The broncos looked a little off this week.
They played hard, but the Ravens seemed to want it more! I am not sure why the Broncos offense could not move the ball..was it because the Raven defense was so good or was the Bronco offense just not in sync? The Baltimore Ravens had a must win situation because 3-4 would be tough to come back from.
They had a good first half, but that kickoff return for a touchdown by the Ravens at the start of the second half,took the air out of the Broncos. As soon as the Ravens got that 9 point lead, the defense came alive and shut Denver down.
The Broncos defense played a good game, but were on the field too long in the second half to keep Baltimore from scoring. The Broncos couldn’t run the ball and had a hard time passing..The second half adjustments that Coach McDaniels had done so well, seemed to work on the first drive of the second half when the Broncos moved down the field and scored a touchdown (with a little help from a couple of penalties.) But the Raven offense also came to life and scored some points of their own. The difference seemed to be that the Raven offense had longer, sustained drives, that kept the Broncos defense on the field and wore them down.
I still believe the Broncos are a great team and they had an off week, but also ran into a team that was hungry for a win. I think Denver will beat the Steelers on Monday night and be back on track.. I know it is a bold statement, but winning at home is crucial this year and think the Broncos can do that! I think Coach McDaniels will have the Broncos ready because he was not happy with the performance today!