Mistakes slow Broncos
Menelik Watson: The offensive tackle, signed by the Broncos in free agency, allowed a sack on his first play and was flagged for an illegal hands to the face penalty later in the opening drive.
Running game: The Broncos struggled to open up holes in the running game, tallying only 40 yards on 15 carries in the first half, an average of just 2.7 yards per carry.
Penalties: There was little offensive rhythm to be found for the Broncos for much of the game, and penalties did them no favors. They were penalized seven times for 46 yards in the first half alone, miscues that consistently stunted drives.