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this was the Denver Broncos' defense.Neither could Chris Harris Jr. Denver Broncos Womens T-Shirt , Shane Ray or anyone else on that side of the ball.A 34-16 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday in which they allowed 512 yards 鈥?including a whopping 323 on the ground 鈥?had the Broncos wondering what went wrong."We're usually a pretty stout defense," Miller said. "Today, we weren't. We got gashed over the top two or three times today. Yeah, it was a rough one."Denver came in with the 17th overall defense, but was eighth against the run. Watching Isaiah Crowell scamper all over the field for a Jets-record 219 yards on 15 carries was stunning."We start fast, but we can't maintain it," Harris said. "They ran the ball great today and we gave up too many big plays in the passing game. We can't allow a team to run the ball like that. That's not our standard."No, this definitely isn't the Orange Crush.These Broncos were simply crushed."Too many big plays," Harris said. "We have to rally the troops and start from square one. We have to figure out who wants to be here and who wants to change this. I'm all in. I want to win."Denver has now lost three straight and was coming off a defeat to Kansas City in which the Broncos blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead."It's very frustrating," Ray said. "We're trying to be the best team that we can possibly be. And today, we didn't put it all together. We didn't put it together well at all. I don't know what it is team-wise or what's going on. This is not who we are."This isn't even the team we were last week."In this one, the Jets turned the ball over on their second play from scrimmage when Adam Gotsis knocked the ball out of Bilal Powell's hands and recovered at New York's 20. Three plays later, Case Keenum found Courtland Sutton in the end zone from 8 yards out to give Denver a 7-0 lead.The Broncos kept the Jets off the scoreboard in the first quarter, but then New York took advantage of an ugly 20-yard punt early in the second by Colby Wadman Denver Broncos Hats , who replaced the injured Marquette King. Crowell took the handoff, scooted to the left sideline and zipped into the end zone for a 77-yard touchdown.On New York's next possession, Sam Darnold found Robby Anderson streaking down the field uncovered and connected for a 76-yard TD that put New York ahead 14-7 with 10:46 left in the half."Anyone who saw the game knows it wasn't good enough," safety Justin Simmons said. "It's not what we do. We've got to be better. It wasn't anything we weren't expecting. We were undisciplined. We weren't gap sound in the run game. Credit to them for making the plays, but it wasn't anything that had us rattled. We just didn't make the plays that we had to."And this was against a Jets offense that had struggled mightily the last few weeks.They had only 178 total yards in a 31-12 loss at Jacksonville last Sunday, including just 34 on the ground."It's one of those moments where you really can't put words to it," Ray said, "because, obviously, I felt like this is a team we should beat 鈥?no disrespect to them."The Jets' offensive line not only opened holes all day for the running game, but it kept Darnold's jersey mostly clean.Denver had just one sack, shared by Derek Wolfe and Domata Peko, and Miller had his third straight game without taking down a quarterback."I feel like we've been close all season, but they don't keep track of being close Denver Broncos Womens Hoodie ," Miller said. "They keep track of stats 鈥?turnovers, sacks 鈥?and I just haven't been worth anything the last couple of weeks."While the Broncos were clearly angry about the loss, coach Vance Joseph insisted the locker room will be OK 鈥?and the team will be able to turn it around quickly."It's not going to be difficult, guys," Joseph said. "We're not going to fall for the noise. We came into this game on a short week after an emotional loss on Monday. We can't surrender to this. That's what the public thinks. That's what the perceptions are. We have no excuses today. We didn't play good and it showed up."That team wanted it more than our football team today."Next up for the Broncos are the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams, who will present another test for a defense that is looking for a rebound."I'm ready," Harris said. "I don't care who we play. Whoever I have to guard, line them up. I'm ready to do my thing." KANSAS CITY (3-0) at DENVER (2-1)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPNOPENING LINE — Kansas City by 3陆RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 3-0, Denver 0-2-1SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 61-55LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Broncos 27-24, Dec. 31, 2017LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat 49ers 38-27; Broncos lost to Ravens 27-14AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 2, Broncos No. 19CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7) Womens Customized Denver Broncos Jerseys , RUSH (15), PASS (7).CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (18T), PASS (31T).BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11T), RUSH (3), PASS (16).BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (4), PASS (22).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs winners of five straight in series following seven straight losses. ... Chiefs third NFL team to score 38 or more points in first three games (2007 Patriots, 1967 Colts). ... QB Patrick Mahomes has NFL record 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions. Mahomes leads league with 137.4 passer rating. ... Mahomes made first NFL start Dec. 31 at Denver. ... RB Kareem Hunt has 796 scrimmage yards, five TDs in seven games vs. AFC West teams. ... WR Tyreek Kill has two TD runs, TD catch and KR-TD in three career games versus Denver. ... LB Justin Houston had two sacks, two forced fumbles last week. ... Denver QB Case Keenum threw for 271 yards, TD in only career game against Chiefs (in 2013 with Texans). ... Keenum has five interceptions this season after throwing just seven in 2017 for Vikings. ... Rookie RB Royce Freeman had TD run last week after rookie RB Phillip Lindsay's ejection for throwing punch in pile. Lindsay was first undrafted player in league history to eclipse 100 scrimmage yards in first two NFL games. ... Broncos disappointed in P Marquette King's pedestrian stats www.thebroncosfootballauthentic.com , brought in practice squad punter during week to push him to play better. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders had first career rushing TD last week against Baltimore. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has TD catch in five of last six home games. Since 2012, Thomas ranks second in league with 491 catches, third with 7,963 yards, and fifth with 52 TD receptions. ... LB Von Miller tied for league lead with four sacks. Miller has eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss versus Kansas City. ... DE Derek Wolfe had eight tackles, sack in last home start against Kansas City. ... Rookie LB Bradley Chubb had first full sack as pro last week. ... CB Chris Harris Jr. was critical of defensive calls last week, suggesting Broncos weren't disguising intentions well enough and were easy pickings for opposing QBs — who have completed 70 percent of passes against Denver. ... Fantasy tip: In two road starts, Mahomes has 582 yards passing, 10 TD throws and zero interceptions for 143.3 passer rating.
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