Vince Wilfork equals two players in one

Vince Wilfork, as noted by Tedy Bruschi, was a wrecking ball inside against the run. On the Broncos’ second play of the game, a 3-yard run by Ronnie Hillman, he plowed left guard Orlando Franklin into the backfield and flat onto his backside. That was what the Patriots missed in last season’s AFC championship game. Wilfork, again plowing into the line, knocked center Manny Ramirez back and disrupted Hillman on his 2-yard run to open the Broncos’ second drive (10:19). With the Patriots only having six in the box for all but two snaps in the game, it required defensive linemen like Wilfork to do a bit more against the run. Wilfork essentially was like having two players in one on the Broncos’ two initial drives.

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