Denver Broncos: Good, Bad, WTF against the Philadelphia Eagles
The Denver Broncos are reeling. Their fans are facing troubles. What is happening to their beloved Broncos? This is the first time since John Elway has become GM that the Broncos have lost four in a row. On Sunday, they hit rock bottom with a 51-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. What has come from that loss? Here is the Good, the Bad, and the WTF from the “Fallout in Philly.”
- Brock Osweiler
Osweiler did not have a spectacular game. However, he was more competent than his predecessor, Trevor Siemian. The pressure that faced Osweiler on Sunday was immense. Siemian would have folded like a cheap sheet. Osweiler stood in the face of that pressure. Even though he threw 2 INTs, he was the better option on the day. This game could have been a lot worse had Vance Joseph went the other route.
- Demaryius Thomas
Thomas was Osweiler’s best option on the day. His hands traveled with him to Philadelphia. I say that because there are days in which Thomas leaves his hands at home. In fact, Thomas led all Denver Broncos WRs with 8 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD. It would be the only TD that the offense would score on the day.
- The Run Game
The Denver Broncos running game was non-existent once again. Now let us not forget that they were also going up against the best run defense in the league. Nonetheless, the Broncos did not seem to run the ball at all. Even when you are only getting one or two yards per pop, you have to keep the defense honest by running the football.
I have seen the heart of the Denver Broncos leave in the past few weeks. Especially on offense. Things may not always go the way you think they are going to go. Additionally, if you just go out and go through the motions, things like Sunday are going to happen. The Broncos need to find that passion again.
The Denver Broncos, heading into Sunday, were the best overall defense in the league. Furthermore, they were number two against the run. Also, they were number one against the pass. So how does a team put up 51 points on the best defense? In all honesty, the Broncos were completely overmatched. The Philadelphia Eagles are the best team in football and they flexed that muscle. Even against the best defense in the league.
Can the Denver Broncos recover what looks like a season on the dive? It could be tough unless they get that passion back.
Next up for the Denver Broncos is a home game on SNF against the New England Patriots. Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm MST on Sunday, November, 12.
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