The Denver Broncos laid yet another egg in the 2022 season, losing to the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.
It was thought that if the Broncos could slow down Derrick Henry, they would have a good chance to win. Not only did they slow him down, they pretty much stopped him. On the day, Henry gained just 53 yards on 19 carries, a measly 2.8 yards per carry.
But the Broncos were the Broncos and still found a way to lose. Why? Because they could only score 10 points on offense.
It was the same old song and dance for this team, an inept offense that the bye week not only didn’t fix, it didn’t even come close. The Broncos are just putrid offensively and there are many reasons for that.
Nathaniel Hackett’s offense still doesn’t work. But the team also lost Jerry Jeudy on the first offensive play from scrimmage. The offensive line is in shambles and could not hold back the pass rush of the Titans, who had six sacks on the day.
It’s extremely hard to watch at this point.
The Titans weren’t much better, but they made a couple of plays that made the difference. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who came into the day with just seven receptions on the season, caught five passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
The biggest play of the game came on a trick play, a flea flicker dialed up by the Titans.
That put Tennessee up 14-10 and they never looked back as the Broncos went the entire second half without scoring.
Russell Wilson finished the game 21-of-42 passing for 286 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Broncos rushed for just 65 yards in the game and allowed six sacks.
The Broncos will return home to face the Las Vegas Raiders next week in a game that will lack much of the big ramifications many thought it would when the schedule was initially released.