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...and just like that, hopes for the playoffs vanished. We here at Mile High Report know that you’re busy and are going to condense today’s holiday rundown into a series of bullet points.

  • Denver did not capitalize on the one turnover they got. They elected to play it safe instead of jumping on the Patriots early.
  • Denver did not protect the ball. Turnovers and sloppy play doomed Denver in the second half.
  • Sean Payton does not trust Russell Wilson. The play calling was so conservative, the Broncos were more likely to lose yardage than to advance the ball... and they did.
  • Bubble screens and swing passes killed this team. It wasn’t until the ball was thrown beyond the line of scrimmage that positive things began to happen. Too little, too late.
  • This offensive line is abhorrent.
  • The all orange uniforms are bad luck. Helmet color doesn’t matter.
  • Russell Wilson will never be the answer for this team.
  • Javonte Williams is not who we all wanted him to be or thought he could be.
  • Jerry Jeudy can’t perform to the level that Broncos Country expects.
  • New scoreboards and resodding the field are great, but it’s time to really invest in the one thing that matters: The team itself.

Merry Christmas, Broncos Country. You still deserve better than this.


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