Posted Fri Nov 20th by Monty
Our weekly perusal around the Interwebz for water cooler fodder.
Unraveling at the wrong time, facing a rematch with San Diego and with backup QB Chris Simms at the helm.
It’s amazing how quickly their season has turned around. Now they play the Chargers with a gimpy Kyle Orton and first place on the line.
Before all your catcalls to drop the Broncos big-time after their third straight loss, here’s the deal: Denver had basically dominated a first half against the Redskins that would have finished 17-7 or 17-10 if not for giving up a fluky field goal for touchdown. But really, backup QB Chris Simms (3-for-11 with an INT) was so uncomfortably bad that it’s fair to say he cost the Broncos a win. Denver put up 17 points and 269 yards vs. the Redskins in the first half with Kyle Orton, but 0 points and 36 yards with Simms.
Eight panelists post their individual power rankings.
USA Today: 10th
Three-game slide could worsen if Kyle Orton must sit.