The Denver Broncos couldn't get it done in Tennessee. They had numerous opportunities to bring home the 'W', but fell short of the mark.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1736887-broncos-lose-a-must-win-g... From Justin Forsett's lost fumble, to A.J. Derby's loss-clinching turnover, it was a comedy of errors for the Broncos on Sunday. Head Coach Gary Kubiak said it best after the game.
"We didn't play good enough to win."
Well put, Gary.
The Broncos defense did just enough to keep the inept offense in the game. They held the Tennessee Titans to just 13 points, all of which were scored in the first half.
Hats off to Trevor Siemian for battling through a foot sprain to play on Sunday. But we're still waiting for him to play a complete 60-minute game.
The biggest takeaway from Denver's Week 14 loss were the missed opportunities. Siemian had a shot to put the Broncos on the board for the first time early in the fourth quarter, but was late firing to a wide open Demaryius Thomas in the right corner of the endzone on 3rd-&-Goal.
Because they were scoreless in the fourth quarter, Kubiak decided to go for it on fourth down, but the Titans kept the Broncos out of the endzone. Turnover on downs.
Denver managed to score a touchdown on the ensuing possession, narrowing Tennessee's lead to six points. The next time Siemian had the ball, he drove the Broncos down into the redzone, and threw a beautiful pass down the left seam to Bennie Fowler, who promptly dropped it, forcing the Broncos to settle for a field goal.
Another missed opportunity.
A.J. Derby's fumble was the final death knell, but the Broncos had already missed on two opportunities to win the game. Had Siemian connected with Thomas, or Fowler, the complexion of the game would have been much different with 2:26 left to go.
That doesn't excuse Derby's fumble, but rather just goes to show that for every step forward the Broncos offense took on Sunday, they'd take two back.
To quote a Will Keys:
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