Broncos’ 5 Key Matchups vs. New York

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Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (23) runs the ball during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time all season Denver has a little hop in its step when it comes to the ground game.

Will that continue against the Jets? Given the success San Diego had, and the success the Broncos had against a better defense, it should.

This is a good test for the offensive line and the Broncos backs.

Take the momentum they gained from the Cardinals game and get better. Take another step or five forward to where the running game is actually a threat.

The New York defensive line is talented and can play when it wants to.

At least now the opposing defense has to prepare for it unlike the four games prior.