Denver Broncos fans went from, ecstatic about the season to, “when will it end," in just two weeks. From the start of the 2020 season the Denver Broncos have been plagued with injury after losing pro-bowl linebacker Von Miller for the season, and then pro-bowl wide-out Courtland Sutton was lost in week one in Denver’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.
In week two Denver fans found out that the hometown kid, Philip Lindsay would sit out the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with turf-toe. Then less than half way into Denver’s game on Sunday morning in Pittsburgh, quarterback Drew Lock left the game with a shoulder injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Denver’s only silver lining was that Courtland Sutton had returned in this game only to find out Monday morning that Sutton was lost to the season due to a torn ACL and MCL Drew Lock will be out for 3-5 weeks in games against the Bucs, the Jets, the Patriots and the Dolphins.
While the season isn’t quite a wash at this point, most of the enthusiasm that Broncos fans had just over two weeks ago has fizzled into a abhorrent groan. Despite all the injuries Denver has faced in just the first two weeks they still managed to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a run for their money on Sunday morning coming back to within 5 and marching down the field into the Steelers red-zone before a Jeff Driskel led offense fell short of the final comeback.
Driskel ended the game on 18 of 34 for 256 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The Broncos play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon at Mile High at 2.25 p.m.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets lost a heart- breaker on Sunday night against the L.A. Lakers in the bubble when L.A. Center Anthony Davis broke from a defending Mason Plumlee around a screen, catching a Lebron inbound pass and tossing up a three to sink the Nuggets in game-two of a best-of-seven. The Nuggets are now down 2-1 to the Lakers however, this isn’t anything new to this years Denver team who has been resilient when facing eliminating odds. Game three has not been played at the time of this writing.
The Colorado Rockies leaned on pitcher Antonio Senzatela to avoid a four-game sweep of the Dodgers. L.A. beat the Rockies 9-3 in game one, 15-6 in game two, and 6-1 in game three before finally beating the Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday evening at Coors Field. The Rockies were on the outside looking in to the post-season however, with the three losses to L.A. their hopes of making the playoffs have now become next to impossible.