do yes-but pause.
“People don’t Fear Denver,” said CBS Sports analyst Jonathan Jones when asked where the 3-0 Broncos NFL stands in the less elevated parts of the nation. “They’re afraid of heights. They have the last type of home field advantage in the NFL, they’re afraid. But they haven’t stirred fear into the hearts of other teams in five years or six years.
“But if (they) conquer this Ravens…”
Show them, Broncos.
scare them again.
“When I was coaching with the Chargers, we had a year where we went 4-12 and the next year (2004) we came back and we were 12-4,” recalled Pro Football Hall of Fame wideout James Laughton. did. Will help call the Broncos-Ravens for CBS on Sunday at Mile High at Empower Field. “We haven’t changed much in terms of the people in the building.
“When the schedule came (in 2005), I was in my wide receiver room and I was talking to him about it. (Pundit) were saying, ‘You guys have to go back-to-back playing Pittsburgh, and then you have to play New England.’
“I told the players, ‘No, they have to play we.’
“And I think once you get into that mindset, ‘they have to play’ we.‘ … I’m pretty sure (coach) Vic Fangio is taking those guys.
make a statement. Put up a flag
Baltimore (2-1) has averaged 12 wins per year over the past three seasons. Ravens boss John Harbaugh, starting his 14th season at Crab Country, has become a fixture of consistency in a league that chews and spits out smokeless tobacco like coaches.
Since 2019, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is 26-7 as an NFL starter. Seven defeats came to teams that posted a combined record of 65–34 (.657).
Number 8 does not make fools suffer happily. Or pretenders.
Let them forget how wretched giants, jaguars and jets are. Remind them how far you got those three teams.
“I think (Denver fans) should be really excited,” Laughton said of the Broncos’ first 3-0 start since 2016. “It’s like someone tells you you have to return Christmas presents. You don’t.”
You can only play what is in front of you. Yes, yes. We know: The G-Men, Jags, and Jets were tied 0-10 over the weekend to headline the NFL’s Three Stooges. Here’s the part that starts to shine on the front border and elsewhere: Broncos Too Tied for NFL lead in points differential (plus-50) with Buffalo heads into Week 4.
They haven’t just beaten the league’s drags. He has them lobotomized.
That’s what good teams do.
“You know that? Somebody’s bad,” said Laughton. “You could be in that corner.”
You could be Jet rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. The former BYU star channeled Garth Algar, the white sidekick of the movie “Way’s World” during his postgame news conference at Empower Field last Sunday — humble, subdued, and absolutely shell-shocked.
After Broncos 26, Jets 0, the poor kid looked like he wanted to run from flatirons and hitchhikes to Provo. Anything to stop you going back to the Big Apple.
“And the Broncos played well,” Laughton continued. “He’s worked on the offense, and it hasn’t been easy offensively.
“Teddy (Bridgewater) has had a hard time. You had a big run by Melvin Gordon (in week 1), but other than that, it’s been a very short run, some that are (paused) behind the line of scrimmage, where running is a struggle. Everyone is doing their job.”
Skeptics think Steady Teddy has joined a time machine and took us all back five years. That Fangio and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, a pair of old dogs, still have new tricks.
“I think they are the least impressive of the undefeated teams,” Jones said. “I think (3-0) Carolina knocked them out with that margin. But in the same breath, I would say it doesn’t matter. Certainly, the win against Baltimore is legitimate.”
Confess to the opponents that this team is legit. That next man up Can take a stick and run like the wind. That Cortland Sutton knee and Tim Patrick’s hand in it for the long haul. That this offensive line can catch on with gum, piano strings and quince meringues.
“We haven’t made the schedule, we’re just playing the game,” Broncos star Von Miller offered a few days ago. “We have some tough teams coming in – the Ravens, the Steelers, then the Raiders. So we have had enough time to show what kind of team we are.”
Make them believe. Christmas come early.