Background: For those of you who didn’t watch Monday Night Football last night, you missed one hell of a game. The Broncos had a terrible first half. They didn’t put a single point on the board and turned the ball over three times, two of which directly resulted in TDs for San Diego. The Chargers looked great and were making a fool out of the Broncos in every sense of the word. After half time, two very different teams emerged from the locker room. The Broncos then put up 35 unanswered points, and the Chargers turned the ball over six times, resulting in a Broncos victory. The second half performance tied for the fourth-biggest regular season comeback in NFL history. Like I said, one hell of a game.
I adore you, but I have a major bone to pick with you. This abuse has gone on way too long and, frankly, I feel cheated. It’s time one of us stood up and said it. Stop toying with my emotions. It’s rude, and it has to stop.
Like every relationship, ours has had its ups and downs. Some glorious victories, some atrocious losses, but this whole time we have stayed together. My undying devotion has kept me by your side through and through, but last night you took it too far.
I almost turned the game off at half time! Do you even know how serious that is? That’s how bad it was. You guys turned the ball over three times in the first half. Peyton hardly had a chance to touch the ball, and when he did, he threw a pick that was returned for a touchdown. And the tackle of the game goes to the turf for taking down Eric Decker on a perfect should-have-been touchdown.
I was embarrassed, but shame on me. You came right back and showed me just why I love you. Peyton, your first drive of the second half was flawless. Right after, the defense took the field and Elvis Dumervil stripped the ball from Phillip Rivers, and Tony Carter ran it back for a touchdown. That momentum never ceased.
Peyton, you went 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half. The defense had two touchdowns in the second half, which is, coincidentally, the same number of turnovers they were responsible for in the first. It’s hard to believe that this was the same Broncos team that was shaming me in the first half.
So please, just make it easier on me, on all of your fans, and stop playing with our emotions. You play like you did during the second half and we can extend this relationship deep into the postseason. So I’m calling on you, Broncos, as you head into your bye week – figure out what you did, and please, please keep it rolling.