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Few expected this kind of season from the Broncos

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Few Denver Broncos fans expected the kind of season they are having, but some from the outside were warning of the coming doom.

Denver Broncos v. Oakland Raiders Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images

As fans, we’re all usually optimistic about a season before it starts. We’ve convinced ourselves the front office made all the right moves and the draft class is legit. If outside noise isn’t what we want to hear, we either ignore it or dispute it.

I did that myself when Football Outsiders did its annual preseason projections for the league. In this post, I went back to 2013 and found that FO had projected the Denver Broncos record correctly every year within one win total. Well this year, they projected 6 wins and the second worst team in the AFC behind the Cleveland Browns.

Here we are with five games to go and the Broncos have three wins and are the second worst team in the AFC behind the Browns.

In February of 2016, the Broncos and their fans were celebrating an amazing Super Bowl championship run. And by November of 2017, the franchise has completely unraveled facing on of their worst regular season records of the century.

I expected mediocrity - maybe. I did not expect this.

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