Much like the Final 4 in collegiate basketball, like the World Cup Soccer games, like the NBA Finals, like the MLB divisional games, this year 2014 NFL Conference game between the Patriots and Broncos is a match made in Heaven — that pro football fans have been longing for since the divisional games are now in the history books.
The Patriots will face-off against the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High — which is sure to be an historic matchup and a game certain to become a favorite in the annals of NFL films.
The task for the Denver Broncos defenses is simple; containing and immobilize Tom Brady at all cost is the key to winning the game. The task will not be an easy road for the 2013 22nd ranked Broncos defense, especially since losing two key defensive players in their divisional win over the Chargers last week. The Broncos placed cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve, the team reported this information to the NFL as a standard protocol.
The Broncos made a swift move to replace their two key defensive players, knowing the urgency of their upcoming conference game against the Patriots.
According to the Denver post, “the Broncos signed free-agent cornerback Marquice Cole and practice-squad tackle Vinston Painter to their active roster.” The veteran leadership of General Manager/Hall of Fame signal-caller John Elway did not hesitate to bulk-up their depleted defensive roster heading into their AFC Conference game against the Patriots Sunday afternoon.
The Broncos and the Patriots have established a running game during their last outing — becoming divisional champions. The scheme of things — suggests that both coaches will be brainstorming to come up with the ultimate game plan to win a trip to Super Bowl 48.
The Broncos and Patriots defense faced formidable quarterbacks in their divisional matchup games and both teams rose to the occasion to defeat their adversarial foes.
The true test of will for the Broncos; play 98-percent penalty-free football. Broncos’ running back Knowshon Moreno holds the key to a Broncos victory over the Patriots. The offensive line showed promise of better things to come in their maturation process as they gear-up to defend their conference title.
The Patriots 10th ranked defense pose a problem for the Broncos offense, but Coach John Fox heart and soul game plans may be the savior, but the last call fall on Peyton Manning’s Omaha shout outs.
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