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East Coast Offense: Are The 2013 Broncos The New 2007 Patriots?

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Are the 2013 Denver Broncos the 2007 New England Patriots?

When I posed this question on Twitter, the most common response was "no, the Broncos are better." But take a look at the game log for the Pats' first eight games that season. If Denver's better, it's not by much. The Patriots lowest first-half output was 34 points, their average was 41.4 to their opponents' 18.4. That's a margin of 23 points per game. The Broncos have averaged 44.8 ppg while allowing 22.8, a margin of 22 ppg over four games. The Pats slowed down in the second half, and I imagine the Broncos will too - just as the lines in their games routinely crack 20 points.

Wes Welker is another common denominator between the teams, just as Randy Moss was the common denominator between the 2007 Pats and 1998 Vikings another 15-plus win team and also one o

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