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Horse Tracks: Broncos winning big feels good, even if it’s preseason

So good.

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After losing the first two games of the 2023 preseason, the Broncos roared back in their final preseason game of the season, crushing the Rams 41-0 at home. You can’t not plot the improvement the Broncos have shown from game to game. Considering both losses were by just a point in the closing minutes, throwing down a whole mess of points was just what Broncos Country needed going into the season.

Sure. It’s preseason. The games don’t matter and indications of future success are far from predictable. Most of the guys playing on Saturday will be out on the street within the next 48-hours — that’s the game. To blank another professional football franchise, no matter what time of year, feels great.

With the cuts coming down later today and tomorrow before 2pm MT, we get closer to the start of the regular season. We distance ourselves from the disastrous 2022 season. We get to write a new narrative for this year and, if the last game was any indication, it could be a fun season.


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Browns WR Jakeem Grant out for year; Marquise Goodwin back - ESPN
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