Fills on defense, field goal blocking team saves offense, coaches – The Denver Post
Offense – D
Seventeen points against a Washington team that entered Sunday after allowing a record 210 points? Bad. Will he escaped (recovered) -incomplet-fumble (lost) in the last offensive draft? Really bad. The Broncos offense couldn’t even take advantage of a defense that allowed 406 yards per game, winning just 273 of 51 games. The positives were the return of Jerry Jeudy (four catches at the top of the squad) and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (three catches) and a decent job on the third down (7 of 13). The first two records showed promise before being canceled by penalties and a sack. One mistake per possession will derail this offense.
Defense – B
A little elusive against Washington’s running game, which gained 112 yards on 24 attempts, but allowing a touchdown in a game is solid work. The Broncos have had only one takeaway during their four-game losing streak, but got two interceptions from safety Justin Simmons on Sunday, albeit on a late first-half assist from Hail Mary. and a desperation throw at fourth goal in the final minute. The pass rush had five sacks, tied for most this season, and defensive end Dre’Mont Jones, inmate without a sack in the first seven games, had 1 1/2 against Washington. Credit the defense, so disappointing during the losing streak, for winning this game twice.
Special teams – A
Two blocked field goals in the same game will still earn the Broncos an “A”. Shelby Harris blocked his second field goal in as many games and Dre’Mont Jones blocked a Washington attempt. Sam Martin averaged 41 yards at net in three attempts, including backing Washington inside his 10-yard line on two punts. Brandon McManus was wide from 52 yards, his first miss on a field goal or an extra point attempt this season. New punt returner Kendall Hinton returned 15 yards.
Framing – F
Give up 10 points and block two baskets in a win and still get a failure score? Absoutely. The final offensive offense was handled so poorly that it almost allowed Washington to force overtime or win the game if they had gone for a two-point conversion. It would have been a miserable loss for coach Vic Fangio to try to overcome, heading for Dallas with a five-game losing streak. As a defensive caller, Fangio got over not having multiple players, then lost cornerback Bryce Callahan late to make two final positions.