The Denver Broncos are two games under .500 and searching for answers after their worst defeat since Super Bowl 48. The Philadelphia Eagles had an answer for everything the Broncos threw at them on both offense and defense.
Chris Harris Jr. felt like they knew what they were going to do before they were going to do it and the pressure of that never let up.
“They knew everything we were going to do today,” Harris said “They had a good game plan. Carson Wentz is a great quarterback. They kind of stole the Chiefs offense. They just executed a lot better than us.”
Even early in the game, it felt like they were simply delaying the inevitable as Harris noted there ‘was not a moment’ when they felt they could get back in the game. The result - a 51-23 blowout loss and a team searching for answers.
The Broncos are a sloppy team that does more damage to itself than the opposing team inflicts on any given play. They had 14 penalties for over 100 yards on Sunday against the best team in the NFL. The Broncos were probably fortunate the score wasn’t worse.
“Man, penalties killed us,” Harris noted. “They killed us. I feel like we had tight coverage and then bam, a penalty. We have not killed ourselves with too many penalties but today, you cannot make that many mistakes against an offense as good as them.”
As a team, the feeling that the season has slipped away with half the season still play has to be demoralizing.
“It is just not good,” Harris said of the mood in the locker room. “You just have to look at yourself in the mirror. Just try to see what you can do to get better. Try to figure out how to make plays, but if you are not good and you are losing and teams are putting up 50 points against you, you just have to figure something out.”
Where do the Broncos go from here? The only way to go once you hit rock bottom. Up.