The Denver Broncos special teams unit had one of the worst games in team history against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The outcome became a predictable 41-16 blowout loss.
Vance Joseph has found himself another scapegoat in Brock Olivo, but the whole country witnessed how poorly coached this football team is. Where does John Elway go from here?
Broncos are not a well coached team. Elway ha proven to be less than patient and not one to blame himself. Make of that what you will— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 13, 2017
The Broncos defense came out hot to force a three and out, but a prompt fumble on the punt return from Isaiah McKenzie gave all the momentum to the Patriots early on. That followed by a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown all but sealed the Broncos fate early on, despite the Broncos outgaining the Patriots 122-29 in offense late through the first quarter.
Patriots 14, Broncos 6.
The special teams wasn’t done screwing the Broncos over in this game. Riley Dixon would see his punt blocked early in the quarter to setup another scoring opportunity for the Patriots. With the Broncos down 20-6, 17 of those points could be blamed on very poor and idiotic special teams mistakes.
EXCLUSIVE: Screenshot of the #Broncos Special Teams playsheet this half: pic.twitter.com/PGvlKaCOJl— Ryan Greene (@RGMileHigh) November 13, 2017
From there, the Broncos defense was no longer able to hold the line. They would give up a game-clinching touchdown to end the first half and the Broncos season.
Patriots 27, Broncos 9.
Brock Osweiler and the Broncos offense came out firing on all cylinders to start the second half, marching down the field and capping a seven-minute drive with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.
Fans didn’t have to wait long to find out if Denver had some fight left in it as the defense came out and let Tom Brady score in seven short plays for the dagger of a touchdown.
Patriots 34, Broncos 16.
The team basically quit after that as another special teams penalty extended a Patriots drive that culminated in another touchdown as the route became a blowout. The Broncos are a team in chaos and disarray.
Face it, Broncos Country, the season is completely lost. Embrace the tank.
Patriots 41, Broncos 16.
Should the Broncos fire some coaches this week?
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