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The Broncos

Posted by Doug on October 24, 2006

The Broncos have only allowed 44 points in their six games this season. Since 1978, only six teams have allowed fewer points in a six-game stretch. And of those six teams, five of them faced teams that scored less (on average) than the Broncos' six opponents.


TM YR Weeks PA AvgOFF
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chi 1985 7-12 29 20.5
pit 2000 5-10 31 17.8
nor 1991 2- 8 36 17.7
jax 1999 4-10 36 18.1
ten 2000 12-16 42 15.8
bal 2000 4- 9 43 17.3
den 2006 1- 6 44 18.4
min 1988 10-15 44 16.8

Interestingly, all those teams but one scored a lot more points in their six game stretch of spectacular defense than the Broncos' 79:


TM YR Weeks PF
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chi 1985 7-12 170
pit 2000 5-10 97
nor 1991 2- 8 130
jax 1999 4-10 134
chi 1985 6-11 160
ten 2000 12-17 142
bal 2000 4- 9 79
den 2006 1- 6 79
min 1988 10-15 173

When you put it all together, it adds up to the 4th-fewest total points scored in a single-team six-game stretch since 1978:


TM YR Weeks PF PA TOT
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nyj 1993 13-18 36 77 113
nwe 1993 9-15 50 64 114
bal 2000 5-10 69 50 119
den 2006 1- 6 79 44 123
atl 1988 11-16 55 71 126
pit 2000 5-10 97 31 128

That 1993 Jet team is almost the mirror image of this Denver team. Bronco fans seem a bit frustrated right now, even though the team is 5-1. What must it have been like to be a Jet fan in late 1993 and be on the losing end of those kind of games?

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