The Denver Broncos have been disappointing so far in the 2020 season. They currently sit at 1-3, with a postponed Patriots game coming closer and closer, how can the Broncos turn this season around? In this week’s article, we’ll give you three ways the Broncos can turn this 1-3 season into a potential playoff berth.
1. Drew Lock plays lights out, Broncos go 10-6
Now I know what you’re thinking, there’s no way the Broncos go 10-6 with this schedule, and with the Chiefs in their division. While you might be right, if the Broncos go 3-3 in their division, and pull away from teams like the Patriots, Saints, and Bills, they can easily pull this off. The only people that will need to step up? Drew Lock, Jerry Jeudy, and K.J. Hamler. If these three can make it all click, the Broncos will be 10-6, and solidify their spot in the playoffs.
2. Defense becomes elite, Broncos finish 9-7
The Broncos defense has played well, and Vic Fangio is a very defensive-minded coach, but they haven’t been at the top of the charts. With A.J. Bouye possibly returning, hopefully, this defense can rally together and finish strong. If this defense shows improvement and makes their way to the top, the Broncos can shut down offenses like Kansas City, and win these tough divisional games that are key for making the playoffs. Broncos finish 9-7.
3. Rest of the AFC falls apart, Broncos go 8-8
This might be the most unlikely scenario, considering there are teams like the Browns, Ravens, Patriots, and Raiders who can all secure a wildcard spot, but it’s never impossible. Broncos can play average to above average, while the rest of the AFC collapses. This would leave the Broncos second in the division with an 8-8 record. An 8-8 finish along with the new playoff format could lead to the Broncos making a post-season run as the seventh seed.
Disappointment is likely
We can all hope and pray for a Broncos playoff berth, but it seems unlikely with the injuries this team has had to withstand. A below .500 finish is likely for the injury-plagued Broncos, but anything is possible in the weirdest season in NFL history. Tune in next week, where we’ll return to our regularly scheduled program; the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots week six covid-19 infected showdown.