Failing marks once again for Denver offense after empty second half against Titans


Offense — F

The Broncos hit one big play — a 66-yard touchdown to rookie wide receiver Jalen Virgil — and otherwise did little to show any improvement coming out of their bye week. The second half, which featured five punts and an interception, was brutal. Denver’s depth is dwindling and its injuries are stacking up, but by any measure this unit is still underperforming to a level that stands as the overriding reason a second-half run feels impossible. The Broncos had 121 yards and put all 10 of their points on the board in back-to-back possessions in the second quarter. Around that stretch in 10 non-kneel-down possessions: Nine punts and an interception.

Defense — B

Ejiro Evero’s unit did exactly what you’d draw up in order to be in position to win a tough game on the road. It held Derrick Henry to 53 yards on 19 carries. It forced eight punts. It even got a big turnover in the middle of the fourth quarter to set up the Denver offense with good field position.  As has been the case all season, though, the Broncos have virtually no margin for error. As such, a 13-play drive just before the half and a slip that led to a coverage bust on a flea-flicker touchdown in the third quarter were too much to overcome.


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