Despite yet another loss, Broncos fans are staying optimistic about their season, their quarterback, their defense and their team.
And they have good reason to do so.
Peyton Manning turned in another great performance, throwing for 345 yards and three touchdowns while completing 70.5 percent of his passes. He did so against a decent pass rush and his teammates robbed him of better stats and a chance at winning.
A talented Patriots squad dissected Denver’s defense with ease in an enormous victory, which propelled them over the .500 mark for the first time since Week 1. Denver sunk below .500 for the first time since last year when Tim Tebow was quarterbacking the team.
However, there were a lot of positive things to take away from the game. Denver rallied at the end, but a couple of mistakes hurt them. If those mistakes can be fixed, good things can be expected from the Broncos.
Here are four takeaways from the loss.