Sitting currently at 0-2, league history since 1990 says that Denver has a 12.6% chance to make it to the playoffs. If Denver drops their next game in Green Bay, the odds move down to 2.8%. Of the 173 teams who have started a season 0-3 since 1980, only five have made the playoffs. The last team do it was the 1998 Bills.
So this upcoming game is rather important. Despite the two losses, however, Brandon Kritsztal of KOA News Radio is hopeful for the future of the team and believes they are trending up. He joined Benjamin Allbright and Ryan Edwards on air tonight and shared how he thinks that Denver could go on the road and make a statement in Green Bay on Sunday, and with a limping Jacksonville team next on the schedule, the team could fight their way back to 2-2 to finish out the first quarter of the season.
He caveated that it is a big “if” but Benjamin Allbright also expressed some optimism pointing out that Denver is essentially three plays away from being 2-0 instead of 0-2. One could make the argument that it’s even just two plays away, if the 4th and 15 debacle hadn’t happened against the Bears, and DaeSean Hamilton hadn’t dropped a touchdown.
Overlooked stat from Sunday's game: Denver allowed a 71% 3rd down conversion rate in Week 1, and completely flipped it and allowed 27% in Week 2.— Jeffrey Essary (@JeffreyEssary) September 17, 2019
I get that the Bears offense is bad, and the 4th and 15 stings, but aside from two plays, this defense played really well, Sunday.
I’m personally encouraged by the growth we saw in the defense, especially on Sunday, compared with their Monday debut. I broke down some of the adjustments the team made during the game on Monday, and some of that carried over into Sunday’s game as well. Denver greatly improved on 3rd down, and aside from two busted runs, held the running game to 3.4 YPC.
Yes. And something else to keep in mind...The @broncos offense had 27 1st downs vs., arguably, the best D in the league. Look, I get it. An 0-2 start stinks. But we're not talkin about the @dolphins here. This team is competitive. Now have to eliminate stupid mistakes. #broncos https://t.co/SOoDhl522C— Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) September 18, 2019
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