Champ Bailey: Patriots hit us in the mouth, we didn’t hit back
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 8, 2012
Before Sunday’s game at New England, Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said the Broncos knew they could beat the Patriots. Bailey said what was so frustrating about the Broncos’ defensive effort is that the Patriots did all the things the Broncos prepared for them to do all week it’s just that the Patriots executed better than the Broncos did. “To make it short, we worked on it all week,” Bailey said, via Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained. Those marks may not last long. After five games, the Tom Brady-led offense is on pace to break both of them and he's getting plenty of help from a revived running game with a deep group of backs who combine power, speed and elusiveness.
Broncos' defense must move fast, if offenses are quick like Patriots
The Patriots ran a staggering, defense-buckling 89 plays Sunday - they had run 67 through three quarters - against the Broncos. That was the third-highest total ever run against a Broncos defense in a game.