Do Broncos have any weaknesses?

Baltimore must send big blitzes and use tight ends to have a chance

Originally Published: January 10, 2013
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Peyton Manning Denny Medley/US PresswirePeyton Manning has struggled against big blitzes of six or more players this season.

It is often said that football is a game of matchups. But it may be more accurate to say that football is a game of strengths and weaknesses. Coaches examine all the matchups to figure out where they have an advantage, then try to attack the opponent's weaknesses through certain plays or tendencies.

That presents a real problem for the Baltimore Ravens as they enter Saturday's divisional-round contest against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are an extremely well-rounded team without a lot of glaring weaknesses. They finished in the top five of Football Outsiders' ratings for both offense and defense.

Do they have any weaknesses that Baltimore can exploit?