The Broncos are coming off their most complete offensive showing to date, and a big part of that must be attributed to the success the team had on the ground. Running backs Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson combined for 161 rushing yards, their best combined output. With a combination of two different styles—Hillman, the speedier back, and Anderson, the bruiser—the Broncos ran all over Green Bay.
Head Coach Gary Kubiak certainly hopes the offense will give a repeat performance in the rushing game, as it helped open up the field for QB Peyton Manning and the offense.
Colts linebackers D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman, however, will be tasked with preventing them from finding room to run beyond the line of scrimmage. The two are tackling machines and as they patrol their gap scheme, they can try to force the Broncos to be one-dimensional.