Denver Broncos stock report after ugly win vs. Texans

Denver Broncos, Tyrie Cleveland, Courtland Sutton - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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The Red Zone Offense

One of the biggest disappointments this far with the Denver Broncos has been the red zone offense. While it seems that the offensive play-calling, in general, has improved, with the Broncos actually being able to move the ball this season, the red zone offense looks very much the same. While it is nice to see the team march down the field instead of a multitude of 3 and out’s, it only leads to frustration when the team reaches the red zone and is unable to score, and must settle for a field goal, once again.

FYI: The team is 0-6 in the red zone so far this season. 

With the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders all potentially boasting high-power offenses, it is pivotal that the Broncos get the red zone woes figured out quickly. In a division as tough as the AFC West will likely be this season, it cannot be left up to the defense each time to keep the opponent under 20 points because the Broncos cannot seem to score more than that in a game. Here’s to hoping this issue gets put to rest going forward.

Russell Wilson?

Though we have not necessarily seen the desired product from Russell Wilson quite yet, I am not ready to say his stock is down just yet. Though posting a low QBR in Week 2 and throwing his first interception of the season, it feels likely he is still adjusting to his new team and his new city. It also has not helped that his supporting cast has been majorly shuffled with the loss of Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler being sat out for precaution.

Aside from connecting with Courtland Sutton, it seemed that Wilson and the receivers struggled to get on the same page. Again, hopefully this is another issue that has been worked out soon before the Broncos get into the meat of their schedule.