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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

The way things started for the Broncos' offense Sunday against Detroit, it brought back memories of losses to Oakland, Buffalo and Kansas City, when first downs were a chore, scoring was nearly impossible and any kind of deficit was insurmountable.

Down 10 points to the underdog Lions, who entered with seven consecutive losses, boos had begun to circulate.

Just as quickly, though, the Broncos woke up to seize control of an eventual 27-17 win over the Lions.

The football mistakes that haunted DaeSean Hamilton were finally exorcised Sunday at Mile High.

Begone, drops of Broncos games past. A brighter future awaits the speedy wide receiver.

"It's like getting a monkey off your back," Hamilton said. "But at the same time, I know I've always been able to do stuff like this."

Somehow, the team that had usually have been on the wrong end of close games, got to play spoiler and rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat the Lions, 27-17, at home.

Now well known in defensive coordinator rooms, Lindsay had 766 yards through 12 games this year. He had a big 15th game Sunday, though, and now has 958 yards and one more game to become the Broncos' first running back since Clinton Portis in 2002-03 to begin his career with back-to-back, 1,000-yard seasons.

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