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Getting off to a quick start is going to be key for the Broncos to get back on track

The Broncos have a pretty cupcake schedule for their first 3 games. Can they capitalize on it to help them jump start a winning season?

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As Broncos Country wrings their hands with anticipation over which of the two lackluster options at QB the coaches will start heading into week one, let’s take a moment to talk about how important the first few games of the season are going to be.

First of all, week 1 and 2 are going to be on the road against teams that you should be able to beat in the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Our home opener is then against the hapless New York Jets.

Vic Fangio absolutely must win two of those three games (and I can easily argue he should win all three) in order to set up the team for a positive season with a shot at (dare I say) the playoffs.

This is a young team with tons of potential and there is no more perfect setup than the early schedule for the Broncos in order to get the kinks worked out of their offense and defense early in the season so that they can play winning football again at a consistent level.

Consistency is something that is going to be on both sides of the ball this season. We need great defense and at least an average offense in order to win games with this roster as it stands. I’m expecting with an old-school defensive-minded coach in Fangio, we are going to see our game plans being built upon playing sound football, getting a lead, and relying on the defense to keep creating successful opportunities for the team to win.

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