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Broncos drop their 7th double-digit home loss in the last 2 seasons

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Denver Broncos lines up under center during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Empower Field at Mile High on November 14, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The best way to describe this season for the Denver Broncos is unsettling. Through ten games, the team stands at a .500 record. However, the results of their games have become more definitive of the group rather than their record. With their 30-13 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday, the Denver Broncos have now lost seven double-digit home games in the last two years.

Amidst a tight-knit race in the AFC West division, Denver’s loss dropped them to fourth place. Despite their lowly performance, they remain just a half-game removed from the final wild-card spot in the playoffs. The Broncos haven’t earned a playoff berth since their championship win in 2016. Finding their way in this year could go a long way in securing many jobs within the organization.

The Broncos will look to shed their home game woes at Mile High next week. They’ll play host to their division rival LA Chargers as both teams try to pull their way back up the standings.

Fixing the Denver Broncos

Though they’ve maintained some competitive fervor, the Denver Broncos haven’t been able to garner much success for a while now. It seems as though they have begun to settle with the idea of rebuilding, as evidenced by trading Von Miller last week. Even with that move, they can still make a late run, but the signs show that further changes might be on the horizon.

As far as fixing the team goes, it mostly correlates to the man under center and those calling the plays. Teddy Bridgewater took over the starting job at QB this season. While his numbers rarely stand out, he has helped by avoiding costly mistakes on offense. At this point, he has performed at a career-best rate, having thrown 14 touchdowns to just five interceptions through ten games.

Over on the sidelines, Vic Fangio took over the team in 2019. The organization hoped that he would fortify the defensive identity that the group had kept since their Super Bowl victory years ago. Unfortunately, he has yet to turn things around completely. Such results leave his status as uncertain as we head down the home stretch of the season. Depending on what we see from the Broncos in these coming games, the primary objective for the offseason should become clear.

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