This is what I expect today. Balanced first down play calling. Aggressive play calling in second down via pass. Third down slightly favoring pass. 60% completion rate. Denver will press Brady especially in long downs and NE will likewise. The key for the Denver defense will be to hold the running game's duo threat at RB along with Gronk-style ball.
Facts about NE: ranked 20th overall in the NFL in Defense and 1st overall in Offense.
Facts about Den: ranked 7th overall in the NFL in Defense and 12th overall in offense.
Den and NE are tied for 3rd down defensive completion at 41%.
Den is ranked 4th in 3rd completion with 46% and NE ranks at 12 with 42%.
In addition to these stats, those of you who may remember that I'm a fan who resides on the East Coast. Every Bronco game I have ever attended. Everyone. LOSS. Now I live four hours from Foxboro. I'm a Yankee fan. Think about that for a moment. I love my Broncos to the point that I have decided NOT to attend this game. I know the opportunity to watch two of the finest QBs to represent the game is not as important as a Broncos win. The temptation to drive into a hostile environment, where Red Sox and Pats alike cannot be messed with, will have to be reserved for another time.
Don't let me down Broncos! I really wanted to go to this game and the closest road trip would be Baltimore (I've been three times already-yea all losses) and then the hike to Cincy and Charlotte. So you homers please don't sell your seats unless I'm flying over : )