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Hold on a second. Hear me out. I know it seems insane. It doesn't make any sense that an NFL franchise would actually want to lose.
Think back to the Broncos game against Tennessee. Four straight runs at the goal line with an offense that is 25th in rushing in the league.
Think back to last week when the Broncos faced the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are ranked No. 5 overall in total offense. Yet the Packers defense allows 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. Even the struggling Broncos rushing game was managing a whopping 5.2 yards per carry against the Pack.
So the game plan would be to play ball control, right? Rush the ball, work the clock and keep Aaron Rodgers and Company on the sideline. It would seem to be a plan that would have some credibility.
So the Broncos ran the ball only 22 times. Kyle Orton threw the ball 32 times.
That's a recipe for disaster. And it was, as the Broncos lost 49-23, in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated.
Maybe the Broncos are serious about trying to "Suck for Luck." Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is deemed to be a "can't-miss" prospect by most experts. John Elway, Stanford alum, is the executive vice president of football operations.
Maybe if the Broncos continue to lose Elway will get Luck and Fox will get another draft to beef up the defense that much more.
Naaa...that's just crazy.