With each passing week that the Denver Broncos go without a win, fans are not sure what to make of a team that has lost its competitive edge. What started out as a dumpster fire is now a full on 7-alarm fire blazing out of control, yet without the typical urgency to put it out. Why? Because for the first time, the Denver Broncos are playing for draft order rather than the epithet they represent.
Denver fans expect a run at the playoffs regardless of the end results, so this season, these last few weeks have been quite the head scratcher for some. On Sunday the Denver Broncos lost their seventh straight to the Oakland Raiders and split the division series after beating Oakland in Denver back in October. The Raiders who have been facing struggles of their own needed the win over Denver in order to stay on pace with the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs and tied with the L.A. Chargers.
The Denver Broncos are looking for their 4th win this Sunday when they head to the Miami to face the Dolphins. Denver is desperate to snap the 7-game losing streak, a losing streak that hadn’t happened in nearly 50 years with the organization. While fans would love to see the Broncos end the season with some consecutive wins. The attitude they’ve witnessed has been less of a team that wants to win and more of a team who’s accepted the fate of their season.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets have lost three straight to Portland, L.A. and Houston and have a few days off after facing the Utah Jazz. The Nuggets face the L.A. Lakers again this Saturday night and then head to New Orleans to face the Pelicans next Wednesday. The Nuggets are in sixth place in the Western Conference behind the first place Houston Rockets, second place Golden State Warriors,, third place San Antonio Spurs, fourth place Portland Trailblazers, and the fifth place Minnesota Timberwolves. Over the next week the Nuggets will face the #7 New Orleans Pelicans and the #8 Utah Jazz which can either thrust the Nuggets into the top five spot or drop them into a double-digit standing.