Vic Fangio: We’ll eventually get it done

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Heading into Sunday, no team had blown a halftime lead of more than 20 points since late in the 2014 season.

Thanks to the Broncos and Vikings, that counter has been reset. Denver’s 20-0 halftime lead disappeared in the second half and they went down to a 27-23 defeat when three throws into the end zone went incomplete in the final 10 seconds of the game.

Sunday’s game might be the most glaring example that the Broncos have trouble finishing games, but it isn’t the first one. They’ve lost three games on field goals in the final minute and head coach Vic Fangio expressed confidence after the game that the team will see one of these games through at some point in the near future.

“I think we’re close, obviously, as you alluded to. But we haven’t gotten over the top well enough yet,” Fangio said, via Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com. “We did in our previous game with the stop and then the ensuing first down to close it, but this game, we didn’t get it done. We’ll eventually get it done. These guys are good guys. They’re working their butts off. They enjoy coming to work. They like playing. We’ll just keep grinding and keep pounding, and eventually, we’ll get through.”

The Broncos outgained the Vikings 217-47 in the first half while forcing a pair of turnovers and sacking Kirk Cousins three times. Neither the offense nor the defense was able to keep things up for 60 minutes and times will remain tough in Denver until both units can turn in a full 60 minutes of good work.

22 responses to “Vic Fangio: We’ll eventually get it done

  1. We’ll eventually get it done but in the meantime it’s not that bad down here in the cellar, just a little cold and damp.” Fangio said

  2. Wait until we get Thielen, Joseph, and Kline back at full speed. Thielen is a game changer, and teams know they can double team Diggs when Thielen is not in there. The problem now is, you can’t double team Thielen, Diggs, Rudolph, and Cook at the same time, so pick your poison. Just have to weather the storm, then get those guys back for the stretch run.

  3. I like Fangio — his defenses are usually pretty dang good. They had a great game plan yesterday but failed to counter the Vikings’ adjustments in the second half.

  4. Fangio is doing a good job, this Broncos team is young and does not have a lot of depth. Even though they are not winning, I like the way the team is competing and growing. Can’t wait to see what Lock can do.

  5. What some are missing is Denver’s D is like top 5 and it wasn’t a gimme. I think they may have found a QB a young team that needs to learn how to win. You have to play for 60 minutes not a half. Call it luck or skill who knows, but its 8-3 and the bye week will be more enjoyable.

  6. If Lock is the answer at QB – a big if – Denver has a lot of good pieces – #1 wideout, good RB tandem, good TE, good D. They can rebound quick.

    They need to replace LT in the draft (barring Lock can play), and LB and Corner depth, but they can be .500 or better next year.

  7. He’s enough of a diplomat to not mention how often the referees cater to Minnesota. The NFL wants the Vikings to win a SuperBowl, so they orchestrate fortunate calls and non-calls for them, especially at home. The NFL wants the Vikings to win a SuperBowl because they find it embarrassing that one of their products simply cannot get it done on their own.

  8. This one was easy to predict. Elway went into the locker room at half time and went ballistic on Fangio and told them to take the foot off the gas. If the Broncos win that game, what does it do for them? Confidence? They aren’t going anywhere this season. The only thing that does is hurt the draft position. You can all disagree, but it’s the truth. At this point, the only thing to do is work on draft positioning.

  9. Let’s not overreact after all the Vikings struggled against the pathetic Redskins. The Broncos need a complete rebuild.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    November 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    He’s enough of a diplomat to not mention how often the referees cater to Minnesota. The NFL wants the Vikings to win a SuperBowl, so they orchestrate fortunate calls and non-calls for them, especially at home. The NFL wants the Vikings to win a SuperBowl because they find it embarrassing that one of their products simply cannot get it done on their own.

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    So whats new? Its been going on in Green Bay for years, NFL wants that Brady vs Rodgers match up and if the Packers cant get there they will be “nudged” along. Look no further than the Lions game.

  11. They need to keep being aggressive on offense and not play the whole second half like they are trying not to lose instead of trying to win. The OC needs to grow a backbone!!

  12. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    The Vikings players SHOULD be able to pass interfere. We are a team of density and rules don’t apply to us.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The Vikings are a team of density……..between the ears.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Let’s not overreact after all the Vikings struggled against the pathetic Redskins. The Broncos need a complete rebuild.
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    Man c’mon that was over a month ago. Wins are hard to come by in the NFL. What did I hear bout the Broncos? They have lost 3 games this year by 2 points? Their Defense is top tier. Running game is pretty damn good and the Sutton kid is gonna be a stud in this league. You need to take time and develop players and you as Pats fan should know that.Some football rubes need to educate themselves more about the game rather than just saying he suck, they suck etc.

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