When will the Denver Broncos lose their first game this season? We want your opinion and we will bring our own. Denver's list of injuries was strong like neodymium magnets. Demaryius Thomas, Aqib Talib were given veteran days off , but what about Bradley Roby, Branden Langley, Jeff Heuerman and Garett Bolles. We will have the latest for you Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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When will the Denver Broncos lose their first game this season? We want your opinion and we will bring our own.
Denver's list of injuries was strong like neodymium magnets. Jamaal Charles, Aqib Talib were given veteran days off , but what about Bradley Roby, Branden Langley, Jeff Heuerman and Garett Bolles. We will have the latest for you
Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.
(the Denver Broncos are still the best team in the NFL)
How good is Denver?
If you've taken a look at any ranking whether they be team rankings or individual rankings, chances are you see your Denver Broncos peppered all over the top of those lists.
Only one defense has been passed on more than Denver's defense (the Atlanta Falcons) and the Broncos have allowed the 16th fewest yards on those passes.
Facing second-season sensations, running backs Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliot in back-to-back weeks, the Broncos run-defense has allowed only 2.9 yards-per-carry (104 total rushing yards).
As a defense Denver has given up 517 yards in two weeks (the fourth least of any team). The Broncos Week 3 opponents, the Buffalo Bills have allowed only 469 yards in total (354 passing and 115 rushing yards) while facing offenses helmed by Josh McCown and a floundering Cam Newton.
Which brings us to:
When will Denver Lose?
Never. It isn't about the final score, but the journey and friendships that we build along the way. Just kidding, they're probably going to lose at some point this season, but it won't be for awhile.
Week 3 - at Buffalo Bills
The Bills have a stout defense, but are currently enjoying the third least difficult strength of schedule. Sure, offenses haven't been able to do much against them, but they haven't actually faced an offense yet.
The last time that the Broncos employed the number one run-defense and faced LeSean McCoy (2013 Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos), McCoy had 73 yards on 16 carries and a 4.6 average yards-per-carry. Entering that game McCoy led the NFL in rushing yardage.
You know who coached Tyrod Taylor as an offensive coordinator before being hired by the Broncos? That is none other than Denver's Senior Personnel Advisor Gary Kubiak.
Kubiak may have some senior personnel advice to the Broncos coaches this week.
The only likely spot where the Broncos are penetrable is via Bills tight end Charles Clay.
Yes, we are aware that the Bills employ former Broncos' offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is Buffalo's current offensive coordinator. It won't matter, the Bills mustered three points in Week 2 facing the Carolina Panthers.
Week 4 - vs. Oakland Raiders
Oakland will bring knives to the gunfight setting up in Denver. The Raiders are currently the best offense in the NFL and although Denver's trending historical in several categories, their defense is not the best ranked overall, because they have yet to face the best offense in the NFL.
On defense it is nothing new, Aqib Talib will match with Amari Cooper, some version of Bradley Roby and Chris Harris Jr. will cover Michael Crabtree (currently fifth in the NFL in yardage, first in touchdown receptions, second in the NFL in 20+ yard receptions and tied for first in 40+ yard receptions).
The issue for the Raiders will be Denver's offense. The Broncos have scored more touchdowns on offense than any other team in the NFL through two weeks of play and C.J. Anderson is second in the NFL in rushing yards.
Week 5 - BYE
For the second season in a row, the Broncos should be 4-0 going into Week 5.
For Week 6 and beyond we will continue to keep you up-to-date on any key matchups forming (like Michael Crabtree's emergence in Oakland).