Like, literally. And Mile High Sanchize ain’t comin’ through that door, he’s fat, dumb, and happy as the Future NFC Champion Dallas Cowboys’ backup clipboard holder.
The OL is, indeed, a fatal flaw. RT play has been the absolute bottom of the barrel, and LG not much better. Independent of that, Trevor Siemian has been bad. Certainly not Brock Lobster bad (Texans, hahahahahahahha), but definitely not that marginal improvement over re-animated corpse I was hoping for.
But that defense? Yeah, still badass fearsome. You may have heard a little something about this…
And that’s just AFTER the D kept homefield Breesus Christ reasonably contained all day long. Without Aqib Talib. Tis a really special unit. PHRASING!!
Thusly, the Donks are 7-3, and the two most likely final records (if you ran a bunch of Monte Carlo sims) would be 10-6 or 11-5. Not bad for such a lopsided team! And pretty much what I rose-glasses predicted to start things off with. But alas, those pesky Raiders are flying high at 8-2, and even the boring-ass, shitty Chefs share Denver’s record (with a superior conference mark).
For the division to be in question, Denver likely needs to finish at least 12-4, with a sweep of KC and a home takedown of Oakland to end the season. In other words…start watching the wildcard race.