A month ago, the Denver Broncos and Broncos Country were soaring. That 3-0 start led to a confidence rating of 93% in our SB Nation Reacts surveys. Three weeks later after a brutal loss to the hated Las Vegas Raiders, that confidence fell to a rock bottom 3%. They would lose again, but even that bumped things up to 8%. It appears a loss to the Raiders sets a different kind of mood with fans, which I can appreciate.
That left the question we asked ourselves and debated with other Broncos fans: Should Denver just fire Vic Fangio?
I personally voted against this option. Midseason firings statistically lead to roughly the same winning percentage as the pre-firing, so I’ll pass on Pat Shurmur being elevated interim head coach by his former boss with the Minnesota Vikings. 63% of other fans disagreed. Denver should just ride this season out and decide which way they want to head in 2022.
The good news with all of this bad news is that Denver has a relatively soft opponent at home this week in the Washington Football Team. If they are going to make a stand and turn things around, this is the game they have to have.
Fans from across the nation pick the winners each week and the majority went with Denver despite all of the woes from the four-game skid. This gives me a bit of hope!
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