The Patriots had a perfect regular season as did the Dolphins back in the 1970s, but it’s only happened twice.
Perhaps that’s why there was no sense of panic in the Broncos locker room.
It’s just one loss. The Broncos lost four times in the regular season last season but still won the Super Bowl. The players admit they need to play much better than they did today and feel confident that they will.
"As a team, we’re trying to get better and better,” wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. “This is our first loss in, what, seven weeks? Eight weeks? It is what it is. At the same time, as much as we win, we’ve got to be able to adjust when we lose. We got our butts kicked today. We’ve got to take the butt-kicking and move on.”
“We’re not pancaking at all,” cornerback Chris Harris said. “We know what we need to do. We’re in a great situation right now. We just now that we have to bounce back this week, come back 5-1 and we still have the division. The division is still in our hands. We still control our own destiny.”
Linebacker Von Miller added to his sack total getting to Matt Ryan once, he now has 6.5 for the season, but was still frustrated with the result.
“Would I like to win the game, yes. Would I like to go undefeated every season, yes, but the odds of doing that are pretty tough. We lost a game like this last year to Indy around the same time. This team, we have a resilient team. We have character in the locker room; we’ll be able to bounce back. I feel comfortable with our chances.”
The Broncos locker room was quiet, as expected after a loss, but again, you didn’t get the feeling of panic. That’s after one loss.
If it happens again in San Diego on Thursday, that may change. If not with the players certainly with many of their fans.