Recap: The Broncos fell to 1-2 after seeing the Titans come back late in the game. The Broncos were competitive and they could have easily won this game. But, in the end, it was a loss for a team that is now 1-2 heading in to a tough stretch of the schedule, beginning with a Week 4 trip to Green Bay to face the defending Super Bowl champions. Frankly, it may be too much to ask for Denver to win this game. But it will be a confidence builder if it can stay competitive.
Biggest area to fix: Denver needs to run the ball better. Coach John Fox likes to control the clock with the ground game, but he needs to see better results. Denver had just 59 yards rushing on 23 carries. Willis McGahee had 52 yards on 22 carries. That clearly will not cut it. Denver needs Knowshon Moreno to get healthy from a hamstring injury to see if he can spark the Denver ground game.
Biggest area to build on: Give Denver’s defense credit: It is improving. It held Chris Johnson to 21 yards rushing Sunday. Denver is 16th in the NFL in total defense after three games. That is a good start for a team that was No. 32 last year. I expect this unit to get better as the season goes on.
What to watch for: Expect the Kyle Orton detractors to get loud again. He has not been effective. Denver has kept him the starter because it thinks he gives the team the best chance to win. But the truth is, Orton is 4-12 in his last 16 starts. Expect the cries calling to give Tim Tebow a chance to continue this week.