After Sunday’s win over the Vikings, the Broncos found themselves tied for first in AFC West.
Oh, this season is getting really interesting.
How far can the Broncos go? I won’t hazard a guess because I wouldn’t want to limit them. I’m certainly not looking at the price of plane tickets to Indianapolis in February at this point. But I wouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens the rest of the season, however long it lasts.
After the win over the Vikings, defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil offered a key to future success when he spoke with 850KOA Radio about the Broncos’ being tied for first place.
“It’s hard to get to that spot and even harder to remain there,” Dumervil said. “We have to continue to work. I think we have four more games left. We have three at our hose so we have to take care of business.”
That kind of approach just might work wonders. There was certainly no dancing in the locker room after the Broncos dispatched of the Vikings.
“In the NFL, you can’t get too high; you can’t get too low,” Dumervil continued. “You have to stay consistent; you have to have a grinding mentality. We have to continue to work hard and get better.”
I like that the Broncos don’t think they have accomplished anything yet. I like that they are talking about continuing to work hard and improve. And I love the fact that they are playing as a team right now and seemingly everyone is contributing.
“We’re just going to keep battling. That’s what we do,” linebacker Jason Hunter told 850KOA on Sunday. “The offense is going to pick up the defense, the defense will pick up the offense and the special teams will pick up everybody. That seems to be our recipe. If you look at all our games, that’s what we’ve been doing. We’re going to continue to focus and guys will continue to work. We’ll look at this game and clean this game up and get ready for Chicago.”
He’s right. It has been a recipe that has produced some thrilling results lately. Next up on the menu?
No doubt the Broncos hope to make home cooking as tasty as it has been on the road. Denver has won five consecutive road games and now closes out the season with three of the last four games at home.
They have the chance to go as far as they want to go. I’m going to sit back and enjoy the ride to see where all of this leads.
How far can the Broncos go? Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.