The Denver Broncos lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but there were plenty of positives to take away from the game.
Although losing stinks, the Denver Broncos are in a rebuild, so losses need to be taken with a grain of salt and it’s important to look at things we can build on for the future.
Although some losses in recent years have been incredibly disheartening, the Broncos have been more than competitive in their last two games and seem like they are on the cusp of actually, dare I say, winning some of these close games.
A 20-point lead was not good enough to beat the Minnesota Vikings and there are a variety of reasons why the Broncos lost this game, but there was a lot in this game to be excited about as well.
Over the past two games, the Broncos’ offense has scored 47 total points. It would have been at least 50 if Brandon McManus had not missed a 43-yard field goal against Minnesota, but the stark contrast to that is the three previous games the Broncos played with Joe Flacco as their quarterback resulting in just 35 total points.
The staggering difference the last two games is even more mind-blowing when you consider the fact that Brandon Allen, the Broncos’ current bandage at the quarterback position, completing 43.6 percent of his passes against the Vikings and having the offense in position for a game-winning score as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
So what are the positives to take away from this game? I think there are more than three, but let’s look at the top three and what they could mean going forward.