4:15 PM ET, October 27, 2002
On offense, their issues are correctable. It's a matter of emphasis -- they need to find a way to run the ball more effectively. Their timing seems to be off, and it appears the bye week didn't help. On defense, there's not much they can do. The scheme works, but players aren't making plays. I believe it's because they're getting older. So it looks like the Patriots will need to score lots of points to be competitive.
Question on the Broncos: Despite San Diego's slight lead, is the AFC West Denver's division to win?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
The teams played each other for the eighth straight season with Denver going 6-2. ... Both teams began the season 3-0. Since then, Denver is 3-2 and New England is 0-4. ... The Patriots scored 115 points in their first three games and 53 in their last four. ... The Patriots' 179 yards were their fewest since they gained 149 in the fourth game last season.