It’s still a week out from Halloween, but the Denver Broncos offense is starting to look like Frankenstein’s monster. After back-to-back losses, it may be aliiiiive.

The first quarter offensive woes continue for the Broncos, however, as once again they fell into a deficit through 15 minutes of play on Monday night against the Texans.

The Denver defense forced a pair of three-and-outs to open the game, but the Denver offense failed to get any momentum just as it has done all season long. By allowing a pair of Texans field goals, Denver extended it’s league-worst scoring differential in the first quarter of 47-13.

Trevor Siemian and the Broncos went three-and-out on their first three possessions despite trying to change up the play calling from previous weeks. Denver opened with five consecutive passes, but Siemian was unable to connect with any of his intended targets. The offensive line wasn’t doing the rest of the offense any favors, as they were whistled for four holding penalties, including two that negated third-down conversions.

Not only did the Broncos fail to score again in the first quarter, they didn’t even convert a first down until the :15 mark.

But when the second quarter rolled around, the Broncos seemingly turned on a switch. Once field position flipped the Broncos began to find their rhythm both in the running game and through the air.

A 10-play, 75-yard drive that involved five different offensive playmakers put Denver in the end zone on a seven-yard C.J. Anderson run.

The very next drive Denver turned right around and went another 68 yards on seven plays, including a 29-yard pass play to Emmanuel Sanders and a 12-yard run by Devontae Booker. Siemian found Demaryius Thomas for a five-yard touchdown on third down to give Denver a 14-6 lead.

It’s a bit premature to say that Denver’s offensive woes are over, and they certainly aren’t rampaging their way through a village any time soon, but at least there are signs of life – and a halftime lead.

Here’s what the team at MHS (and some of our favorite social media follows) had to say about the Denver game plan as the first quarter unfolded in an all-too-familiar way, and what they had to say when things started to pick up.

First quarter…

Second quarter…