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It's difficult to separate the units of a squad that did so poorly on Sunday. This entire Broncos defense was just plain awful against the Patriots.
It was up to them to keep the score within reach for an offense that doesn't put up huge numbers.
They couldn't stop Brady, and they couldn't stop his tight ends.
While everyone was intently watching Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, tight end Aaron Hernandez gashed the Broncos defense for 129 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, only two total sacks were accrued by Elvis Dumervil and Quinton Carter.
It's been said over and over and over, if you plan on stopping quarterbacks like Tom Brady, you've got to get in his face and get him on the ground.
The Broncos were unable to do that and allowed Brady to pass for a total of 320 yards and two touchdowns.
They also allowed over 100 yards on the ground to accompany Brady's prolific passing day.
Dumervil's huge sack on Brady was the only real highlight for Denver on the defensive side of the ball. And it was short-lived, as the Patriots were already very much in the lead.
There was nothing happening for the defense on Sunday, and the Broncos are now an 8-6 team. This defensive unit did just enough to earn an F for the day. If there was such a thing as an F-, they would be getting one. No turnovers, only two sacks and non-stop production from the opposing offense makes for a bad day.