12-31-2012, 02:06 AM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Re: Broncos: Easiest path to the #1 seed ever?
Originally Posted by I.M. Fletcher
Well I tried giving you the benefit of the doubt, but I think as much as you attempted to include bias in your comments, the fan in you is strong.
first, the Saints and bucs werent "streaking", the Saints just finished a 2-5 stretch to start their worst season with brees at the helm, and the Bucs were piling up points on bad teams and giving up even more to good ones.
Secondly, yes you did play an easy schedule. A Very EASY SCHEDULE. We dont blame you for this, its not your fault, but lets not make mountains out Bengals here. Losing against high quality opponents is not a badge of honour, its a sizeable question that doesnt have a feasible answer at this time. Beating the Bengals(?!?) on the road, and the artist formally known as the Ravens doesnt exactly instill confidence at this point. The great thing about football is you always get to prove yourself again, and Denver will have to do exactly that.
What i do agree with is that denver has used the season to get better and work out the kinks in their system, becoming Colts west. They needed the easy schedule for the time to build up to allow Peytons receivers to earn his trust and defense to have the confidence to pin their ears back and get after the QB.
Fortunately, the Pats have not only gotten better since we played last, but also healthier, which means we also are in great position to prove ourselves worthy of the opportunity to show up and earn respect. They will most certainly be up for the challenge of Manning, Manning will most certainly be up for the challenge of the Pats. The question will be, if it gets to that point, whether the rest of the broncos are as well.
1. Correct, but you conveniently left out that they had won 2 in a row and were playing their best football. They also followed up the loss to us with 3 straight wins, including giving the falcons their first loss. At this time the Saints were a team that were in the hunt.
2. Your Bucs point is more valid, but the Broncos completely shut down a good offense until a couple of 4th Q. garbage time TD's
3. Yes beating the Bengals... you know, the 2 straight playoff team that beat Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington, and the Giants (when they were still good.)
4. Yes the Ravens, they were only missing 4 starter that game while the Broncos were missing 3. They had a 3 game losing strak to 3 GOOD teams while really banged up and everyone wants to discount them. Keep in mind that they beat NE.
5. Agreed, but a quick review of the Patriots' road record reveals some pretty scary problems for them when they come to Denver. They are 0-2 against teams over .500 on the road. And they struggled mightily against very bad teams in Miami and Jacksonville in their last 2 road games, only winning 23-16 in both of them.
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