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Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons: 6 Things We Learned from Denver's Loss
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Quite simply put, the Denver Broncos put themselves in a large hole from the very beginning, though it was nice to actually see them make the score look respectable by the end of the game, in losing 27-21 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of a raucous crowd at the Georgia Dome.

The Broncos turned the ball over four times in the first quarter alone, becoming the first NFL team since 2002 to accomplish such an unwanted feat. Peyton Manning threw three interceptions in the first quarter on Denver's first three drives, all three pass attempts were downfield over the seam.

The Broncos struggled all night against Mike Nolan's Atlanta defense and just couldn't muster up enough to overcome an early 20-point deficit that they put themselves in during the first half.

What did we learn about the Denver Broncos on Monday night? We learned many things.

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