Denver Broncos: Team continues to lose close games
The Denver Broncos lost yet another close game on Sunday, this time to the Houston Texans. Something has to give.
It has been a frustrating two seasons for the Denver Broncos, to say the least. In 2017, the team went 5-11, including an embarrassing eight-game losing streak.
In the team’s last seven games (in 2018), they have gone 1-6. Their lone victory in that stretch came against a terrible team when they dismantled the Arizona Cardinals 45-10.
Last week against Kansas City, the Broncos lost 30-23. The Chiefs are a team with a very, very good offense. Denver couldn’t stop Patrick Mahomes nor his receivers.
Four weeks before that, the Broncos played the Chiefs in Denver. The final score in that one ended up being 27-23, Chiefs on top. In that game, Mahomes threw just one touchdown on 45 attempts.
Running back Kareem Hunt had 121 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 rushing attempts.
The first game against Kansas City was the beginning of a three-game stretch in which the Broncos gave up an average of 248 rushing yards per game.
The Broncos have lost games by an average of 7.8 points. That includes a 34-16 beating by the New York Jets. Take that game out of the equation and the average becomes just 5.8 points.
There really isn’t one simple answer for how to fix this team. Changes need to be made across the board.
You can put blame one one player, but that just isn’t the solution. The Broncos need to find a way to limit their mistakes, as well as the timing of their mistakes.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Denver just continues to make mistakes in every game. It comes down to hurt them in the end more times than not.
It would be nice to have a stretch of games where they play nearly perfect because it seems like that’s what they need to do in order to actually win games against decent teams.