It's possible they'll go into the year believing they're playoff locks and even Lombardi Trophy contenders.
A team's season may be doomed before it even begins if it suffers a few early defeats or suffers crucial injuries.
Moreover, you know what? Ten NFL clubs have already suffered that fate this year, and we've found them!
The Russell Wilson era in Denver began disastrously in 2022, but the Broncos appeared ready to flip the page this season.
Most of Denver's formidable defense from last season returned, and the Broncos hired offensive guru and Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Payton in the hopes .
In Week 1 action, the Raiders of Las Vegas are a division rival. It was a good beginning for Denver.
For whatever reason, though, the squad let up after taking a halftime lead and ultimately lost by a score of 17-16.
At least they did before Week 2 against the Washington Commanders, when they stepped it up and lost a 21–3 lead.
Denver came back from a 17-point deficit to tie the game on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Wilson as time expired.