It doesn’t take an NFL insider to prove to you that the Denver Broncos are literally a quarterback away from postseason play. The Broncos have struggled over the past twenty years finding a franchise quarterback and although Peyton Manning was Denver’s lead man under center for several of those years during which time the Broncos collected another Lombardi Trophy, the Broncos have seen a great deal of leading men under center.
This year the Broncos had a quarterback competition that included a seasoned vet in Teddy Bridgewater and a third year player that has a great deal of potential in Drew Lock. While many fans weren’t excited over the decision to start Bridgewater over Lock, it gives Lock an opportunity to hone his skill and eliminate the turnovers that plagued him last season.
Bridgewater has been given an opportunity to turn a career of mediocrity into a push to prove all the experts wrong, who are pegging the Broncos in last place in the division wrong. In a number of first week power rankings the Broncos have been listed as high as 17 and as low as 26. Wherever you might think the Broncos belong, know that they are one player away from being a threat, to not only divisional opponents the Kansas City Chiefs but also the rest of the AFC.
This weekend the Teddy Bridgewater-led Denver Broncos are in the Big Apple to face the New York Giants. The Giants have been ranked among the same spots as the Broncos but Denver’s depth is far more superior to that of New York. The Giants made headlines last month after a team brawl broke out that drew the ire of second-year head coach Joe Judge who offered “High School-like discipline,” as a result.
The Giants open as a 2.5-point underdog at home but that may change up until right before kickoff.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies lost their series with the Texan Ranges last week but split their series with the Atlanta Braves over the weekend winning two and losing two. This week Colorado kicked off a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants losing game one 10-5 (game two had not been played by the time of this writing). The Rockies with wrap up game-three on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. at Coors Field.
After their series with the Giants, the Rockies will have 22 games left on the schedule and their chances of climbing over .500 is getting slimmer and slimmer.
The Denver Nuggets are less than a month away from kicking off their preseason against the L.A. Clippers in L.A. on October 4th. From their the Nuggets will have three preseason games against the Golden State Warriors (October 6 at 8 p.m.), the Minnesota Timberwolves (October 8 at 7 p.m.), and the Oklahoma City Thunder (October 13 at 6 p.m.).
The Colorado Rapids beat the San Jose Quakes on Saturday at PayPal Park in San Jose over the weekend inching them closer to the top spot in the Western Conference just behind the Seattle Sounders who hold a single point lead over the Rapids. Colorado’s next match takes place in L.A. when they face the Galaxy on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MST.