If you could use one word to describe the Denver Broncos’ season, it’d be “unprecedented”.
Per Andrew Mason of 1043 The Fan, in the Super Bowl Era (1966 to now), the Broncos are the 70th NFL team to allow 17 or fewer touchdowns in their first 12 games. None of the first 69 teams were worse than 6-6 after 12 games and the average win total for those teams through 12 games was 9.04.
The Broncos are 3-9.
Fresh off of signing a five-year extension worth nearly a quarter billion dollars, quarterback Russell Wilson has completed just 60.1% of his passes for 2,558 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions at the helm of an offense that averages an NFL-worst 13.8 points per game.
First-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett has made numerous questionable decisions for a team that hasn’t won in the United States since late September.
It’d be a shock if Hackett returns for the second year on his contract.
The offense has generated 14 total touchdowns this year and three since Halloween. For context, the Cowboys have had 15 in their last three games. If the Broncos scored just 18 points in regulation, they’d be 10-2.
Denver’s defense has been nothing short of spectacular, though. In fact, they’ve held opponents to 17 or less points 10 different times in 12 games, something very difficult to do in today’s day and age. Nonetheless, due to their offensive ineptitude, they’ve gone 3-7 in those 10 contests.
If their offense was even close to average, they'd most likely be in the playoff hunt right now, which is such a shame.
With a matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs looming in Week 14, here’s how BetQL recommends betting the game. Below that, check out our final score projection.