Coaches' Corner: Why Broncos are riding the running game
The Denver Broncos have reverted to the run game the last two weeks and they have come away with victories in each contest.
Are we seeing a cover-up by offensive coordinator Adam Gase and head coach John Fox?
Every team in the NFL will run the ball until a defense can stop it.
In fact, over the past three weeks the Broncos have rumbled to 547 yards on the ground.
That is the most effective and efficient way of controlling the clock and dominating your opponent. That is one factor, but I also think they are protecting Peyton Manning's arm a bit for the postseason.
In order for the Broncos to win a Super Bowl, Manning’s arm is going to have to be on point. I am interested to see what is going to happen if/when the Broncos play the New England Patriots in January. The Patriots can stop the run and could make the Broncos to rely on Peyton’s arm.
Manning, 38, has had a propensity to not be the same guy in the January cold that we are used to seeing earlier on in the season.
Only the future will tell, but the rest is certainly going to pay dividends for the wily veteran.