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Broncos vs. Packers: 5 Halftime Adjustments for the Broncos

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 2: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos talks with fans prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Aron GlatzerAnalyst IOctober 2, 2011

The Denver Broncos (1-2) are doing everything they can to keep up with the Green Bay Packers (3-0) on the road at Lambeau Field in Week 4 of the NFL season.

5. Continue to take risks. The Broncos need to play like there is nothing to lose. A well-executed flea flicker (44-yard bomb to Brandon Lloyd) led to Denver's only first-half touchdown. The team needs to be willing to take chances to stay in this thing.

4. Along with these risks, the team needs to bring pressure and blitz Aaron Rodgers. Playing from behind, the team needs to risk a big play from Rodgers in exchange for a higher probability of an interception or forced fumble. The team will need at least one second-half turnover to come back in this game.

3. Keep within enough striking distance to keep the ground game relevant. The Broncos need to keep the score close enough to have enough time to use the running game. Averaging nearly six yards per carry as a team, this is a crucial area the team needs to have available at its disposal.

2. Avoid the big mistake. The Broncos would be right in it if Kyle Orton didn't throw a pick-six to Charles Woodson. If the team can avoid the killer mistake and not beat itself, it will have a chance to stay with the Packers for all four quarters.

1. Keep Green Bay's running game in check. The Packers have rushed for under 50 yards in the first half. Green Bay has one of the best passing offenses in the entire NFL, but if it can't run the ball effectively, the Broncos will have a better shot.

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