Special teams recovered from their week 10 disaster and the defence were better also. However, the struggles of the offence were once again in evidence, costing the Broncos the game, Brock Osweiler his starting job and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy his position with the Broncos.
The Chargers treated their fans to another heart breaking loss on Sunday as they conspired to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game was in the palm of coach Anthony Lynn’s hands late in the fourth quarter, but instead of celebrating a fourth win of the season, the 3-6 Bolts are left picking up the pieces from a gut-wrenching 20-17 overtime defeat in Florida.
Another week, another shambles. With a humbling 41-16 defeat to the Patriots, any hopes of a turnaround for the Broncos can be put to bed for this season.
Finally, after weeks of hoping, the offence and defence played at a similar level. Unfortunately, it was the defence who changed their performance to match that of the offence.
As this site is called Gridiron AND Gravy, I think I’ll start with the Gravy this week and get to the rather less palatable Gridiron after.
With the dismantling of Halloween decorations and centrepieces complete, we had a surfeit of pumpkin to manage. Thankfully I am a huge fan of roast pumpkin.
So, with the Broncos and Eagles game about to kick off, I set the TV to record and sat down with my family to baked potatoes, roast pumpkin, mashed turnip, and roast chicken. Topped off with the previously mentioned gravy, it was the perfect start to a Sunday evening.
Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there.
The Chargers slipped to 3-5 when their three game winning run come to an end at New England on Sunday, the Bolts blowing a good chance to defeat the reigning Super Bowl champions. Once more bad decision making and a lack of experience proved costly but there were was still a lot to enjoy about the 21-13 loss.