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Broncos-Jets matchups: Running the ball effectively is only path to victory for Denver

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The Denver Broncos must keep the ball out of Trevor Siemian’s hands if they are to compete with the New York Jets on Sunday.

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The Denver Broncos seem to lose control of every game during a stretch of play calling that turns out to be very pass heavy. The most recent example was a stretch of 10 straight passes very soon after Trevor Siemian threw a back-breaking pick six in the second quarter.

By the time the Broncos turned back to the run game they were down three scores and the defense was no longer able to stem the tide despite forcing three turnovers and dominating the Miami Dolphins early.

Against the New York Jets, Bill Musgrave needs to lose his love affair with Siemian’s practice ability and go all-in on C.J. Anderson’s elusiveness. That is, if the goal is to win games.

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To me the game entirely comes down to playcalling. If the Broncos get pass-happy you might as well stop watching right then and there. Every time the run game seems to be working they suddenly abandon it for no apparently reason. I expect more of the same this week, but I remain hopeful.