Denver Broncos: Stock Report After Letdown vs Chiefs
It is fair to say that it was a rough day for the special teams unit of the Denver Broncos.
The outing started out bad when Brandon McManus failed to convert a PAT in the first quarter, taking away what would have been a tying score and leaving the Chiefs in control with a score of 7-6.
Of course, in the grand scheme of things, this wouldn’t really matter, because the Chiefs never needed to look in the rearview mirror from that point on. However, the most frustrating performance for the special teams unit on the day was a 102-yard punt return touchdown by Byron Pringle in the first half.
The score seemed to suck the life out of the stadium and take the wind out of the Broncos’ already quickly deflating sails. While one score may seem insignificant, considering the Chiefs scored 43 points, special teams are a huge aspect of the game, and once again, the Broncos’ special teams unit is not playing up to par.
Going forward, not only do the Denver Broncos need to limit creating scoring opportunities for other teams, but to establish scoring opportunities for themselves, and setting the offense up in a good position to score.