The Broncos had been on the receiving finish of an disagreeable Christmas shock. A 51-14 blowout loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.
Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield and working again Cam Akers had been like a pair of grinches for Denver, combining for 5 offensive touchdowns. Mayfield threw two whereas Akers rushed for 3.
Russell Wilson did no favors for the Broncos’ protection, throwing three interceptions and getting sacked six instances.
The terrible defensive and offensive performances complimented one another, culminating within the Broncos permitting 50 or extra factors in a single recreation for the primary time in 5 years, per the Related Press’ Josh Dubow.
The Broncos have misplaced six of their final seven games. Though Denver is out of playoff rivalry, it want to see potential constructing blocks for subsequent season, and it seems to have few.
The Broncos (4-10) loss to the Rams (5-11) is becoming as a result of Los Angeles reveals it may possibly bounce again from a misplaced season. The Rams’ 2-1 record over their previous three video games is a small signal of enchancment.
Additionally, Los Angeles will get some slack as a result of they gained a Tremendous Bowl final season. On the flip aspect, Denver hasn’t made the playoffs in seven years.
The entire landslide is sudden too. Wilson and a gifted younger roster had been purported to information the group in a brand new course.
Nevertheless, the Broncos are fully off-course earlier than the brand new yr.