Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of a Denver Broncos fans holding a sign in reference to defense during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - So the Broncos didn't cover the point spread. So what? Get off their back. From listening to some of the fans, especially the ones who booed at halftime, you would think the Broncos lost Sunday to Jacksonville.
Denver didn't lose, they won ... by more than two touchdowns. The Broncos margin of victory against the Jaguars, in fact, was the same average margin of victory as their first five games, 16 points.
A 35-19 win despite many mistakes - three turnovers, one of which was Peyton Manning throwing pick-6 and his two fumbled snaps.
"Sometimes you score a lot of points and people take it for granted," Manning said. "I think even people in your own building can take it for granted. It's not easy to win football games.
"I learned long ago never to take winning for granted and sometimes you have to remind your own players that it's tough to win in the NFL."
Yes, the offense has been better. But why are people getting on the defense?
The Jaguars did score 19 points, but the Denver D only gave up one touchdown: ONE!
The defense, by the way, intercepted the 2-point conversion attempt to keep the Jaguars tying the game just before halftime, and then Jacksonville got to 19 with two more field goals.
Sixty minutes and just one touchdown allowed, that's darn good.
Yes, the Broncos could have been better and will have to be against a better opponent, but look at it this way:
Denver didn't play well and still won by more than two touchdowns, but to most that wasn't enough.
I guess that's the price you pay when you set the bar as high as the Broncos have.
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