Last week, some were calling the Broncos the worst 2-0 team in league history.
Now, some are calling them the worst 3-0 team in league history.
The way they’re going, they’ve got a chance to end up being something other than the worst 5-0 team in league history, too.
Next up? Home games against the Cowboys and the Patriots.
Look at the official standings. In three games, the Broncos have allowed 16 points.
That’s 5.3 points per game.
And, yes, they’ve been fortunate to build confidence against the likes of the Browns and the Raiders. But Week Two and Week Three have helped provide context for that Week One miracle against the Bengals.
Yes, the Broncos won the thing via a once-in-a-century bounce of the ball. But to hold the Bengals at home to seven points looks pretty darn impressive given what the Bengals have since done at Green Bay and against the Steelers.
So what’s happening in Denver? It might not be a fluke. Now that Jay Cutler is long gone and the broomstick has been removed from Brandon Marshall’s butt, the word is getting out that players appreciate their young head coach, Josh McDaniels.
“He’s all about the details,” defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday told ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson after the Broncos defeated the Raiders. “He breaks down every
potential game situation. He knows our upcoming opponent so well. . . . Take age out of this thing. He’s got football knowledge that goes way
beyond his years. I really think something special is happening here.”
For now, Holliday doesn’t have a lot of company in that sentiment. If the Broncos can knock off the Cowboys and the Patriots, Holliday might have to start throwing people off the bandwagon as they try to climb aboard for a ride to San Diego and a Monday night game against the Chargers.