Yes, that loss to the Baltimore Ravens was disappointing, but much like previous colds or cases of the flu and (for most of us) collegiate exams, all that nonsense is in the past.
Every loss in the NFL should be tempered with perspective. First of all, if losses in the NFL aren't consistent, they're not a problem and should only be remembered for the lessons that can be gleaned therefrom in order to help a team play better.
With our 30-7 beatdown at the hands of the Ravens, I'm sure that already Josh McDaniels, Mike Nolan and the other coaches are done looking at the film and have expunged the loss from their minds, while remembering what can be done better.
I think it's a fair assessment that the Broncos know they are much better than those impostors wearing the orange and blue last week and with the outstanding orange jerseys being broken out, the real team will return.
That means Ben Roethlisberger should expect plenty of pressure, while the Steelers' defense will become well acquainted with Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal, Tony Scheffler and for good measure, Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Stokley in a really frustrating way for the black and gold.
Of course, while some have said Darren Sharper should be considered as league MVP, a better version of him resides in Denver named Brian Dawkins. With Dawkins' motivation serving as an impetus of success for the Broncos in the early portion of the season, his peerless leadership will be essential in leading the Broncos to victory.
While the MSM continues to hate and my "friends" being more willing to talk football with me after a Broncos loss, I'm sure there will be no one to talk to save fellow Broncos fans Tuesday morning as all the haters will have climbed under their shells again.
The way is set before us, the circumstances are propitious and Kyle Orton will overcome his slight ankle injury to lead the Broncos to a big win.
Keep the faith Bronco Country and of course, GO BRONCOS!!!