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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - Broncos offense excels in redzone

Despite a slight drop off the past couple of weeks in converting redzone opportunities to touchdowns, the Broncos still rank 2nd in the NFL in overall redzone touchdown percentage.

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But does overall touchdown percentage in the redzone correlate to wins? Not necessarily. The Oakland Raiders rank 1st in the NFL in this category. In fact the top 10 is comprised of 6 current playoff contenders. How have the Broncos fared in each game this season?

Opponent

Redzone

TD/FG

Points Possible

Points Scored

Colts

4

3/1

28

24

Chiefs

4

3/1

28

24

Seahawks

2

1/1

14

10

Cardinals

3

3/0

21

21

Jets

3

2/1

21

17

Niners

3

3/0

21

21

Chargers

4

4/0

28

28

Patriots

4

3/0

28

21

Raiders

4

2/2

28

20

Totals

31

24/6

217

186

In 31 opportunities, the Broncos have scored 24 touchdowns and 6 field goals. 186 of their 286 points (65%) have come in the redzone. The past two games Denver has had 8 redzone opportunities but has only converted 5 for touchdowns (62.5%) which is below their season average of 77.4%. Heading into New England, the Broncos had converted 13/13 opportunities to points with 12 of them being touchdowns.

Defensively, the Broncos have fared much worse. They are allowing 63%of all redzone opportunities to be converted into touchdowns (25th in the league) while yielding a touchdown 90% of the time over the last three games.

Their upcoming opponent St. Louis Rams convert touchdowns in the redzone 59% of the time (12th in NFL) while allowing opponents to convert only 50% of the time (7th in NFL).

Horse Tracks

Broncos Mailbag: Might C.J. Anderson be Denver's best running back? - The Denver Post
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Hochman: Broncos' consideration of Richie Incognito displays worry for O-line - The Denver Post
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Richie Incognito workout shows Broncos still searching for answers - ESPN
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C.J's tackle-breaking trek and Thomas' TD truck
Go frame by frame through memorable sequences that team photographers Eric Lars Bakke and Ben Hays captured during Sunday's win, including C.J. Anderson's 51-yard TD and Julius Thomas running through Charles Woodson to the end zone.

Denver Broncos weekly film study - ESPN
This look at Denver Broncos film examines the team's new-look offensive line and how it could look against the St. Louis Rams.

Day-after takeaways from Broncos-Raiders
T.J. Ward in the box, Chris Harris Jr. in the slot and Will Montgomery's work at center highlight Andrew Mason's post-game observations.

The Film Don't Lie: Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
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The Film Don't Lie: San Diego Chargers - ESPN
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The Film Don't Lie: Oakland Raiders - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix following their Week 10 loss to Denver.

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Dean Blandino: Jimmy Graham should've been flagged - NFL.com
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Chicago Bears waive Santonio Holmes - NFL.com
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Brandon Mebane (torn hamstring) out for season - NFL.com
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