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Statistically, this has made the Broncos the leading passing team in the NFL. That is in yards per game (350). In rushing, would you believe 30th? Talk about an imbalance!
Kyle Orton and the WRs are tearing it up between the 20 yard lines but the RBs are almost a non-factor.
Maybe the Colts can get away with this type of offensive scheme but a team like the Broncos can't, if they want to compete for the AFC Worst title.
This puts a tremendous pressure on Orton and the O-line to protect him. With the number of passing attempts, the chance of an injury to the starting QB becomes greater. And at this time, there is no one to step in that knows this offense as well or that is as plugged into Josh's brain.
And the more attempts, the greater potential for INTs, which can be back-breakers. It also creates a Time of Possession mismatch that can lead to disastrous results when trying to control the clock.
What does this mean? Denver has to find some semblance of a running game to have any chance at a decent season.