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Key to Broncos pulling an upset of the Packers is the red zone offense

Hopefully the late touchdown and 2-point conversion serves as a confidence boost for Flacco and the offense.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

After a punch to the gut, the Denver Broncos have two choices.

Take what happened to the Chicago Bears and use it as motivation to play how the Broncos know they’re capable, or they can let the two-game losing streak fester. It’s cliche, but that’s how the Broncos have to approach today’s game at the Green Bay Packers. Hopefully that’s how Denver has approached the week of practice that leads up to today’s game.

As I told Adam Malnati on the MHR Radio Podcast (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify), I think the late touchdown and two-point conversion against Chicago will build the confidence of Joe Flacco and the offense. For the first time in the short season, the Broncos offense finally had some success in the red zone. It’s been said over and over again, but when a team gets 27 first downs and only scores 14 points, it won’t win.

The way I described Denver’s offense in the red zone on my Broncos Blast segment is a drunk leaving the bar. Flacco and the Broncos have been able to move the ball the first two weeks, they just need to finish with touchdowns. The end of the Bears game is hopefully that confidence builder I mentioned earlier agains the Packers.

If Denver does finish drives with touchdowns today against the Packers, it has a great shot at winning the first game in Vic Fangio’s head-coaching career and of the season.

Broncos in Wisconsin

For those not on Twitter, I do a weekly thread for Denver’s non-divisional opponents. In the process of writing this week’s thread, the most fascinating tidbit was Denver didn’t play its first game at Lambeau Field until 1993.

The first two games the Broncos played against the Packers in Wisconsin were played at Milwaukee County Stadium — a 34-13 Green Bay win on Sept. 26, 1971, and a 17-17 tie on Sept. 20, 1987. The first game at Lambeau was a 30-27 loss on Oct. 10, 1993.

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