Credit Denver Broncos Defense, Stop Looking For Blame


The Denver Broncos pulled off the miracle win on Thursday night football against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a whirlwind game that saw Peyton Manning struggle through offensive line issues, a poor running game, and the generally slow start to the season for a unit that has been lights out since his arrival in Denver. It was another week of the defense leading the way, but to hear the national media talk about it, the only reason the Broncos won was Andy Reid or Jamaal Charles.

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Just stop it. Can we move past the fact that Andy Reid decided to run the ball when he could have taken a knee? John Fox is hated in Denver for doing that exact thing during the 2012 playoffs against Baltimore. And maybe we can move past the fact that Jamaal Charles is a little loose with the way he carried the ball? It was a mistake, but he doesn’t fumble without help.

Ask Brandon Marshall why Charles fumbled. I definitely didn’t see him set the ball down on the turf and back away. It looks a lot more like Charles is fighting for every yard (kicking and screaming, if you will), and Marshal comes in and does his job. He goes for the strip and gets it. How about we look at that?

It is time for the national media to recognize that the Denver Broncos defense is the real thing.

It was a nearly impossible way to end the game, but if I was a Chiefs fan (and thank the football gods I’m not) I would have hated it if Reid had decided to take a knee with 36 seconds and a timeout only needing a field goal. Win the game! I’ve been shouting that since the loss to Baltimore in the playoffs.

It is time for the national media to recognize that the Denver Broncos defense is the real thing. Stop making excuses for a team that was simply out-executed. Marshall has been playing great! Right now he leads the league in tackles. Stop trying to place blame somewhere in Kansas City and start giving credit to a guy who made a solid play. To quote Marshall, and Manning – Great ******* Win!

Nov 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 29-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports