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Denver Broncos @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday, December 3, 2017
LAST WEEK’S RESULT
Prediction: Denver 30, Oakland 20
Actual: Denver 14, Oakland 21
And the beat (ings) goes on…
Another week, another loss and the only interesting parts of last Sunday’s latest debacle – this time against the Raiders – was found in an fight in the first quarter and an injury in the fourth – both terrible things in which to find interest.
Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree certainly do not like each other. They might also be idiots. While it seems Crabtree “started it” (welcome back to elementary school) with a sucker punch to Chris Harris to which Talib responded, losing one of the best players Denver has impacted the game. Greatly. Denver may have won it with Talib. His ejection made that much of a difference.
And power Paxton Jack Sparrow. This guy cannot catch a break. After leading a moribund Denver offense to NO POINTS for three quarters, Lynch watched injured from the sidelines as Trevor Siemian sparked the team to 14 points and gave fans like me (maybe I am the idiot) hope that Denver might win a game.
What a bad, bad year.
KEY MATCH UP
Bad vs. bad for the right to go… nowhere, except higher in the draft.
I have selected Denver vs. Denver as the key to many games in this losing streak (the likes of which Denver has not seen since before I was born, and I am not a young man). I will go with that again this week. I believe Denver can win this game.
That is harder to believe.
Okay, 13. It is your team. Again.
I firmly believe Siemian is playing for a spot on someone’s roster next year. He is a more-than-serviceable NFL backup. If he can put some good play on tape to counter the last few games he started for the Broncos, he will get a modest contract somewhere, perhaps here in Denver.
He will not be a starter, though. Anywhere.
His fire – a quality for which he is not known – will be the X Factor on Sunday.
Okay, I’ll take the Broncos. Again.
Will I ever learn?
The Dolphins (like almost all the teams on the rest of the Broncos’ schedule) are beatable.
Are the Broncos really going to lose out to end the year?
I doubt it. They will win at some point… why not Sunday at Miami?