Denver Broncos vs Washington Redskins: Four storylines to follow
By Andrew Wade
Despite starting 0-2, there is optimism as the Denver Broncos prepare for Washington on Friday. Here are the four storylines to follow in game three.
The Denver Broncos are currently winless, but there is excitement growing in Denver. Sure, there are still a lot of things to clean up, but after a disappointing first game against the Vikings, Denver showed signs of life in game two.
Outside of Lynch-led offenses, the team moved the ball well and mistakes were minimized. Keenum alleviated some initial first game overreactions by leading two scoring drives. Meanwhile, Chad Kelly looked like a potential heir to the throne or at least a great backup.
Rookie wide receiver Courtland Sutton didn’t make a spectacular catch but did draw a pass interference call from the defense. He would later score on a bullet from Kelly.
Additionally, the tight end position came alive and Jeff Heuerman made people forget that he has been firmly on the roster bubble (at least in the eyes of fans). His catches were routine catches, but his post-catch runs were incredible. Bears defenders were getting chucked at the expense of Heuerman’s arms.
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Furthermore, the defense did a fantastic job through the first three quarters. Star corner Chris Harris sat out, but we did get to see All-Pro Von Miller play a few snaps. Miller’s counterpart Bradley Chubb even recorded his first sack, albeit on a broken play.
Unfortunately, the third-string defense got more than they could handle in the fourth. Savvy and much-respected veteran backup Chase Daniels stayed in the game to lead the Bears on two scoring drives in the waning minutes.
Game two provided a lot of positives, but as we head into game three, questions remain. Here are four storylines to follow on Friday night.