* Denver first allowed 40+ last year to the Packers, who hung 40+ on
five other teams, including the Lions and Saints. There is no shame in
getting torched by the Packers, and there was a defensive score
among Green Bay's seven TDs.
* Those Lions put up 45 at SAF@MH, and it was a thrashing for sure.
But they also forced three turnovers, two of which went the other
way for touchdowns. Detroit also posted 34+ points against six other
teams, including Green Bay, San Diego, and Dallas.
* The two losses to New England included no Patriots defensive scores,
but the Broncos did cough up five turnovers in the two games. And,
the Patriots averaged 32.1 points per game and scored fewer than 27
points in just three regular season games. Like with Green Bay, giving
up a lot of points to New England last year was nothing to be
* The 40 points scored by Buffalo included a punt return TD, two
defensive scores, and just one offensive touchdown.