One win is good, two is better but can the Denver Broncos win three in a row? Given how the season folded, that proposition seemed far flung. But that was before they beat the Chargers in LA and then took down the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Mile High Stadium.
“I’m proud of the win,” head coach Vance Joseph said during his Monday press conference. “Our team showed grit, again, and resiliency to be able to overcome adversity.”
Let’s remember the world we live in: Broncos are 5-6, 3rd in the AFC West and the offense is still finding it’s rhythm and identity. But there is optimism in the locker room and optimism can turn into confidence, or vice versa.
“I think the guys are still pissed off that we’re not better. That’s what feel when we win these games,” Joseph said. “I think we all felt that way, that we could be better, but we’re not. We have to go make better happen and 5-6 is still not satisfying for our football team—not for me, especially.”
The rest of the Broncos schedule sets up favorably for the end of the year and it begins at Cincinnati on Sunday where the Broncos defense will face back up quarterback Jeff Driskell. Starting Quarterback Andy Dalton is done for the year with a thumb injury.
From there: at San Francisco (2-9), home vs. Cleveland (4-6-1), at Oakland (2-9) and ending the season with the Chargers (8-3) in Denver. No guarantees of victory in the NFL but with the way they have been playing lately, the Broncos present many problems for many teams in the league.