Yesterday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers marked the second loss for the Denver Broncos. It also was the second time that the Broncos' offense failed to perform and the first time I saw a Bronco fan base sell out to give up a great home field advantage.
One thing there is plenty of right now is Bronco bashing. Fans are worried and analysts are in a feeding frenzy.
But let's not get carried away. The Broncos are 6-2 and have made it through what will probably end up the hardest games of the regular season.
Realistically, Bronco fans can expect at least four more wins (one against Washington, Oakland, and two against Kansas City). If anything, those are teams in which the Bronco defence alone could win against.
If the offense can find some footing, wins against the struggling Giants (just beat by the Chargers) and mediocre Eagles should be possible. Also, a resurgence in the offence could top a Chargers team that already lost at home to the Broncos.
After considering it all, it seems like a 12-4 final record is definitely possible for the Denver Broncos. While it does hinge on a revamped coaching effort and offensive production, don't count this team out but rather getting a reality check midway through the season.
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