Remaining opponents: 29--26
What's to like
The defense has given up more than one TD in only three games this year.
What's not to like
The offense has been stagnant, and there's no reason to think rookie quarterback Jay Cutler—who's replacing embattled starter Jake Plummer—is an immediate fix. Plus, for a player who's never thrown an NFL pass, Cutler isn't going to get much help: The once-powerful running is hit-or-miss, and wideout Javon Walker is the lone playmaker.
What to expect
The Broncos are fading fast. With instability at quarterback, they won't catch the Chargers and the Chiefs in the AFC West.