First question of the night immediately following the game on Monday night went like this; What is the state of your team (The Broncos) right now? Coach Vance Joseph’s response: “The state of the team, obviously it is three in a row that we have lost and you know all three losses looked the same. Tonight, we had five turnovers which is unacceptable. You can’t win games that way. To win, we have to stop that part because if it doesn’t we cannot win in this league.”
It’s difficult being a Denver Bronco, I get that, the fans here in Denver hold their team to a much higher standard than any other sports team in the Mile High, which is why Bronco fans are beyond frustrated and voicing their displeasure with not only players (specifically the quarterback position) but with coaches and John Elway too. On Monday night in front of a National Audience (once again) the Denver Broncos offense displayed a performance worthy of an SNL parody, because at times, it was comical. Combined, the Denver Broncos offense and Special Teams coughed up the ball 5 times and despite only losing by 10 points the game really didn’t seem that close.
Denver’s defense kept Kansas Cities high-powered offense out of the end zone all night holding the Chiefs to a whopping 5 field goals. The Broncos’ defense held Chiefs rookie sensation running back to 46 total yards on 22 attempts, but what was even more impressive is that Denver became the first team this season to pick off Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith who has been nothing short of perfect. While I may be critical of the Broncos I know they are one pep-talk (and quite possibly a new quarterback) shy of turning things around.
In a sport that Denver fans follow religiously, it’s safe to say wasting a phenomenal Denver Broncos defense is just blasphemy. After the Broncos faced what many hail as the best team in the AFC, they now face what many may say is the best team in the NFC in the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets ended the month of October 3 - 4 with their latest loss coming in New York when they faced the Knicks Monday night. The Nuggets return home for a 6 game stretch kicking off Wednesday night at Pepsi Center facing the Toronto Raptors (7 p.m.). The Nuggets will then host the Miami Heat on Friday ( 7 p.m.)and the Golden State Warriors Saturday night ( 7 p.m.). The Nuggets will then face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center (7 p.m.).