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Critical losses in back-to-back weeks
Photo courtesy: Denver Broncos/ Gabriel Christus

By Brandon Rivera

A collective sigh of disappointment fell over the Mile High City over the weekend when the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos lost critical games.

The Denver Broncos who are about a quarter of the way through their season started off hot, playing with purpose and determination. However all the determination and purpose fizzled out at the end of game three against Kansas City and trickled into Sunday’s game in New York.

The Denver Broncos appeared poised and hungry for a win on the opening drive by the New York Jets when Denver’s defense created their first turnover since game two giving Denver’s offense their best opportunity to score on Sunday morning. After that score and drive the Broncos didn’t do much of anything to show fans they were the better than the 1-3 New York Jets. If seasons and teams success are predestined, than the Denver Bronco’s loss speaks volumes to the outcome of the 2018/2019 season.

“We usually are a pretty stout defense. Today, we weren’t. (We) got gashed over the top two or three times today. Yeah, It was a rough one. We’ve got to play better. I’ve got to play better. I have to do more. Right now, I’m not doing enough fur us to win, just to keep it 100. I’ve got to be better and I’ve got to bring some guys with me.” Von Miller said when asked, what went wrong for Denver’s defense.

Plenty of responsibility can go around on both offense and defense and accountability is a great attribute, if you’re doing something to correct the problem. So how does Denver correct its laundry list of problems? It may need to start with coaching.

While the Broncos’ loss was a tough pill to swallow, it wasn’t nearly as hard to swallow as the jagged Rocky pill Colorado fans washed down with bitter brew. Colorado played fantastic in September, showing the league and the division that you don’t need to throw in the kitchen sink to win. You just need heart. Unfortunately, heart doesn’t always win you games.

After losing two straight to the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee last week the Rockies brought the series home on Sunday to host the Brewers and many were hoping was the start of yet another magical Roctober run. The Rockies lost the series three games to none and were outscored 13-2, a clear indication that the Brewers were the hungrier club.





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