First Quarter: 17 Points in the First Quarter
It goes without saying the Denver Broncos need to start quickly this Sunday. Patriots are one of the best teams in the NFL in outscoring opponents in the first quarter. The Broncos, on other hand, is the worst. All of the success in the first quarter can come from keeping the foot on the pedal. If the Broncos do not attack with this mentality, it will be a difficult and long day for the defense and offense. Siemian and the offense must score over 20 points to win.
Head coach Gary Kubiak must unleash Trevor Siemian in the first quarter and sustain long scoring drives six minutes or more. This happens from a ground and pound attack. Siemian is playing with confidence the past few weeks; therefore, it is more important to establish confidence in their young quarterback. Sadly, Siemian’s home numbers do not fair well compared to on the road.
Look for Justin Forsett to be the starting running back tomorrow. It is nothing against Devontae Booker’s future, but right now he is hitting a “rookie wall” and Forsett looked more patient in finding holes to run through. Booker also performed better as a backup to CJ Anderson before Anderson went down to injury. Look for a better incentive in the rushing game as well.