After a week off, the Denver Broncos should be feeling good heading into the second half of the season. They are on a two-game winning streak and beat archrival Kansas City, 24-9, before the weekend. Furthermore it, Russell Wilson recovers Everyone said last season he was needed after his first campaign in the mile-high city failed. In fact, Wilson is regaining his once-denounced NFL status in the court of public opinion in 2022.
While the Broncos are still two games below .500 at 3-5, things are improving with Wilson and the offense compared to last season. Since most people don’t watch every game Denver plays unless they live in Colorado, it’s easy to believe the narrative about Ross. Although he may never return to the same player he was five or six years ago, Wilson has played like a quarterback on assignment in 2023.
Before his first year in Denver was completed, most pundits had written Wilson off from any potential future Hall of Fame conversations. Former head coach Nathaniel Hackett He received some blame as well but Wilson was seen as completely washed up. But even in the games the Broncos have lost this year, the blame can’t be placed entirely on Wilson. Last season, the defense carried Denver while the offense made mistake after mistake, letting the team down. Now the two sides have flipped, and the Broncos’ defense is involved.
Quiet Ross is good for business
Sean Payton received a lot of heat early, but the only thing he should give credit to is that we did it I heard much less of “Diva” Wilson. He seems to have refocused on playing football and less on his precious image. The improvement in the win column has been evident more often than not, but Denver appears to be working on becoming a foe once again.
Through eight matches this season, Dang Ross Wilson He threw 16 touchdowns, which matches
His total is from ’22. Wilson threw 11 interceptions in his first year as a Bronco and only had four midway through his second year. His completion percentage (66.1) is the highest since 2020 in Seattle. That year, Wilson was selected to the Pro Bowl, and finished with 40 TD passes. He’s on pace to finish with more than 30 this year, something he hasn’t done since that 20-plus campaign.
In Week 10, the Broncos travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills. The Bills have been hot and cold this year and suffered a tough loss to the Bengals on the road. Buffalo is 5-4 and fighting to stay in the AFC East divisional race with Miami, so this matchup is big for them as well. Denver needs a win to move within one game of .500.
The Broncos would like to add a third game to their winning streak after snapping a 16-game losing streak to the Chiefs two weeks ago. This is the kind of win that builds a team’s confidence and can launch them into a new world, putting them on the right track. Denver’s win keeps them in the thick of the AFC wild-card hunt and just a game behind Buffalo.
There’s still a long way to go, but every win counts that much more in the second half of the season, especially when it gives you a potential tiebreaker over your opponent. If Wilson can continue to play within Payton’s offense the way he has so far, the Broncos could end up being in the thick of the wild-card race down the stretch. If they end up missing out, it will be hard to put too much blame on Ross if he continues to play like he did over the first half of the season.