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Sunday, November 19, 2017
LAST WEEK’S RESULT
Prediction: New England 24, Denver 26
Actual: New England 41, Denver 16
Words fail me just like the Broncos’ special teams fail them.
Words fail me just like the Broncos’ defense fails them.
Words fail me just like the Broncos’ coaching fails them.
Words fail me just like the Broncos’ offense fails them.
I think that is the order of failure as I saw it during last Sunday night’s latest debacle. It is hard for me to remember, in my over 40 years as a Bronco fan, a season quite like this one. I know that winning has spoiled me. I understand that.
I am just hoping, at this point, for the Broncos to be competitive in a game. Over the course of the last five, they have been in the lead for a total of four minutes of game time.
So, yes, I cannot remember a year quite like this one. And I hope to put it behind me very quickly after the next seven weeks wrap up.
Get healthy Paxton Lynch. We would like to know what Denver has in you.
KEY MATCH UP
One of the most veteran coaches in the league in Marvin Lewis goes up against one of the first year coaches in the league in Vance Joseph.
Who has the upper hand? Whose seat is hotter?
Neither has done a particularly good job and both teams seem to be spinning out of their respective coaches’ control. One (or both) of these guys is likely to be out of a job this off season.
From what I have seen this year, I, frankly, think it ought to be both.
Both teams are desperate to win. Both teams’ seasons have unraveled. Both will try to bring their best effort, however…
These are two of the most mistake prone teams in the AFC (if not in the entire NFL) go at it Sunday. Whichever can commit the least amount of bone-headed, egregious, stupid, lack-of-concentration mental errors and turnovers will, likely, win this game.
Denver’s season is over. The playoffs are far out of reach. What remains now is playing for pride and for position on teams – this one or another. Within that very unfamiliar territory, can the Broncos find a way this week against a team that looks an awful lot like them?
Let’s go with “yes.”
Why the hell not?