Under the soft, warming Miami skies, the Denver Broncos became exposed for exactly what they are.
A team, that at best can be considered well below average.
Ineptly offensive, Denver gave up three Dolphin touchdowns in a span of 4:21, while managing to score only one touchdown and field goal over the course of sixty minutes, as they fall to Miami 21-10.
"They found a way to win the game," said Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, "There's not much else to say. They made the plays in the fourth quarter."
Whether the Dolphins were making the plays, or Denver was gift wrapping them, the outcome remains the same. The Broncos are a .500 team, needing to win all of their remaining games to have even a remote chance of post-season action.
"We did the math two weeks ago, we did the math last week, we know what the math is now," coach Mike Shanahan said. "It's four out of four."
Can it be done?
Not with a quarterback that continues to give up big plays while trying to avoid getting sacked.
Not with a defense giving up 67 fourth quarter points, while their offense has managed a mere field goal.
Simply put, the answer is no.
This is not a playoff bound team, no matter what spin you put on it. The Broncos are not even in the same league as Pittsburgh or Oakland, and no amount of math is going to change that fact.
The lone bright spot for Denver is the fact that it's almost over. Four and out, and time to reevaluate.
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