Denver Broncos stock report after win in Drew Lock’s debut
Second Half Execution
Second half execution continues to plague the Denver Broncos and nearly cost them another victory on Sunday against the Chargers.
While the Broncos looked sharp in the first half, they came out in the second half looking uninspired and playing not to lose, which is what would end up costing them greatly against the Minnesota Vikings two weeks ago.
The Broncos struggled in the third and fourth quarters, on both sides of the ball. In many of the Broncos’ losses on the season, the defense has given up large chunks of yardage in the second half, allowing opponents to score and close up any significant lead the Broncos may have had.
However, much of that problem seems to be the Broncos’ offense, who cannot seem to give the defense much of a break, resulting in a gassed and tired defensive unit. Although the Denver Broncos came out victorious in the end, costly mistakes have put kept them from a much better record and a possible role in the playoff picture, almost all of them occurring in the second half.
The offense, defense, coaching, time and clock management have all been less than desirable in the second half, and today was no exception.
To put it lightly, the Broncos must play better in all phases of the second half and find a way to put four quarters of football together, or these struggles may carry into 2020.