The Denver Broncos are in full free fall with no indications of salvaging the season. The blame starts at the top and trickles its way down onto the field. Fans are in full panic mode and frustrations continue to grow after the Denver Broncos lost their 5th straight game since their bye. The Broncos defense has been Denver’s only saving grace since Super Bowl 50, are now showing signs of deterioration.
At the start of the season the Broncos were expected to be formidable AFC contender with high expectations, and although Broncos fans hold their team to a high standard, many are coming to grips with the fact that the Broncos, are just not what they appeared to be.
On Sunday night the Denver Broncos hosted the New England Patriots in front of their third national audience, giving them an opportunity to save face from their last two appearances in front of a national audiences when they were beat by the New York Giants at home 23 - 10 and when they were beat in Kansas City 29 - 19. The Broncos begin the game with phenomenal defensive play holding the Patriots to a quick three and out; however, on the ensuing return Denver’s wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie muffed the punt and turned over the ball near the 20 yard line giving the Patriots great field position and the lead shortly after. Denver’s special teams would make yet another critical error when punter Brandon McManus’ kick was blocked giving the Patriots great field position yet again and a 14 point lead.
Over the course of the Denver Broncos five straight losses the Broncos have been outscored 165 - 68 averaging only 13 points a game. So what’s happening to the once dominant team everyone feared facing? Well, a series of seemingly small things that have snowballed into what we are seeing today. The Denver Broncos are set to host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon in Denver next week in hopes of salvaging what remains of the 2017/18 season.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets have started off the month of November well winning five of seven. The Nuggets lost against the the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night in Portland but return home this Friday to host the New Orleans Pelicans at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets then go on a three game road trip which starts in L.A. Sunday nigh to face the Lakers, before heading out to Sacramento and Houston to face the Kings and Rockets next week.