Denver Broncos: Week 5 Position Grades

Oct 9, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) is sacked by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) in the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Falcons defeated the Broncos 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) is sacked by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) in the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Falcons defeated the Broncos 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Offensive Line Grade: F

Oct 2, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo (74) blocks as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence (57) rushes during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo (74) blocks as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence (57) rushes during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

After a four-sack performance from Vic Beasley, the offensive line had the poorest performances of any group in the game Sunday. Beasley channeled Khalil Mack against Ty Sambrailo, who is clearly not 100 percent at week five. The offensive line misses Donald Stephenson badly.

The Broncos’ running backs with Stephenson at right tackle averaged five yards a carry, but since his calf injury, the backs are now averaging three and a half yards a pop. This is a stark contrast for a team who misses their starting right tackle.

Paxton Lynch tried showing confidence in the offensive line yesterday, but failed miserably. Sometimes Lynch was on the ground before he could even make a decision of where to go with the ball.

Much like the loss to Virgil Green, the Broncos’ offensive line should get better when Stephenson comes back to the lineup. Ty Sambrailo at right tackle is not the answer. A C+ grade last week drops to a pathetic F because of the play by Sambrailo.