On Sunday Night Football against the New England Patriots we will find out what this Denver Broncos defense is truly made of. At times, it looks like it's made of unbreakable steel, while at others it has looked otherwise. The test tonight is to put Tom Brady on his back as many times as he drops back to pass.
I know that won't happen, but there was at time this season when this defense would generate pressure on half of the pass plays and that is the kind of play the Broncos need to bring to this game.
It's going to be cold. It's going to be snowy. It's going to be the perfect kind of game for defense. The perfect kind of game for the Broncos to maintain their home dominance over the Patriots.
The Mile High City has been a house of horrors for Bill Belichick and Brady in years' past, winning just two times. One came against Tim Tebow in 2011 and the other a fluky 30-26 loss in 2003 where taking a safety gave the Patriots enough time to come back for the win. Outside of Tebow, the Patriots are 1-3 in the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs in Denver.
The closest any of those teams had to this defense was the 2005 squad that beat the Patriots twice, both times in Denver. I'm liking our chances tonight. How about you Broncos Country?
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