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2018 NFL Picks: Week 2 Well, week 1 of the season happened  XML
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And much like most things about Week 1 of Authentic Chris Harris Jr Jersey a brand new season, just as many things went wrong as went right. Picking games was no different.This week we have a bit more clarity going on, even if it’s a very limited sample size. But one thing is for sure, none of the teams from last year look the same or play the same this year. Last Week: 8-7-1Overall: 8-7-1Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) 6:20pm NFLN TNFPrediction: Ravens 24, Bengals 17Carolina Panthers (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1) 11:00am FOXPrediction: Panthers 17, Falcons 20Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at Washington Redskins (1-0) 11:00am CBSPrediction: Colts 24 Youth Emmanuel Sanders Jersey , Redskins 27Houston Texans (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (0-1) 11:00am CBSPrediction: Texans 27, Titans 20Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) 11:00am FOXPrediction: Eagles 28, Bucs 27Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0-1) 11:00am CBSPrediction: Chiefs 30, Steelers 27Miami Dolphins (1-0) and New York Jets (1-0) 11:00am CBSPrediction: Dolphins 17, Jets 20Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-1) 11:00am CBSPrediction: Chargers 32, Bills 17Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (1-0) 11:00am FOXPrediction: Vikings 27, Packers 24Cleveland Browns (0-0-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-1) 11:00am FOXPrediction: Browns 31 http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-phillip-lindsay-jersey , Saints 38Detroit Lions (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (0-1) 2:05pm FOXPrediction: Lions 17, 49ers 24Arizona Cardinals (0-1) at Los Angeles Rams (1-0) 2:05pm FOXPrediction: Cardinals 0, Rams 33New England Patriots (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) 2:25pm CBSPrediction: Patriots 17, Jaguars 10Oakland Raiders (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0) 2:25pm CBSPrediction: Raiders 13, Broncos 34New York Giants (0-1) at Dallas Cowboys (0-1) 6:20pm NBC SNFPrediction: Giants 27, Cowboys 30Seattle Seahawks (0-1) at Chicago Bears (0-1) 6:15pm ESPN MNFPrediction: Seahawks 31, Bears 202017 Broncos offense: dink and dunk and no chunk We all are painfully aware of how poor the Denver Broncos offense performed in 2017. I could recount the rankings here Garett Bolles Jersey , but I am not. What I am going to do here is talk about the strange piece of data that I came across today regarding our 2017 offense. There were 333 offensive plays in the 2017 regular season that gained 40 or more yards. Denver was dead last with only 4. It’s also interesting to note that 39% of the time these chunk plays resulted in a TD while we only scored on one of four in 2017 (Brock Osweiler’s 54 yard TD throw to Jeff Heuerman). So this drives the point home that our offense was the worst in the league last season at moving down the field quickly (getting chunk plays). What’s really odd is how effective our 2017 offense was at getting plays that gained 20-29 yards. Our 50 plays of 20-29 yards were second in the league behind the Saints. For comparison sake BAL and DAL had less than half of that with 23 (tied for last place). The Cowboys were actually decent at getting chunk plays last season with 10 plays of 40 or more yards (tied for 17th) while BAL was almost as bad in 2017 as DEN with only 6 plays of 40 or more yards - meaning that their offense was more inept than ours. So for completeness we need to look at plays that gained 10-19 yards. Here we see that Denver ranked 19th in terms of absolute numbers (yes I am not using rate stats for this article) with the Bucs having the most 10-19 yards plays (191) and the Packers having the least (115). For those who are interested, all of this data can be found, searched and sorted at https://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/play_finder.cgiYou can manipulate it any you you want (like if you wanted to know how many plays of 20-99 yards there were in 2017 and how we did in that regard). So what does this mean for 2018? If our offensive line remains healthy it should be significantly better than our 2017 OL. This will give Case Keenum more time to throw which could lead to more long completions (which take longer to develop). Also Keenum is adept at moving in the pocket to avoid pressure and give his receiver more time to get open; again this should lead to more longer completions than we saw from our offense in 2017. Case is also more more adept at “throwing his receivers open” - IOW, hitting them in stride so that they can gain yards after the catch. All three passers who threw passes for the Broncos in 2017 were not very good at this (accuracy). This should also lead to more chunk plays particularly with Dermaryius Thomas being fully healthy, Emmanuel Sanders being re-envigorated and the other new offensive weapons who are both elusive and have break-away capabilities. While long runs are uncommon (and were very limited for the 2017 Broncos since Booker and CJ Anderson don’t have breakaway speed), an improved offensive line combined with three RBs who DO have breakaway speed and increased elusivity (Royce Freeman, DeAngelo Henderson and Phillip Lindsay) could lead to a few more long runs than we saw in 2017. If you look at runs that gained 30 or yards in 2017 Authentic Jake Butt Jersey , we had two, which tied us with a bunch of teams for 30th in the league. Only Arizona and Indy were worse with one each. The Saints had eight. If we make that window runs of 20-99 yards, then we see Denver had eight which was tied with a handful of teams again at 26th in the league. Philly had 19 runs that gained 20 or more yards while Washington had three.
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