Saturday, January 12, 2013
Halftime thoughts from Denver
By Bill Williamson
DENVER -- A look at wild first half in Denver, where the Broncos and Ravens are tied, 21-21.
It’s been an entertaining game with a ton of big plays.
The Broncos have to be frustrated. They are outplaying the Ravens, but Baltimore has gotten some big plays to make this a tie game.
Denver needs to stay the course on offense. The Broncos are moving the ball at will. Barring mistakes, Denver should be able to have success in the second half. Remember, this has been a second-half team all season.
Defensively, the Broncos need to figure out something at halftime to help Champ Bailey against Torrey Smith. The receiver has burned Bailey for two touchdowns. The Ravens are going after Bailey often.
The magic of Trindon Holliday was on display early in the game as he took a punt back 90 yards for a touchdown after the first series of the game. It was the longest punt return in NFL postseason history. Holliday has returned three punts for a score since joining Denver in Week 6. The Texans were 5-0 with Holliday before cutting him, and the Broncos are 11-0 since acquiring him.