What it means: Denver didn’t compete for the first time this season. It trailed Baltimore 17-0 and 31-10. The Broncos are now 2-3. It was much more competitive its two previous games.
What I didn’t like: The Broncos were beaten down on the ground. Denver was playing the run pretty well going into the game. But the Ravens ran the ball down the Broncos’ throats. The Ravens had 233 rushing yards on 47 carries, which was a 5.0 per carry average
What I liked: Denver quarterback Kyle Orton continues to perform at a high level. He threw for 314 yards and he wasn’t intercepted. He is having a terrific season. Making it even more impressive is Denver continues to get nothing from its run game. The Broncos, who entered the game ranked dead last in the NFL on the ground, had 39 yards on 13 carries. Denver just can’t run the ball, yet, Orton is finding a way to perform despite getting no help.
What’s next: The Broncos exit a tough stretch with a tough game against the Jets. The Broncos will hope to even their record to 3-3 by hosting the Jets on a short week. New York hosts the Vikings on Monday night.