Denver Broncos achievement thank to Tim Tebow’s performance. Unbelievable if Denver Broncos is the best at AFC West, meanwhile in the league, they are one of the worst teams. Details!!!!!
Red-hot Denver Broncos lead AFC West even though they still have issues
NFL reporter Jeff Legwold analyzes the Broncos’ 13-10 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday and looks ahead.
Those who know Broncos owner Pat Bowlen? well say the longtime Broncos owner loves his team to be relevant.
That’s the word folks around the NFL routinely use. Relevant.
Bowlen, or anyone else with deep enough pockets and enough good fortune to own an NFL team, wants to be a championship contender, but if they can be the topic of conversation along the way, that’s good for business.
And the Broncos are the topic of conversation. They’ve overshadowed better teams such as the Packers, overshadowed remarkable pursuits such as Drew Brees?’ assault on the record book. The Broncos have become “Tim Tebow? and the Broncos” to fans devout and casual. They have done it by giving something for everybody in the discussion.
If you’re a fan of Tebow and/or the team, they’re 7-1 with Tebow as a starter. They’re in first place in a division that doesn’t have another team all that interested in being in first place. They have an assortment of comeback victories the players say show their quality of character.
If you’re not a fan of Tebow and/or the team, they’re one of the worst teams in the league on third down (31.8 percent, only four teams are worse), they’re 31st in passing, 19th in defense and have beaten only one team — the Jets — which currently has a winning record.
It’s at least part of why discussions about Tebow and the future of the Broncos are so heated even as they win right now.
Like some kind of abstract football sculpture, how they look sometimes seems to depend on where you’re standing.
Any team that watched three defensive backs leave the same game with injuries and not return to the lineup would be concerned about the next quarterback on the schedule. Especially if the next quarterback has three Super Bowl rings and has topped 4,200 yards passing with three games to play in the season.
Tom Brady? is next on the Broncos’ docket, and he’s a different deal from what the Broncos have faced in their winning streak. Carson Palmer? was making his first start for the Raiders, Christian Ponder? is a rookie and Caleb Hanie was a backup making his third career start Sunday. Matt Cassel was struggling mightily and Mark Sanchez? was being called out by his own coach.
The Broncos have harassed, hit and hounded them all on defense. They’ve pressured them into mistakes, basically dictated terms along the way.
But if safety Brian Dawkins?, cornerback André Goodman and safety David Bruton don’t play this Sunday, Brady will pick away at a Denver secondary that likely would include three rookies — Quinton Carter, Chris Harris and Rahim Moore — in some situations. And that’s a tall order when Brady already has a 100-catch wide receiver in Wes Welker? and a 15-touchdown tight end in Rob Gronkowski?.
Three sacks in three games. That’s what outside linebacker Von Miller needs to tie the league’s season record for rookies.
Miller, who missed Denver’s game at Minnesota, had a sack Sunday against the Bears. The Patriots, Bills and Chiefs have surrendered 22, 18 and 33 sacks this season.
Jevon Kearse? set the record — 14.5 sacks — in 1999. (Jeff Legwold – Denver Post)