Denver has not looked good in the first half of a must win game. George Kittle has been a big factor in the Denver Broncos deficit.
The Denver Broncos have an outside chance of keeping pace with the Baltimore Ravens for the final playoff spot. Baltimore lost in overtime to the Broncos divisional rival Kansas City Chiefs. Despite losing to the Ravens early in the season, they will be one game away from a playoff birth.
However, they are not playing like they want to go to the playoffs. Denver is getting thrashed by a team who has lost ten games this season and is out of the playoffs. All the San Francisco 49ers are playing for is pride at this point.
George Kittle has destroyed the Denver Broncos mostly by himself. He has recorded 210 yards receiving yards. 85 of those yards came on one play as Denver just broke down on defense and decided not to cover him.
Penalties have not helped either. But I will not get into that. This first half is downright embarrassing. Denver has recorded less than 70 yards on offense while San Francisco has over 300 yards.
Man does this team miss Chris Harris Jr. But then again, this team has cannot cover a tight end. Despite the Broncos signing Su’a Cravens, it has not helped at all.
Denver’s offense has been rough as well. It is almost like they have not shown up as well. Phillip Lindsay has been shut down, only recording three rushing yards.
Von Miller and Bradley Chubb have done their best to keep it close as they each have recorded a sack, at key moments at that.
If Denver is going to win this game, they need to get their act together and have someone play man on George Kittle. The absence of Emmanuel Sanders and Chris Harris Jr. is noticeable.
The Denver Broncos will get the football to start the second half. They need to get it going if they are going to have any shot at getting to the postseason.