DENVER — Evaluated through the microscope of a single game, the Broncos are close. Close enough to smell, feel, and touch a victory over a team that roared through the NFC North last year. They were one second away. One questionable roughing-the-passer call against Bradley Chubb away — although it must be said, the Broncos were the beneficiaries of…

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Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL for 22 seasons and the Broncos for 17. Over the years, he has contributed Broncos content to CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The New York Times and the Broncos' official website. He also worked three seasons with and two years with the Carolina Panthers' official site. He is the author of "Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline" and he lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.