The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are meeting for the AFC Championship Game Sunday afternoon at 1:05 MST (2:05 for our illustrious blog leader Sayre Bedinger at Sioux Falls, S.D., give him a follow on Twitter at @SayreBedinger). This is important because as tantalizing and click-bait centric as it may be for mainstream media folks above us on the totem pole to say it’s all about the signal-callers Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Tom Brady of the Patriots, that’s not completely true.
In any event, football is the ultimate team game-take it from the writer of this post who was the team captain on a Utah 2-A high school state championship team who played under 20 snaps all season-and games are won or lost in the trenches.
Both of these teams have below-average offensive lines and I think either defensive line has a chance to make a game-changing turnover because of this. The Patriots are sixth in the NFL at a +7 turnover ratio and the Broncos check in at 21st with a -4 ratio.
Thus, if the Broncos can defy turnover statistics as they did last week, they can win this game although against New England and future Hall of Fame signal-caller Brady and his wide array of weapons, such as receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski, it would behoove them to get more than one turnover as they did against Pittsburgh.
I sincerely hope I get to do another Broncos game thread for Predominantly Orange in two weeks and the Broncos have a better chance of making this a reality than the experts give them credit for so come join us and let’s make greatness happen. GO BRONCOS!!!