The Broncos offense is in turmoil.
The defense has been hit hard.
The offense is struggling.
The Broncos are a bad football team.
It’s been that way for years.
This season, though, the Broncos are 0-9 and 2-2 in games decided by a single point or less.
And for the second straight week, they were outscored 41-0 by the Patriots.
The Denver defense has allowed the Patriots to score 10 touchdowns, most in the NFL.
The Patriots are averaging 27 points per game.
They are also the NFL’s top scoring offense.
And while Denver has had some success against the Patriots this season, its defense is getting in the way.
They allowed 20 points and 39 total yards to the Broncos in the opener.
In the second game, the defense allowed the Broncos to score 21 points.
And this time, the offense did not have the luxury of playing with less than two minutes remaining.
The offensive line and wide receivers were unable to hold the Patriots offense to the field goal in overtime.
This is the third time in three seasons the Broncos have lost games decided on a field goal or less and have lost three in a row.
The team has lost its last five games at home.
The win against New England means the Broncos now trail the Patriots by one win, 20-20, in the AFC West.
Denver is 10-2 against the AFC South, but the Patriots have won three straight against Denver.
And in the past four meetings, the teams have combined for 11 turnovers.
New England is 8-2 at home, and it has scored at least 200 points in seven of its past eight games.
The two teams are both looking for their first victory of the season.
The victory against New Orleans on Monday night gave New England a 3-1 lead with 1:24 remaining.
It took three plays for Tom Brady to throw a touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell on third-and-3, and the Patriots took the ball up 38-28 with 1 minute, 30 seconds remaining.
Brady completed a 19-yard pass to Julian Edelman with 13 seconds remaining to give the Patriots a 21-20 lead.
New Orleans scored seven straight points, and New England tied the game with 6:34 remaining.
Tom Brady completed his 14th touchdown pass of the day to Dion Lewis on third down to give New England the ball at the New Orleans 1.
The New Orleans defense had trouble containing the Patriots on third downs this season.
They held New England to just 14 points on the ground and three short of the rushing total.
But they were unable, and Brady threw a pass that was intercepted by Jairus Byrd, who returned the interception 43 yards for a touchdown.
Brady also had a 27-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to give his team a 23-20 victory.
Tom Gower was sacked on third and short by Edelman, who scored a TD on a 3rd-and -8 play.
The Colts had a chance to seal the win with a touchdown on the next play, but Aaron Jones had a short field goal blocked by Ryan Clark, who made a great diving catch on the play.
New Mexico State’s Michael Oher caught a 39-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the game to give it a 24-21 lead.
The Raiders scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to tie it at 25-24.
New York’s offense scored the first two points of the game on a 2-yard run by Oher and a 4-yard punt return by Chris Hogan.
The next touchdown was a 44-yard bomb by O’Connor to open the fourth, and a 34-yarder by Brady to tie the game at 27-27 with 10:27 remaining.
New Jersey’s offense had a pair of touchdown drives in the first half.
The first was on third Down.
Brady threw an incomplete pass to Deion Sanders and then went to the ground with the ball.
Sanders came back and raced 50 yards for the score, and Tom Gowers completed a 26-yard completion to Edelman to make it 28-28.
The second drive was on the New York 1.
Brady took off running on third play from scrimmage on a 4th-and_1 play and came down with a 3 yard pass to Lewis.
Brady found Thomas Hightower in the end zone, who ran 26 yards for an easy touchdown.
The final drive, on the 1, was a quick 3-yard TD to Gower.
The Rams offense has had a bad start to the season, scoring just one touchdown against the Broncos this season and the Broncos having a two-game winning streak against the Rams.
But with New England on the ropes and New Jersey on the road, it seemed like the Raiders might have an advantage going into this game.
But the Patriots scored a late touchdown on a 5-yard strike to Thomas to make the score 27