If Broncos coach Mike Shanahan were playing against his defense, he knows what he would do: run the ball, often. "Wouldn't you?" Shanahan said earlier this season. "If someone went in there with 35, 40 throws, I'd think they were insane." Opposing ballcarriers have indeed gone crazy against Denver, tearing off 15 runs of 20 or more yards, including touchdown runs of 79 yards by the Bengals' Ki-Jana Carter and 83 yards by the Raiders' Napoleon Kaufman. Although the Broncos have stiffened in recent weeks, they are still giving up a generous 5.0 yards per attempt. In the last decade no Super Bowl winner has allowed more than 4.0 yards per rush. After Sunday's 38-28 win over the Chargers, here's how the Broncos (with three games remaining) stacked up against the run compared with the last 10 NFL champions.
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