After watching the replay of the Denver Broncos comeback win over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, and there was one thing that jumped out at me. Obviously it was a great win, and maybe even a season changing win, but it’s even more than that.
What struck me as I watched the second half was that the Broncos became a team on Monday night and that should scare the rest of the NFL. Through the first five games, the Broncos were trying to figure out who they were as a team. On Monday night, they came together and started playing for each other.
During the second half, there were offensive linemen running to the end zone to congratulate receivers. Those same offensive linemen were running down field to make sure their teammates were not getting any unnecessary abuse after the play. The offense was on the sideline urging on the defense and vice versa.
It sounds like something minor, and maybe it has the smell of college rah-rah stuff, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work on the professional level as well.
The Broncos won a big game on Monday night but in retrospect, the way they did it might have been the best thing that ever happened to this group. It remains to be seen what will happen over the next ten games, but there may have been a very special bond formed among 53 football players. Special seasons happen when talent is combined with people who care about one another, we saw that take place on Monday night.
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