End of the Road for Broncos? $245,000,000 Russell Wilson Defends Teammates for the Umpteenth Time Amid 16th Successive Loss & Horrible Start

Published 10/13/2023, 10:14 AM EDT

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It’s tough to beat the reigning and defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs, especially for Russell Wilson and Co. That’s 16 straight losses, the longest active losing streak by one team against another in the NFL. The latest defeat came on Thursday night. The Chiefs held the Broncos to just eight points in a 19-8 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. As the Broncos drop down to the last position in the AFC West, quarterback Russell Wilson’s dreams are hanging by the thread.

9× Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVIII champion with the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson joined the Broncos last season in a blockbuster trade. But after Week 6, Russell Wilson and team find themselves 1-5. HC Sean Payton’s schemes feel out of date and Wilson’s defense of his squad is all too repetitive. Something must give!

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Wilson is once again putting up amazing numbers this season. 1.305 yards for 12 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. The 34-year-old is continuously being let down by the Broncos’ structure and the lack of urgency by his teammates. However, the QB still keeps shielding them.

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“Guys up front I thought did a really good job being physical. It’s a really defense, really good defensive front too. And linebackers do a good job. I thought our guys did a really good job battling with those guys (Chiefs) play after play,” Wilson said at the post-game press conference.

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Wilson believes that the Broncos can make a turnaround. If Russell Wilson and team, have any hopes of making to playoffs, that turnaround must begin with their next game. Fortunately, the next one is at home.

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The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to visit the Broncos for a cross-divisional game next week. The Packers themselves are not having the best of the seasons. With Aaron Rodgers departing for the Jets, 24-year-old Jordan Love has been thrust into the starter position. The Packers are currently 2nd in the NFC North with a 2-3 record.

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If Wilson wants to relive the glory of Super Bowl victory as he did in 2014, the Broncos’ fortunes will need to be changed dramatically. And Wilson has to take up the leadership role in that and not let the sub-par performances of his teammates be neglected anymore.


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That next game will be a tough one, as the Broncos host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. The Broncos will need a divine intervention this time around, coz it seems that the team’s luck is running out fast! The game with the Packers is sure to be a thrilling game, nevertheless.

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Written by:

Utkarsh Tiwari


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Utkarsh Tiwari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is interested in covering off-court and entertainment topics. A fan of the NFL at heart, Utkarsh intends to talk about the NFL stars and their ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories.
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Garima Yadav