NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: Denver Broncos

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Denver Broncos were all smiles through the first 6 weeks of the 2009 season when they got off to a fast 6-0 start. But those smiles were quickly wiped off their faces when they lost eight of their final 10 games and missed the playoffs.
Improving on last season's 8-8 record will not be an easy task for head coach Josh McDaniels, especially without last year's two best players. Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards and 10 scores, is now a Miami Dolphin, and first-team All-Pro linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who led the NFL with 17 sacks, could miss the entire 2010 season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Offense: The Broncos were just the 20th-best scoring offense in the NFL last season, averaging 20.4 points per game. Led by quarterback Kyle Orton, they did most of their damage through the air. Orton put together a solid 3,802-yard, 21 touchdown season while leading the 13th-best passing offense in the NFL.
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