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Vance Joseph struggles on the road
Poor Vance Joseph certainly doesn’t deserve all the blame he gets for the Denver Broncos struggles the last two seasons. The quarterback position has been a turnstile until this season where it’s just been inconsistent at best, and defensively the team has been up and down despite possessing many of the same talented players who led to the team to the Super Bowl just three seasons ago.
Just like with everything else, it’s not all Joseph’s fault that Denver struggles on the road, but it is a realistic fact that needs to be recognized as Denver travels away to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals tomorrow.
In his one and a half seasons at the helm, Joseph is 3-10 on the road with two of those wins coming this year. Also, keep in mind with two of those wins that one came against one of the worst teams in the NFL this season (Arizona Cardinals) on a Thursday night game and the other came last year against one of the worst teams in the NFL last season (Indianapolis Colts) on Thursday night.
For context, historically Thursday night games are honestly a crap shoot. With limited time to rest, rejuvenate and install a game plan it can be difficult to turn teams around in that short week.
Looking at it that way, Vance has one win on the road against a quality opponent and that came three weekends ago when Denver beat the Los Angeles Chargers in a soccer stadium that typically has more Broncos fans than it does Chargers fans.