I’m getting real tired of the Broncos not having to play real competition. Do I think the Broncos are an incredible football team? No. I do think they are fine, but they aren’t as good as their record suggests. This is because the Broncos haven’t faced any real competition. The combined records of the teams they faced? 0-9. Ridiculous.
However, you have to play the schedule you are given and take care of the games in front of you, and that is what the Broncos are doing right now. You should not beat bad teams on a last second field goal. Rather, you should do exactly what the Broncos did: a complete beat down. They kicked the butts of the Jets 26-0 and for that, props. I will wait to pass judgment on the entire team until they play real competition.
What was most impressive was the play of Denver’s defense. They are playing incredibly well and this just demonstrates it:
On the injury front, the Broncos are really starting to feel it. With Bradley Chubb set to miss a significant amount of time following ankle surgery, and Jerry Jeudy already landed on IR, the Broncos cannot afford more injuries. Well, no such luck. Wide receiver KJ Hamler tore his ACL in the win against the Jets and will be out for the season. A wide receiver room that seemed crowded at the beginning of the season is suddenly looking a little empty.
Next week the Broncos face their first real test of the season when they face the Baltimore Ravens. Up to now, the Broncos have essentially faced mediocre college teams in the Giants, Jaguars, and Jets. The Ravens are a different breed. Lamar Jackson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, so I anticipate there may be some struggles in Denver. I see Denver’s unbeaten season coming to an end on Sunday.