You gotta give the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff some credit: They aren’t going down this season without a fight.
The Broncos are among football’s biggest disappointments through six weeks. Monday’s road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers dropped them to 2-4 on the year. Once again, Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson struggled to move the ball, and the team was held to 16 points in an overtime defeat.
According to Broncos reporter Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports, Denver offensive coordinator Justin Outten and several other team coaches have slept at the facility over the past three weeks.
The Broncos were a trendy pick to make the postseason after acquiring Wilson in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. But the Denver offense has been out of sync all season long, as they’ve topped 20 points just once through six weeks.
Denver got off to a strong start in the loss to the Chargers, putting up 10 points in the first quarter before tacking on a field goal in the second.
But they mustered just three more points the rest of the way against a banged-up Chargers defense that was missing superstar pass rusher Joey Bosa. Even in Denver’s two wins this season, they only put up 26 combined points.
Through six games, the perennial Pro Bowler has just 1,442 passing yards and five touchdowns against three interceptions. Wilson’s lone 300-yard outing came against his old team, the Seahawks, in Week 1 (a 17-16 Seattle win).
The Carolina Panthers made the first mid-season coaching change of 2022 by replacing Matt Rhule with Steve Wilks. Many are speculating that Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett will be next to go, so the pressure is absolutely on for them to piece together some wins here.
Denver will host the surprising 4-2 New York Jets this Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST.
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