Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Capitalizing on turnovers
Although the first two areas I mentioned are fundamental and essential to correct, there is no more obvious improvement that needs to be made than capitalizing off of turnovers. For a team that leads the league in passing yards allowed and has a +5 turnover margin, it’s embarrassing to think that many of those turnovers were gone to waste.
Considering that the Broncos defense and special teams managed to snare 5 balls away from the Chiefs and only come away with a one score victory in unacceptable. Based on the turnover ratio and field position of those turnovers, the Broncos should have wrapped up that game by the third quarter.
Even though Kansas City has proven themselves to be a tough challenge, they are not at the level of a super bowl contending team. It’s great that we were able to get the victory, but that type of sloppy offensive play will doom the Broncos against top level teams if they find themselves in the same situation.
Getting points off of those crucial turnovers will be the difference between being a one-and-done playoff team and a team that could potentially win a world championship.