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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - Kubiak's teams have struggled against 2015 opponents

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Good Morning Broncos Country!

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Since the NFL went ahead and released our schedule for the 2015 NFL season, I went ahead and compiled Head Coach Gary Kubiak's coaching record against each of our opponents. The verdict? Less than inspiring, especially against teams that are likely to be competing for playoff spots.

Coach Gary Kubiak, Career against 2015 opponents

Team

Home

Away

Total

Baltimore Ravens

1-2

0-5

1-7

New England Patriots

1-1

0-5

1-6

Indianapolis Colts

4-4

0-8

4-12

Kansas City Chiefs

2-0

0-2

2-2

Oakland Raiders

2-1

2-3

4-4

San Diego Chargers

--

1-2

1-2

Detriot Lions

1-0

1-0

2-0

Minnesota Vikings

0-1

0-1

0-2

Green Bay Packers

0-1

1-1

1-2

Chicago Bears

1-0

1-0

2-0

Pittsburgh Steelers

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0-1

0-1

Cleveland Browns

3-0

0-1

3-1

Cincinnati Bengals

3-0

2-0

5-0

TOTALS

18-10

8-29

26-39

Home

18-10 registers at about .642 win percentage. Not bad, it is above .500. This figure assumes a loss for every two wins when the ratio the Broncos should be winning at home is closer to a loss for every four wins.

Away

Completely abhorrent. .216 is nowhere close to batting .500 which is what the Broncos should be doing on the road.

Overall

Coach Kubiak's teams have finished 7 games below .500 against the Broncos 2015 opponents. That will not get the job done this season or any other season.

vs. the West

7-8 with no winning record against any team in the division.

vs. teams that made the playoffs last season

14-27. That includes a winning record of 5-0 against the Bengals.

vs. the AFC Division winners from last year

6-25 against Indy, NE, and Baltimore.

Please stop he's already dead

I won't go any further, let's just say Bronco Mike apologizes for peeing in your kool-aid this morning. The best way to approach 2015 is probably by being "Cautiously Optimistic."

Horse Tracks

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