In Week Five, the Broncos were at 3-1 when they took their bye, and that break appears to have come at so the wrong time.
Sunday night’s 41-16 smashing by the Patriots was the teams fifth straight loss for the since the bye week and that’s not it, they have been outscored 92-39 over the last two weeks as things look to be at the lowest level yet.
The special teams were shocking against New England, but coach Broncos’ Vance Joseph said “all three phases” contributed to a loss that left the team’s defensive end Derek Wolfe with a harsh assessment of his club.
Wolfe told the waiting press: “I think we stink … It’s just sad. It’s real sad,” Adding: “It’s sad that we went from a championship-caliber team to a team that stinks and nobody respects us.”
Wolfe described himself as demoralized following the defeat, and he’s not alone. The Broncos’ season has taken such a severe turn for the worse over the last month-plus that the whole team must be feeling the exact same way.