New England Patriots: 5 observations on week 10 win over Broncos

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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 12: Tight end Jacob Hollister /

Indestructible offensive line

There’s a reason Tom Brady was able to pick apart the Broncos defense last night. TB12 is the GOAT, but he can’t freeze time. Actually, maybe he can, I wouldn’t put it past him. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t age…

Anyway, the reason Brady was able to find the holes in a dangerous defense was because he had time to let plays develop. The pocket held firm last night, and the offense was rewarded as a result.

As previously mentioned, the Broncos pass rush is feared across the league. They may be on a losing streak, but make no mistake about it. The Broncos can put pressure on quarterbacks. Leading the charge is Von Miller, who was kept quiet last night.

The man behind the Miller, and I’m not talking about your dad cracking a cold one, was LaAdrian Waddle. Waddle played extremely well, keeping Miller and company in check all night. Miller finished the game with just one single tackle and only hit the QB once.

So hats off to you, Mr. Waddle. And a tip of the hat to the rest of the offensive line, who protected Tom Terrific all night.

The lone Broncos sack of the night came on a blitz which James White failed to pick up. White was juked and allowed Justin Simmons to blow by him and take Brady down. So, while the stats may suggest that the offensive line gave up a sack, I wouldn’t credit it to them. They were nearly perfect last night.

It’s not up to me, but if Tom Brady doesn’t take the entire O-line out to a nice dinner tomorrow night, I’ll be shocked.