27. Denver Broncos
Just when it seemed like the Denver Broncos were about to pull off the unthinkable by defeating the Chicago Bears during their home opener, the team ended up coming short at the last second to suffer their second loss of the season.
Back in the offseason, there was plenty of excitement surrounding the Broncos finally having a team that could put an end to their three-year playoff drought since the defense appeared to be in great shape, and Joe Flacco would hopefully provide a much-needed boost on offense.
Through two games without a win, Denver clearly still has a long way to go when it comes to proving they can in fact compete in the AFC, but Flacco will clearly need to figure out a way to get more from the offense.
The fact that Denver has only put up 30 points combined over their first two games shows the offense is a work in progress, and there’s even more pressure on Flacco to show the veteran still has plenty of gas left in the old tank.
If the losses continue to pile up for the Broncos, no one would be surprised if the team ended up considering the idea of replacing Flacco with Drew Lock to give the rookie some early experience.
But before jumping to that conclusion, the main focus for Denver needs to be on their next matchup on the road since the 2-0 Green Bay Packers aren’t going to make it easy for them in Week 3.