Denver is 2nd in rushing yards allowed. But 15th in Yards per Rush. Denver is 29th in passing yards allowed. But 4th in Yards per attempt. Very strange and a little hard to figure out. I can't find scoring by quarter anywhere but Plummer has 13 TD in the first half and 5 TD in the second half. And Bell/Anderson have about the same number of TDs in the first half and second half (this is halves of games, not halves of the season). The Broncos' success looks like it's almost nothing but being good front runers. Get this - Plummer has thrown only 20 passes all season when down by 8 points or more. No wonder he hasn't been picked off at all, he's been protected by a good defense and an offense that can use that defense to get ahead and put the opposing defense into a guessing game situation. Plummer has 3 TD in the first quarter and 10 TD in the second. And only 5 total in the second half. Remarkable, 5 TD in 16 second halves. What does this say ? The Broncos aren't a great team in the first quarter but they have been very good in the second. Then they have a lead and can shut it down in the second half. Which leads to one main point. Which can be said about most games but is extra significant here. Stop their run. Get a lead. Make Plummer bring them back. And for God's sake, don't turn the ball over. Plummer has been put in a nice, front running situation and has executed well from it. If the Patriots' run defense is stout in the first quarter we have a decent chance at a lead and then we'll see if Jake is Jake the Snake or Jake the Fake.