2016 Broncos-Patriots Week 15: By The Numbers

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The (8-5) Denver Broncos host the (11-2) New England Patriots this Sunday at 2:25 p.m. MST as they grind through their last three games towards a playoff berth.

CBS (KCNC-TV) has the television broadcast and that means Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline) will annoy us this week.

The Broncos own a 30-21 (.588) all-time record against the Patriots (including postseason) and have won three of the last four meetings between the teams.

And the guy everyone loves to hate, Tom Brady, is 5-6 against the Broncos in the regular season and 1-3 against Denver in the postseason.

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

                             DEN             NE

Overall……..15th…….1st

Offense…….25th…….3rd

Defense……1st………20th

Sp. Teams…..20th…….9th

BRONCOS/PATRIOTS 2016 TEAM COMPARISON

                                                                                 BRONCOS                            PATRIOTS

Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2

Coaches vs opp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kubiak: 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belichick: 7-10

Referee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walt Anderson

Turnover Margin (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . +5 (8th) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +3 (T-10th)

OFFENSE

Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank). . . . . .328.1 (25th). . . . . . . . . . . . 395.8 (4th)

Yards Per Play (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . . . .5.1 (26th). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1 (4th)

Points Per Game (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . 22.8 (16th). . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.8 (5th)

Possession Average. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:45

Net Rushing Yards Per Game. . . . . . . . .93.8 (27th). . . . . . .. . . . . . . 115.5 (7th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game. . . . . . . . . 234.2 (19th). . . . . . . . . . . . .280.3 (4th)

Had Intercepted/Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/93. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/16

Sacks Allowed/Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36/198. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21/128

Fumbles/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18/10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23/9

3rd Down Pct. (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . . . 36.2% (25th). . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.0% (5th)

Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . 46.3% (T-27th) . . . . . . . . . . .62.5% (7th)

Giveaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

DEFENSE

Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank). . . . . .310.7 (3rd). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338.1 (9th)

Yards Per Play (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6 (1st). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5.3 (11th)

Points Per Game (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . 18.6 (6th). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.7 (2nd)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game. . . . . . . . .127.2 (29th). . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.2 (6th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game. . . . . . . . . 183.5 (1st). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247.8 (15th)

Intercepted By/Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/284. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/42

Sacks For/Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38/210. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28/188

Opponent Fumbles/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . .15/11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20/6

3rd Down Pct. (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . . . . .36.7% (5th). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.6% (13th)

Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank). . . . . . . . .51.4% (10th) . . . . . . . . . . . . .57.9% (21st)

Takeaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punts-Average Yards (Gross). . . . . . . . . 45.6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.3

Punts-Average Yards (Net). . . . . . . . . . . 41.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.1

Punt Returns-Avg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2

Punt Returns-Avg Allowed. . . . . . . . . . . 6.8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1

Kickoff Returns-Average. . . . . . . . . . . . .22.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.9

Kickoff Returns-Avg Allowed. . . . . . . . 20.3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.4

Field Goals Made/Attempted. . . . . . . . 26/30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20/24

PENALTIES

Penalties Against/Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100/823. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79/705

Opponent Penalties Against/Yards. . . . 85/770. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93/731

BRONCOS/PATRIOTS 2016 INDIVIDUAL COMPARISON

                    BRONCOS                                PATRIOTS

PASSING YARDS

Siemian. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2730     Brady. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2876

Lynch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497     Garoppolo. . . . . . . . . .496

Dixon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16      Brissett*. . . . . . . . . . . .400

RUSHING YARDS

Booker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511     Blount. . . . . . . . . . . . 1029

C. Anderson*. . . . . . . . . 437     White. . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

Bibbs*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129      Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

RECEIVING YARDS

Sanders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 958     Edelman. . . . . . . . . . . . 791

Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925     Bennett. . . . . . . . . . . . . 614

Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211     Hogan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613

POINTS SCORED

McManus. . . . . . . . . . . . . 106    Gostkowski. . . . . . . . . .97

Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32     Blount. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Two Players. . . . . . . . . . . .30    Bennett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

INTERCEPTIONS

Talib. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Stewart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3     Butler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Two Players . . . . . . . . . . . 2    Four Players. . . . . . . . . . . 1

SACKS

Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.5    Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0

Ray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0     Ninkovich. . . . . . . . . . . 4.0

Wolfe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.5     Sheard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5

TACKLES (PRESS BOX TOTALS)

Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81     Chung. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66     Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60    Hightower. . . . . . . . . . . 61

Harris Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 56    McCourty. . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Two Players. . . . . . . . . . 52      Butler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

KICKOFF RETURNS (AVG.)

Latimer. . . . . . . . . . . 6 (24.7)     C. Jones. . . . . . . . . 8 (22.5)

Bibbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (19.8)     Amendola. . . . . . . .5 (25.8)

Norwood. . . . . . . . . . 3 (21.7)     Slater. . . . . . . . . . . 3 (17.3)

PUNT RETURNS (AVG.)

Norwood. . . . . . . . . . 23 (8.7)     Amendola . . . . . . . 18 (6.7)

Raymond. . . . . . . . . . 6 (10.2)     C. Jones. . . . . . . . . 10 (4.2)

FIELD GOALS

McManus. . . . . . 26/30 (.867)    Gostkowski. . 20/24 (.833)

PUNTS (GROSS/NET AVG.)

Dixon. . . . . . . . 70 (45.6/41.2)    Allen. . . . . . . 58 (44.3/41.1)

* – player not currently on active roster

 

The Broncos are…

when scoring 20 or more points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2

when yielding 20 or more points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

when leading after 2nd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0

when leading after 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0

when trailing after 2nd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5

when trailing after 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5

when Denver scores first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0

when opponent scores first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5

when Denver rushes for 100 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

when opponent rushes for 100 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3

when winning turnover margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0

when playing outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5

when playing on natural grass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5

when winning the coin toss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2

when losing the coin toss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3

 

The Patriots are favored by 3 points with the Over/Under set at 44.

 

Go Broncos!

– Kaptain Kirk

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