This is why one shouldn’t panic. There is a lot of football left.
Please don’t get me wrong. One win against Kansas City does not make the Broncos a great team. It simply makes them 4-5.
But a win against the Chiefs certainly shows the Broncos can be a better team than the one that lost big to San Diego and Detroit.
The bottom line is that the Broncos regrouped, refocused and picked themselves off the carpet and went to Kansas City, made plays and won the game. Whenever one gets humiliated, it is easy to close up shop and pack it in. I give the Broncos credit for choosing to battle, choosing to overcome and executing well enough to win in a place where they hadn’t won since 2002.
I don’t care that the Chiefs don’t have a great offense. The Broncos made plays on defense.
I don’t care that Larry Johnson wasn’t playing. The Broncos gave up 67 net rushing yards.
I don’t care if Damon Huard is a journeyman quarterback and Brodie Croyle is a rookie. The Broncos allowed 11 points.
I think you get my point: The Broncos won and that’s the bottom line. We talked about this early in the season. In the NFL, the bottom line is the bottom line.
The most positive thing to come out of the win against the Chiefs is that the Broncos played much better.
The defense forced four turnovers, scored a touchdown and recorded four sacks. They made plays. They flew around. They took some chances. They forced the issue.
The offense showed a lot more life, too. The offensive line pushed some people around. Selvin Young ran with passion. Jay Cutler battled through a leg injury, moved the team and put points on the scoreboard.
No doubt the Broncos have a lot of work to do. They did a portion of that work on Sunday against the Chiefs. That was good to see.
What did you see that you liked? Feel free to leave share your thoughts.
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