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Eliot Shorr-Parks/NJ.com September 29, 2013 at 8:28:12 PM EDT

 

 

It was a shoot-out just like everyone expected.

 

"There were a couple critical drops and critical penalties that hand cuffed us offensively," Kelly said.

"You can't afford to trade field goals for touchdowns with this team," Kelly said of the Denver offense.

"It changed the whole dynamic of the game," Vick said. "If we score there, it is still a game."

"We are still going at the same pace," Vick said. "We just have to execute."

What they need to start doing to execute better isn't clear. Kelly said after the game that he thought Vick played well, and the numbers support it as he went 14/27 for 248 yards to go along with 41 yards rushing. As for the receivers, Kelly also said he didn't think they were to blame.

One area to look might be the offensive line.

Vick was on the run plenty against the Broncos and in addition to taking numerous hits, was sacked three times. When asked how he thought the offensive line did, Vick did not exactly stand up and defend his teammates.

"I would like to have more time, but I have to go with what I got," Vick said.

"We aren't sitting here saying 'holy smokes the season is over," Kelly said.

It might be, however, if the offense doesn't turn things around- and quick.

 

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