Denver Broncos

Broncos Predictions

How we predict Denver will fare against New England
OFFENSE Broncos Patriots
Passing Yards235 yds The Broncos' average passing offense is matched by the Patriots
Average
Passing
VS
Average
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards98 yds The Broncos' below average rushing offense won't be a factor against the Patriots
Below Average
Rushing
VS
Excellent
Rushing Defense
Points21 pts The Broncos' below average point scoring won't be a factor against the Patriots
Below Average
Scoring Ability
VS
Excellent
Overall Defense
Red Zone54% The Broncos' below average red zone offense won't be a factor against the Patriots
Below Average
Red Zone Offense
VS
Average
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns2 TDs The Broncos' below average touchdown scoring won't be a factor against the Patriots
Below Average
TD Scoring
VS
Excellent
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Broncos' good skill at forcing fumbles should be a factor against the Patriots
Good
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions1 int The Broncos' average interception ability won't be a factor against the Patriots
Average
Picking
VS
Excellent
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Broncos' good sacking ability should be a factor against the Patriots
Good
Pass Rush
VS
Average
Offensive Line
New England Patriots

Patriots Predictions

How we predict New England will fare against Denver
OFFENSE Patriots Broncos
Passing Yards239 yds The Patriots' excellent passing offense is matched by the Broncos
Excellent
Passing
VS
Excellent
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards111 yds The Patriots' average rushing offense may be a factor against the Broncos
Average
Rushing
VS
Below Average
Rushing Defense
Points22 pts The Patriots' excellent point scoring is matched by the Broncos
Excellent
Scoring Ability
VS
Excellent
Overall Defense
Red Zone57% The Patriots' excellent red zone offense will dominate the Broncos
Excellent
Red Zone Offense
VS
Average
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns2 TDs The Patriots' excellent touchdown scoring is matched by the Broncos
Excellent
TD Scoring
VS
Excellent
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Patriots' average skill at forcing fumbles should be a factor against the Broncos
Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Below Average
Ball Security
Interceptions0 ints The Patriots' average interception ability may be a factor against the Broncos
Average
Picking
VS
Average
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Patriots' good sacking ability should be a factor against the Broncos
Good
Pass Rush
VS
Average
Offensive Line

OFFENSE

Whose offense is better when it counts?

passing

#22 Broncos
6.5
#2 Patriots
9.5
Great passing by the Patriots:
442 yds Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
374 yds Jan 22, 2017 vs Steelers
401 yds Dec 12, 2016 vs Ravens

rushing

#30 Broncos
5.2
#23 Patriots
6.6
Great rushing by the Patriots:
114 yds Dec 24, 2016 vs Jets
91 yds Nov 27, 2016 at Jets
171 yds Nov 20, 2016 at 49ers

red zone performance

#28 Broncos
5.9
#2 Patriots
9.9
Great red zone performance by the Patriots:
67% Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
75% Oct 30, 2016 at Bills
100% Oct 23, 2016 at Steelers

scoring points

#27 Broncos
6.2
#2 Patriots
9.2
High points scored by the Patriots:
34 pts Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
36 pts Jan 22, 2017 vs Steelers
27 pts Oct 23, 2016 at Steelers

Game History

See the previous matchups
Winner
Prediction
IronRank Before
IronRank After
Dec 18, 2016 Week 15
Denver Broncos
vs
New England Patriots
316
2121
16821711
16571736
Jan 24, 2016 Conference
Denver Broncos
vs
New England Patriots
2018
2222
17401705
17411704
Nov 29, 2015 Week 12
Denver Broncos
vs
New England Patriots
3024
2225
16971783
17151765

Iron Rank Over Time

See how our Iron Rank changes with each game

Comments

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PATRIOTS BY DOUBLE DIGITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Broncos have no chance. Dream on.
If you look on NFL.com, the broncos have 3rd best defense behind Vikings and cardinals, then they have the best yards per pass, and best backfield. So I think we know who will win, BRONCOS!
i bet $250 on the broncos, it should be easy with brady and gronkowski out of the game hopefully in 4th quarter or so :)
Patriots win by 7
Denver!
Denver will win.
Broncos!
hi i bet 30 dollars with a friend. any hope for bronco win?
Best quarterback will win this game. If Denver can get pressure on Brady, they have a good chance of winning. If Manning throws picks, or only has a mediocre game, it's all Pats. We'll see if Manning has any magic in him. Looking forward to this one, regardless.
Everyone is just favoring the team that won the super bowl last year:(
No, absolutely not.
@FAN So what if no one argues pats are the best defense in the league? Theyve allowed the fewest points per game of any team
This whole thing is bullshit... Rushing Defense (YPA): DEN (Good) 2nd vs. NE (Excellent) 14th...only accounts for YPG, but teams run less on the Pats Overall Defense: DEN (Good) vs. NE (Excellent), but no one argues that the Pats defense is best in the league, like they do for the Broncos Fumble Forcing: DEN (Good) 2nd vs. NE (Average) T-9th...but Denver is only good Pass Rush (Sacks): DEN (Good) 1st vs. NE (Excellent) T-4th ???????? Red Zone Defense: DEN (Average) 6th vs. NE 15th (Average)
Gronk is actually only averaging 70 yards a game. And our pass defense is great. Chicago bears pass D is just awful.
@Raymond Jette Before reading your post I felt like rushing isn't an issue and our secondary will be pressed. Gronk looked nasty tonight and we have little guys to stop him. I mean our guys could all fit in his shadow little. If we want to properly cover Gronk we are likely spreading to thin to be effective against a run game. For that, I see a successful game on the ground for the pats and that isn't a good result for the broncos. My only hope is that we are so fast that we slap the ball out of his hands that trying to drag him down afterwards doesn't make us susceptible to over covering him and still be strong covering where we should be covering. I am not worried about our offense.
I wonder why iron rank favors NE. most every other algorithm has Broncos by at least a couple.
Although I am a Patriots fan, I don't think a few of the players are ready for prime time yet. McCourty's holding foul in the third quarter against Carolina was totally inexcusable. It allowed Carolina to continue their drive and score 7 points. A close look at the replay of Ridley's fumble also showed again that he is still not hugging the ball tightly into his side as he should be in tight situations inside the red zone. That allowed the ball to squirt out when he got hit. It's time to face it, this guy is no longer a rookie. He has been a back in high school, college and now almost two years as a pro. Consequently, there is no excuse for that anymore and I feel certain Belichick is just about fed up with it. Finally, I still can't fathom why the call was for a pass on third and one in the third quarter when the Patriots had moved the ball 31 yards in 9 plays with mostly excellent running from both Blount and Vereen; averaging well over 5 yards per carry. So, instead, they ended up with an incomplete pass and 3 points instead of 7 (Ugh!). So, in my opinion, Carolina didn't win the game, the Patriots just lost it. To quote Brady afterward, "we just shot ourselves in the foot too many times..." Case closed. Conclusion: To beat a good team like Denver, every player has to be able to execute for 60 minutes without the above, inexcusable mistakes. That has always been Belichick's mantra and the Patriot's history under his tenure. Remember.... a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Unfortunately, the Patriots still have a few of them to fix. (Hopefully, my comments will make their way back to the Pat's locker room).
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