This is an interesting matchup for a lot of reasons.
This game will be a measuring stick for how the Broncos might do in the playoffs. I think the Jets and the Bears had top defenses in the league - the Patriots will have a top offense and the Belichek mystique. A win here and the Broncos have a chance at moving up in the playoff seedings - as the Broncos will be favored in their final two games.
The Broncos ought to be able to run on these guys (though I don't think McGahee was at top form against the Bears) - if they can - they can control the clock. From what I can tell the Bronco defense plays much better on the shy side of 30 minutes - than they do when they have to get out to the field all the time. If McGahee can't carry the ball like he should - I wish the Broncos would just give Lance Ball and Jeramiah Johnson the ball more often. Ball has a pretty good burst.
Stopping Gronk will be the toughest thing to accomplish. I had a plan to swap him for his twin brother who was here, but you all laughed at me.