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Samsonite Make Your Case: Bronco Bustin'
All of that added up to 606 total points, besting the 2007 Patriots mark of 589. It also creates quite a dilemma for opposing defenses trying to stop them.
Which leads to this week's Samsonite Make Your Case debate of the week - Which Broncos player is most important for the Patriots to contain?
PFW's Andy Hart says ...
The Patriots secondary has been competitive of late, but nowhere near impenetrable. Generally we assume the Patriots can take away the top weapon of an opponent if they choose. That didn't work in recent games against the Colts and Browns. The hard part of dealing with Thomas is that given the rest of the weapons you can't devote too many resources to getting the job done.
Thomas is one of the scariest, most talented receivers in the game today. The Patriots must find a way to deal with him if they want to advance.
PFW's Paul Perillo says ...
The Patriots must stay disciplined and ignore all the calls and checks he shouts at the line while maintaining their assignments in coverage and on the pass rush. The guys up front must find a way to make him uncomfortable and the defensive backs need to force him off his primary target.
If Manning gets in a groove the game becomes real easy for the Broncos. He'll consistently mix the run and pass and soon the scoreboard will be lit up. Get some heat on him and flood the passing lanes and maybe some mistakes will come. If not it will be a long night.
Now it's the fans turn to cast their vote in this week's Samsonite Make Your Case poll question.