Denver’s spiraling offense stays a straightforward and apparent goal for followers and badysts alike, however Sunday’s crash-and-burn in opposition to the Eagles had loads to do with the group’s usually stalwart protection.
Quarterback Carson Wentz and his Philly teammates lashed the Broncos by land and thru the air in a 51-23 beat down, a recreation that left Denver reeling at Three-5 and veteran cornerback Chris Harris to marvel if the season may sink any decrease.
“It is rock bottom. If we don’t make the playoffs, that’s the worst you can get,” Harris mentioned. “We can’t afford to let anything else slide. Especially in our division. We gotta figure out something fast.”
Said Harris: “[We’re] just not good right now. Just gotta look at yourself in the mirror to see what you can do to get better. Trying to figure out how to make plays. When you’re not good and you are losing and a team puts 50 on you. You gotta figure something out.”
Denver figured nothing out on Sunday, as they allowed Wentz to splinter the secondary with aggressive downfield throws earlier than unleashing his secure of backs — Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and LeGarrette Blount — for 190 yards on the day.
Much of that speeding yardage got here within the second half, when the Broncos knew what was coming from an Eagles badault seeking to wind down the clock. Even extra regarding, although, was seeing Wentz masterfully draw the protection offsides with next-level, pre-snap cadence that performed a component in Denver ambading an outrageous 14 penalties.
Still, this protection has been good for a lot of the marketing campaign, doing its greatest to prop up a dead-on-arrival offense that sputtered horribly Sunday with Brock Osweiler below heart.
Instead of a hopeful gentle within the distance, although, the flailing Broncos at the moment are teed as much as face the surging New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. It’s doable “rock bottom” has but to be achieved.