Originally Posted by BostonIrish
HE did say the reason he picked week 12 was because that was the first week the Patriots had all their players back. His stats are based on the healthy Pats versus the healthy Broncos, at least according to what he wrote.
If you start from the point of week 12, you dont get an entirely healthy Broncos squad through to the end of the season. Significant players missed time during that period, and in the last game Denver pounded SD with their reserves. They won the game, but the statistics were odd from that mathup. Van Pelt completed 2 of 7 throws for 7 yards. The defense sat many of the starters. The stats are definately in an odd state of flux for the Broncos in that period of time. I like his analysis, but statistically you have to take it with a grain of salt.