The Broncos entered Sunday having allowed the third-fewest points this season. They entered with the worst-scoring offense.
It didn’t get any better against the Panthers.
The Broncos scored a late fourth quarter touchdown and recovered the onside kick, but it didn’t amount to anything more than another loss. The Panthers won 23-10 in Sam Darnold‘s first start of the season.
The Panthers improved to 4-8, while the Broncos fell to 3-8.
The Broncos had 246 yards, with Wilson going 19-of-35 for 142 yards and a touchdown, which came with 3:19 left on a 1-yard pass to Brandon Johnson. Wilson also lost a fumble. The Broncos were playing without injured receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler.
Courtland Sutton had six catches for 75 yards to the lead the team.