The Broncos had made marked improvement n their red-zone efficiency, but it stalled in Week 10. Can they get back on track?
In one split-second moment at the end of the third quarter Sunday afternoon, Teddy Bridgewater frittered away all of the goodwill and positive energy he had accumulated in helping put the Broncos back in the hunt again.
Pat Shurmur might not call plays against the Eagles. Vic Fangio won't say who will. Whoever gets the call will be tasked with finding the same success the Broncos had last Sunday in Dallas.
“It’s showing true concern and care for not only us as players, but us as human beings," Teddy Bridgewater said.
Pretend to draw an arrow and fire it from an imaginary bow — get fined five figures. Make the same gesture without releasing the arrow — no fine.
Angered by the Cowboys' tactical arrogance, the Broncos got mad as hell, and they weren't gonna take it anymore.
Points per game reveals a decline. Points per possession shows something different -- and is part of a broader league trend.
“There’s a gleam,” Marty Schottenheimer told his Browns in 1986. Is there a gleam for the Broncos? Possibly -- because factors beyond Colorado have gathered to keep them in the race:
The Broncos tried for five-and-a-half seasons to build a defense like the one that won Super Bowl 50 and pair it with just enough quarterbacking. That era ended Monday.
The Broncos have been the league's worst first-possession team as a whole the last two seasons in terms of scoring and allowing touchdowns. But Washington has been nearly as bad.
“The sense of urgency has to be at an all-time high,” Miller said. “We can’t go out here and lose. However you want to shade it, and however you want to lace it up so the pressure doesn’t seem real or whatever it may be. The pressure is real, and this is reality.”
"He’s still running the operation very well, making good decisions — for the most part," Broncos coach Vic Fangio said as he reaffirmed his commitment to Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday.
The Broncos were D’Ominated, leaving them D’Flated and D’Pressed as they slinked back to D’Enver with their fourth consecutive defeat, 17-14.