ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even though the Denver Broncos now boast the NFL's longest active winning streak at four games, their Monday video review featured a lot more roasts that boasts.
"It's not really good,” coach Sean Payton said after watching the Broncos' blooper-filled from Sunday night in which they were outplayed, outmuscled and even outwitted (with a fake punt).
“They ran the ball better than us. They were better than us on third down. Better than us in the red zone. And in most areas," Payton said. “Better than us in the kicking game.”
He could have gone on and on, but he had to start checking off boxes on his long list of corrections that need to be made for the Broncos (5-5) to continue their winning ways.
Among the cringe-producing moments was the unflagged hit on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs on the game's third snap by safety Kareem Jackson, who was returning from a two-game suspension for violating the league's unnecessary roughness rules.