The Denver Broncos have an elite defense.
They have allowed just 17 points per game, which is second to just the San Francisco 49ers.
However, their offense continues to disappoint, which was on full display in Sunday’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Broncos have held opponents to 17 or fewer points in regulation 10 times this season.
They're 3-7 in those games.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 4, 2022
In ten games allowing 17 or fewer points, the Broncos have a 3-7 record.
Let’s take a look at what went wrong for them this week against the Ravens.
A Total Offensive Breakdown
First of all, the Broncos only scored nine points in their 10-9 loss to the Ravens.
While Russell Wilson’s stat line doesn’t make it look like he had a bad game (17/22, 189 yards, zero touchdowns, or interceptions), that does not tell the whole story.
The Broncos were forced to punt seven times yesterday, which was largely due to Wilson’s inability to move the ball effectively.
To make matters worse, their run game was nearly non-existent as well.
The Broncos had 28 rushing attempts for 88 yards, an average of just 3.14 yards per carry.
Overall, this was yet another bad game for Wilson and the Broncos’ offense.
They weren’t able to score a touchdown in this game.
Wilson has gone four games without a passing touchdown this season and has only thrown multiple touchdowns in a game on one occasion.
When the defense is playing as well as the Broncos have this season, one might think that they would be winning more games.
However, it’s increasingly difficult to win games when your quarterback is having the worst statistical season of his entire career.