Yet again, the Broncos were slammed after a bad prime time showing

Briefly during Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, it seemed as though the unfortunate narratives that followed the Denver Broncos for their first five games of the 2022 season would be paused for a week. But unfortunately the Broncos and their fans, the rest of the game told a much different story.

In the first quarter, Russell Wilson looked not like the struggling quarterback we’ve seen throughout the season but the star that he’d been for much of the previous decade. Heading into the second quarter, Wilson was 10-for-10, passing for 116 yards with a touchdown and Denver led 10-0. For the rest of the game, he was 5-for-18, passing for 172 yards.

And while the Chargers weren’t exactly an offensive juggernaut, injured kicker Dustin Hopkins made four field goals, including the game-winner in overtime.

And Wilson was by no means the only Denver player to struggle on Monday. The Broncos hurt themselves in many ways. They committed 10 penalties for 151 yards, the most by an NFL team in more than 20 years. And while one lost turnover on the road is normally not a terrible number, Denver’s came at the worst possible time.

It came in overtime on a punt. Instead of getting the ball and being in position to win or at worst, tie, the Broncos turned the ball over deep in their own territory.

Three plays later, the game was over.

As has been the case throughout the season, Wilson and the Broncos as a whole were widely panned after this game.

While we’re not entirely done with the Broncos in prime time, we are for a while. The next scheduled prime time game for Denver is in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs. That game, of course, can be flexed out of the Sunday night slot. Given that the Broncos are 2-4 and consistently playing poorly, we’d say a flex out is a distinct possibility if things don’t change quickly.

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