ANARCHY'S KEYS TO THE GAME . . .FOR DENVER ON OFFENSE:1) Hold on to the football. The Pats have made minced meat of opponents in the post-season by letting them beat themselves.2) Keep the Patirots defense on the field. We all know that the Pats have little depth in the secondary and several guys are banged up. We also know that the Broncos are used to the light air. If Denver gets a substantial edge in time of possession, they could wear down the Pats defense even more than they already are and score profusely at the end of the game.3) Mix up the offense more than they have been. If the Pats can key on the run, N.E. stands a much better chance of stuffing it. But Denver needs to be effective on the ground, as I don't think they can win mostly moving the ball through the air.4) Take shots downfield to either get a quick TD or spread out the defense. Even if they don't have a bunch of big plays like earlier in the year, keeping the defense honest may get a few extra yards on the ground on a regular basis.5) Stay out of 3rd and long. This directly ties into #1. While Plummer may have been better the past couple of years, too many 3rd and longs will dramtically increase the likelihood of him throwing some interceptions.FOR DENVER ON DEFENSE:1) Get some sort of penetration on both runs or passes to disrupt the Patriots rhythm. This would then allow for a better chance in #2.2) Don't let the Pats WR to get downfield and leave the middle of the field open for TEs and RBs. I can't begin to tell you the number of times Brady has had enough time to let the WR corps go deep and left the underneath guys open for easy first downs. Ben Watson could kill Denver if they let him take 8 yard pass plays and rumble for 20 yards.3) Be a brick wall in the red zone. If the Broncos can limit the Pats to some field goal attempts instead of TDs, they stand a much better chance.4) Be very afraid of play action. The Pats don't use play action much, but when they do they normally get a huge gain or a TD in the red zone. The Patriots haven't had a ton of success running the ball this year, so if I'm Denver I'd rather give up a 4-yard run than a 40-yard pass.5) Force some turnovers. This one is probably the most important for Denver, but the one I see least likely to happen.FOR NEW ENGLAND ON OFFENSE:1) Use a balanced attack and spread the ball around. All Pro defenders from the Steelers and Eagles last year said that the Pats were nearly impossible to cover, as they had plays that would always have SOMEONE open to pass the ball to--even if it was an obscure plyer that they still had plenty of faith in.2) Be perfectly happy to play a 0-0 game. The Pats all along have generally played to stay in games and let opponents beat themselves and for the most part they have. New England has shown many times this year that they are content to punt the ball rather than force a bad pass. They have also elected to forgo numerous 40+ yard field goals this year in favor of punts or even squib quicks. They have enough faith in the defense now to play a game of field position and will pick their spots rather then get risky. The throttle of the offense will directly be turned up or toned down based on the score and flow of the game.3) Run mostly on passing downs or passing formations. New England has not had much luck running the ball this year, and they are unlikely to do very well against the Broncos in Denver to begin with. If we see them running, it will likely be near the end zone to set up play action to their TEs (or LBs). I would be shocked if the Pats got a 100 rushing yards unless they have someone break a big gainer.4) Take what Denver gives you, which I suspect will be underneath stuff, swing passes, screens, quick outs, and slants. This will neutralize the Denver pass rush and keep the Pats moving the ball. It also will let them get some shots down the field later on in the second half. They have proven over the years that they can still win without running the ball and still run clock in doing it. Mixing in some no huddle would also help, as Denver could be trapped with the wrong package in the game and either give up some cheap yards, some first downs, or waste some time outs.5) Hold on to the ball. If Brady has 3 INT (albeit unlikely) this game is done. N.E. also fumbled several times against the Jaguars but managed to recover and it really didn't hurt them. If Brady is a little off (he was in a couple games this year), he's had passes graze off WR's fingers and became tipped passes that were easy interceptions.5a) Unveil things that they've been saving for a rainy day. The Pats are notorious for expanding the playbook dramatically when the games start to count, giving teams fits with different looks, formations, and lack of predictability. It's a safe bet that Coach B has some some aces up his sleeve that he's yet to play--ie some sort of kick may come out (an Adam V pass, an on-side kick, a fake punt, etc.).FOR NEW ENGLAND ON DEFENSE:1) Play well on special teams. New England has been mediocre on kick coverage this year and also has been terrible in having some good returns of their own brought back for stupid penalties. If this game turns into a field position battle, 20 yards here and there could be a huge difference.2) Control the line of scrimmage. This one is a bit of a "No, duh!" However, if they can shut down the run (mostly), force Plummer into long passing downs, and potentially force him into making poor decisions the seeds of self-destruction could very well be planted. To that end, force Plummer to beat you.3) Avoid the big play. Denver racked up most of their yardage (like 200 yards worth) on three bick plays in the game earlier this year. (I attibute that to all new players being thrown into the lineup at once due to injuries.) I suspect Denver will try to establish the run and take their shots over the top of the defense (at least to start). Denver may be better suited to take the passes in the flats and sidelines, which lately has been what N.E. has let teams have. The sooner Denver figures this out the better off they will be.4) Avoid anymore injuries. The Pats have had so many injuries on defense that a couple more will leave them wafer thin and their replacements can be exploited. A physical game clearly goes against the Patriots, although they need to play big without getting hurt.5) Bait the Broncos into thinking that they can have some of the same plays and turf in the passing game all day long and then take it away (like they did in the INT TD againt the Jags). Coach B is a master chess player, and while many have reflected on the Broncos being the team with a huge turnover advantage, I suspect that the Pats will be the ones that force more turnovers.Overall, I think the Pats are quite content to keep the score down, take time off of the clock, and let Denver try to do too much. We may very well see a low scoring game early on and a shootout in the second half (like Pats/Panthers in the Super Bowl). I really, really doubt that the Patriots will go full throttle and try to get a big lead and risk turning the ball over. This time around, I doubt eaither team will ever get up by more than 10 points and the team leading could swing from possession to possession.Bottom line for me is that Brady will outperform Plummer in the 4th quarter and the Pats sneak out with another close win on yet another contribution from Vinatieri near the end, although this time I think the Pats defense will have to hold on the Broncos last possession to close it out. IMO, whoever scores last will win.