There were some positives.
There were some negatives.
Per the usual, I’m bound to forget someone, leave them off or put them in the wrong category, so please mention them in the comments.
The Broncos were prepared and Rosburg showed some fire on the sidelines. Yes, the bar is low here in Broncos Country, but kudos to Rosburg. And the decisions he made on the coaching staff were proven as the right decisions. I would not be disappointed to see him stick around in Denver to coach the special teams for the new head coach next season.
Why couldn’t we have seen this earlier in the season? The offense actually looked like a decent offense on Sunday with good playcalls. Kudos to Outten.
The Broncos special teams were actually, somewhat, “special.” Denver forced a fumble and blocked a field goal. Kudos to Mallory and Rosburg.
Speaking of the forced fumble, Singleton did just that. The Broncos linebacker also had eight tackles (five solo) to lead Denver’s defense.
First blocked kick in the NFL, you make the winners list.
Nothing spectacular, but, again, where was this all season? Wilson finished with 27 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns. He also was 26-for-38 passing for 222 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Where was Albert O all season? Catching a theme here? The Denver tight end had three catches for a team-high 45 yards and a touchdown.
A beautiful pick in the end zone on Patrick Mahomes.
Broncos offensive line
This unit is so, so, so bad. On top of the head coach, fixing the offensive line must be a top priority in the offseason.
Broncos pass rush
Denver’s defense had three quarterback hits and no sacks. All of the top rushers were out, but still.
Some brutal, brutal calls. The offensive pass interference on Courtland Sutton and the non-roughing-the-passer penalty on Chris Jones when he suplexed Wilson to the turf. You have to overcome the calls, but still, the officiating in this league is trash.
There were some positive signs from this team, but it still lost. And Denver still hasn’t beaten KC since September 2015. And Mahomes has still never lost to the Broncos. There are no more moral victories.