Pro Football Notebook-Friday

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

(Playoff Preview)

 

Patriots-at-Denver

 

 

Tom Brady in 9th AFC title game….
Brady (0-2) at Denver in postseason games…..
Bill Belicheck (2-2) road playoff games…..
Brady (11-5) vs Peyton Manning in career….
Brady has 22-career postseason wins…
Pats offense amazing in red zone (40TD-61 trips)…..
Patriots averaging (374YPG) on offense…..
New England averaging just (66YPG) rushing since LeGarrett Blount injury….
Manning (12-13) in career in postseason games….
Broncos have not thrown TD pass in last 9-offensive quarters….
Denver OL allow 39-QB sacks this year….
Broncos #1-defense…
Denver 52-QBX-27-takeaways this season

 

 

How does Denver defend Gronkowski-Amendola-Edelman-LaFell and still blitz Brady
Brady 42-passes vs Chiefs-not sacked once last week by KC rush
Brady go to no-huddle to wear out Denver
Manning go to no-huddle-wear out Patriots
Where are key receptions coming from Demaryius Thomas-Owen Daniel
What has become of TE-Vernon Davis in offense
Can Ronnie Hilliman-CJ Anderson run the ball to keep pressure off Manning
Does Manning throw to backs coming out of backfield rather than run ball
Manning 17-interceptions in regular season in 11-games
Broncos 7-drop passes last week

 

 

Patriots win (27-16)…Denver just not enough offense.

 

 

Carolina-Arizona

 

 

Cardinals (14-3)-most wins in 96-year history dating back to Chicago Cardinals
Arizona just (2-6) road in postseason history.
Carson Palmer (4,647-35TD-11-Int) on season
Larry Fizgerald-Johnny Brown-Michael Floyd-dynamic threesome
Big Red #1-Offense (408YPG)
Arizona (288YPG) #2 in NFL throwing ball
Dwight Freeney-8-sacks in 11-games since signing.
David Johnson becomes run and catch guy out of backfield

 

 

Cam Newton (3837P) 35TD
Newton accounted 45TDs regular season
Panthers defense 41-takeaways for year now
Carolina pass rush now 49-sacks for year
Carolina defense #6-NFL (322YPG)
Panthers offense-Red Zone (43TD-64-trips)
Ted Ginn-Jon Stewart-Jared Allen all ailing
Carolina 3-top defensiv lineman-take away run game

 

 

Cardinals win-too much firepower-Arizona defense slow Newton down (23-17)

 

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