Broncos enter Packers week with historically bad defense and it's OK to say it out loud
The Broncos' defensive woes extend beyond the 70 points they allowed to the Dolphins.
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For some fans, this will be the defense that cried wolf.
Two weeks ago, they heard how awful the Las Vegas Raiders defense was and how this was the get-right week for Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers offense. And then no one could block Maxx Crosby, Love couldn’t stop throwing to the black jerseys, and Green Bay managed a meager 13 points off a mini-bye. Understandably, fans can be forgiven for not buying it when they hear how bad this Vance Joseph-called Denver Broncos defense has been this season.
But here’s the thing: the Broncos are so much worse.
Part of the problem is the polarization of everything. If something isn’t the worst, it’s the best with no shade of silver on black. Nuance? More like no-ance. So, if the Raiders defense stinks, the Broncos defense does as well, and the Packers couldn’t score against Las Vegas, why would it be any different against Denver on the road?
The answer is quite simple: The Broncos are that much worse than not just the Raiders, but everyone else in the league. They’re historically bad defensively, one of the least effective defenses of the last 25 years.