Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Too Early for Predictions

Jake Plummer wasted no time after the Denver Broncos win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. He put his AFC West Championship hat on backwards and wiped the sweat off his brow as he left the field after the last whistle. This is the team’s first title in seven years and Jake Plummer spoke conservatively of their playoff chances saying they need to get deep into the playoffs before they start celebrating or talking Super Bowl possibilities. Like many players in the NFL, he understands that at this point it is anyone’s game and there are way too many qualified ball clubs for making predictions right now

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Keep Your Fingers Crossed - Please

The Denver Broncos are one win away from the division title. The San Diego Chargers ended the Indianapolis Colts undefeated run in a shocking victory 26-17 on Sunday. We are already guaranteed a playoff spot and the division title is now within our grasp. If we win our next two games we will have a bye for the first week of the playoffs and that will allow us more of a chance to end up on top. If we only win one game, Cincinnati will need to lose at least one more game for us to secure the bye. Keep those fingers crossed Bronco fans.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ravens Put up a Good Fight

The Denver Broncos offense had a below average game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, yet they were effective enough to secure the win. The Ravens defense proved they could dominate a team as good as the Broncos and almost pulled it off. But in a series of wild plays the Broncos sealed the Ravens fate. This is the first time in nine years that the Broncos have beat the Ravens in their home town Invesco Field and they didn’t give it up without a fight. But the Broncos defense shined at all the right moments and won 12-10. I was surprised by how physical the game became and at the Ravens ability to stop our running game.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Simple Mistakes Lead to Broncos Loss

There isn’t one thing we can blame for the Denver Broncos loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. We were matching each other score for score and playing a good offensive and defensive game. But a series of unfortunate events kept us four points from victory. In the first quarter Jake Plummer threw for an interception in the end zone and we didn’t score. In the fourth quarter we went for it on fourth and 1 and Mike Anderson came up short of the first down with two minutes left in the game. We didn’t score. These events were key mistakes that led to our downfall on Sunday.