Robert Ayers Misses Practice As Denver Broncos Prepare For Tampa Bay Buccaneers

November 29, 2012 9:30 AM

Robert Ayers Misses Practice As Denver Broncos Prepare For Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By Rich Kurtzman

" The Denver Broncos have cruised through their schedule as of late, winning an NFL-best six straight games, but they don’t want to go into “cruise control” with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to town.

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Tampa Bay is a fearsome foe at 6-5 overall, sitting second in the NFC South. The Bucs sport the NFL’s fourth-highest scoring offense, at 28.2 points per game, doing so with a balanced attack. While the Broncos have been special in the secondary all season, it’s their run defense that is suspect.

Last week in Kansas City, Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster ran wild on Denver, racking up 130 yards combined on the ground. Running was the Chiefs only offensive weapon, yet the Broncos couldn’t stop them. This week, they’re preparing to face rookie running back sensation Doug Martin. The “Muscle Hamster” is a fast and strong back in a seemingly small package; Denver’s likely preparing to face him and be more disciplined not only in their assignments but in their tackling too. Martin’s not only a load to bring down, but fast and elusive as well; stopping him will be a tough task "

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