Denver Broncos: 3 positives to take from Week 13 loss to Chiefs

Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Dec 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) catches a touchdown pass while defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland (21) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Broncos showed some fight

Easily the biggest positive that you can take from this game is that the Broncos came out and played inspired football. Yes, you can argue that they got up for this game and made it their “Super Bowl”, but it was nice to see some fight after last week’s embarrassing loss.

I stated earlier in the week that the team needed to show some heart in this game and the Broncos rallied together to do that. It seemed evident that they wanted to get the bad taste of last week’s 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints out of their mouths.

With this game being on a national television setting, the Broncos made sure to give 100 percent.

That’s a good thing to see and you can credit the players and the coaching staff for wanting to show some pride and wanting to bounce back in what has been a difficult season.

Of course the team knows that it hasn’t beaten the Chiefs since the 2015 season. The Broncos have to be sick and tired of hearing about that just like they  probably got very tired of hearing about how they threw more interceptions than completed passes last week.

The Broncos faced quite a bit of adversity after that loss and it would have been really easy to roll over against Kansas City on the road and take another one on the chin, but they stepped up, showed great team togetherness and put forth one of their most complete efforts of the season.

This is something the team can easily draw on going into the future as it can look back on these last couple of weeks and see the difference in effort and preparedness from one week to the next.

In fact, if one were to argue for Fangio to be retained as the team’s head coach, this game would be the first thing someone in that camp should point to.