4 major takeaways from Titans vs. Broncos matchup in Week 1

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1. Broncos Must Execute Better in the Clutch

In a relatively low scoring matchup, it’s vital to make the most of each possession down the stretch. The Broncos had numerous chances to overtake the lead from the Titans towards the end of this game but failed to deliver.

Starting from their own 25-yard line, the Broncos pulled off an impressive drive early in the fourth quarter — resulting in a touchdown. From that point, Denver managed to lead the Titans with 14-13 being the score. It was all downhill from there, though.

The Titans were forced to three-and-out on their first position since losing the lead, and actually did so on consecutive possessions. Meanwhile, the Broncos came up empty on both of their drives during this stretch, which ultimately afforded Tennessee a go-ahead field goal with roughly 17 seconds left.

If the Broncos aim to be successful against some of the NFL’s better squads, they’re going to have to elevate their offense in clutch time. Failing to score on multiple possessions down the stretch is a tough failure.

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