ground per game.
We are the #1 ranked rushing offense in the league averaging 159.7 yards per game. For further evidence, the Broncos have already played two other teams ranked in the top 10 for rushing defense: Cincinnati (#5) and Miami (#7). McGahee had 101 yards against the Bengals
and 71 yards against the Dolphins
before he left the game with a broken hand. Tebow didn't play against the Bengals, but he had 59 yards against the Dolphins. In my opinion, the Bengals are far more intimidating against the rush than the Vikings.
As for Minnesota, for crying out loud, the stinking RAIDERS ran on them for 169 total yards and 101 attributed to Diet DMC (running back Michael Bush
..same position, half the production).
That being said, I hope we air it out a little more in this game only because Minnesota's secondary is so bad I think most of us reading MHR could walk on and secure a starting spot. Minnesota is ranked 29th against the pass and is allowing a whopping 258 yards per game. In my opinion Fox and McCoy have done a great job of developing a specific game plan to exploit the weaknesses of each opponent we’ve faced with Tebow at the helm (yes I’m having a memory lapse about Detroit and so should you). If we can establish the run early, we will ABUSE this defense with PA passing. I look for them to pound the rock early to set up launching it to Decker, Thomas, or Royal.
I’ll leave you with a final thought: the key to winning is not changing who we are as a team just because of who we are playing each week. Don’t mess with the magic, just let it happen.
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