On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Sign up at http://broncosbunch.com

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

News & Blogs


Patriots' Balance Provides Test

Posted Jan 15, 2014

The Patriots have seen a lot of success in the run game in their recent contests.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – In the Week 12 matchup between the Patriots and the Broncos, Tom Brady threw the ball 50 times for 344 yards and three touchdowns.

In the Patriots’ Divisional Round win against the Colts, the numbers tell a completely different story. The Patriots scored six touchdowns and every one of them came on the ground. Brady threw the ball just 25 times and for less than 200 yards.

“They’ve had a lot of things happen to their football team, just like we have had a lot of things happen to our football team, and I think that they’ve done a tremendous job kind of reinventing as far as the run game,” Head Coach John Fox said. “They’ve lost pass-catching tight ends and have incorporated some guys that are doing a really, really good job in the run game. They roll the whole stable of backs throughout the season. They’ve kind of settled in on LeGarrette Blount who’s a really physical downhill runner.”

Blount – a 6-foot, 250 pound back -- was responsible for four of those six rushing touchdowns and finished the game with 166 yards. That number alone was 50 more yards than the entire Patriots team picked up on the ground in the Week 12 game.

As a team against the Colts, the Patriots rushed for 234 yards – more than 54 percent of their total offense.

“I mean, they’re just like us in a sense,” defensive tackle Terrance Knighton said. “They’ve lost key players and you’ve got to find your strength as a team once you do that. They lost (tight end Rob) Gronkowski. He was a big part of their offense, so they’ve got to find other ways to beat teams. They have a great coaching staff there and a great quarterback and offensive line group that is solid.

“They’re going to go to their strength -- right now it's their backfield and offensive line -- and that’s why they’re trying to run the ball.”

But just because the Patriots ran the ball a lot and with a lot of success last week doesn’t mean necessarily mean they will ignore the passing game. Tom Brady, three-time Super Bowl winner and two time Super Bowl MVP, is still the quarterback.

So should New England come out throwing the ball, Knighton said he wouldn’t be surprised.

“No, it wouldn’t surprise me because San Diego had some success at the end of the game doing that and they had success when they came back on us Week 12,” Knighton said. “But in the playoffs it’s about running the ball and controlling the clock. They’ll come out and try to do that and we’ll do our best to stop that and force them to throw the ball.”

However the Patriots attack the Broncos, whether it be with the streaking Blount or the consistently dangerous Brady, the Broncos know they are going to be in for a battle.

“It’s going to be tough,”cornerback Champ Bailey said. “Brady has always been tough against us. I don’t know how many times we’ve beaten him, but not a lot. He is one of the better quarterbacks to play the last 15 years. It’s going to be one of those challenges (where) we’ve definitely got to bring our ‘A’ game.

“We know they’re going to be ready, so it’s going to be a war out there.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.