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More of the same for the Denver Broncos in loss to the Vikings

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It’s remarkable how Denver finds new ways to lose.

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What can you say when it’s all been said before?

In case you’re just tuning in, the 2019 Denver Broncos are a bad football team. During Sunday’s debacle, Denver fooled everyone into thinking that they were turning a corner by shutting out the Minnesota Vikings in the first half, 20-0. Then, like a little bird realizing it was soaring too far from the nest, the Broncos took a nosedive headlong into maybe the most heartbreaking loss of the year. The Broncos found a way to lose to the Vikings by letting them score touchdowns on every possession during the second half. Every. Single. One. 27-23, Vikings.

Rather than rant and rave over missed opportunities and bad calls, of which there were many, let’s focus on the positive. There are only 6 games left in this abysmal tire-fire of a season. That’s your silver-lining. The season is within striking distance of coming to its merciful end and it can’t come soon enough.

The Broncos may yet win one or two more games, but I’ll save those moral victory wins for those that want to fight with the tank-for-draft-position’ fans. You all can scrap and wrestle all you want, but it’s a poor distraction for what an impressive disappointment this season has been. The sooner it’s over, the better off all of Broncos Country will be.

HORSE TRACKS

Broncos squander 20-point lead for latest low in troubled season - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Already with three losses in the final 22 seconds of a game, the Broncos let a 20-0 halftime lead slip away and came up short on the last play.

Vikings make rare 20-point comeback after half
The Vikings overcame a 20-point halftime deficit, a rare feat in NFL history.

Broncos' Vic Fangio struggling to connect with players and coaches in first season in Denver - CBSSports.com
Fangio has let his frustration be known to offensive assistants as Denver endures another losing season

Colts' Marlon Mack suffers broken hand and will miss huge Thursday game vs. Texans, per report - CBSSports.com
The Colts' running back depth will be challenged against the Texans

Bill O'Brien has 'no idea' what PI is after non-call - NFL.com
Well before Houston's blowout defeat to Baltimore on Sunday was in hand, Deshaun Watson and the Houston offense were looking to take a lead over their hosts. But a PI non-call derailed those hopes.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hits top 10 all time in pass yards
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed Warren Moon for 10th on the all-time passing yards list after his 311-yard performance in Sunday's 29-3 win over the Panthers.

Lions' Trey Flowers in concussion protocol, Frank Ragnow being evaluated
Lions defensive end Trey Flowers is in the concussion protocol after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and center Frank Ragnow is being evaluated for a concussion.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins -- We need 'someone new' deciding PI calls
After a seemingly clear instance of pass interference wasn't called after a replay review during Sunday's game in Baltimore, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins lobbied for "someone new in New York" to decide those calls.

How 17-game season would work in proposed CBA with vote expected after the 2019 season - CBSSports.com
From a change to bye weeks and a later Super Bowl date, here's what you need to know about the proposal

Lions' Matthew Stafford reportedly could miss remainder of the season with back injury - CBSSports.com
Lions' Matthew Stafford out vs. Cowboys, and reportedly could miss remainder of the season with back injury

Colin Kaepernick's agent explains why he's not optimistic about QB getting an NFL deal after solid workout - CBSSports.com
Will any NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick?

Greg Olsen: Panthers were a comedy of terrible football – ProFootballTalk
Sunday's game against the Falcons started with the Panthers giving up a field goal and throwing an interceptions, which turned out to be a pretty good prelude to what the rest of the day would bring.

Jamal Adams on pace to set NFL single-season record for sacks by DB – ProFootballTalk
Ever since Jamal Adams compared himself to Tom Brady and Aaron Donald, the Jets safety has played like it. Adams has been one of the best players in football over the past three games, with 16 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a touchdown and a pass breakup.

Saints get back on track with 34-17 win over Bucs – ProFootballTalk
The Saints saw their six-game winning streak end against the Falcons last Sunday, but there won't be a losing streak in New Orleans. The Saints moved out to a 20-0 lead in the first half and Marcus Williams returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown with just over five minutes to play to t...

Sam Darnold throws four touchdowns in 34-17 Jets win – ProFootballTalk
The Jets have played all four NFC East teams this season and the results of those games may have them wishing that they were playing in the other conference.

Raiders beat winless Bengals, improve to 6-4 – ProFootballTalk
The Raiders are still in the playoff race. And the Bengals are still in first place in the race for the first overall pick. Although Cincinnati made it closer than most were expecting today in Oakland, the Raiders ultimately earned a hard-fought 17-10 victory over the Bengals.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa to undergo right hip surgery - NFL.com
Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is set to undergo hip surgery in Houston on Monday, the school announced Sunday afternoon.

Jason Garrett took 'accountability' in meeting this week - NFL.com
The Cowboys bounced back from last week's prime-time defeat on Sunday but outlasting the Lions in Detroit. But not before Cowboys coach Jason Garrett put the loss to Minnesota, and his role in it, behind him.

Robert Woods inactive vs. Bears due to personal issue - NFL.com
The Rams will be without another wide receiver after ruling out Robert Woods, who is dealing with a personal issue.