The Denver Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, but certain players helped this team pull off an upset win. Who played well in this game for Denver?
The Denver Broncos lost a hard-fought game on Monday Night Football to the Kansas City Chiefs.
As devastating as the loss was, the Broncos had a number of individual players really step up and make plays that helped put the team in a position to win.
Which players came through and almost got the Broncos in position for the upset over the undefeated Chiefs? Let’s take a look.
Phillip Lindsay, RB
Phillip Lindsay continues to impress for the Broncos so far in his rookie season with no signs of slowing down whatsoever.
Lindsay finished with 14 total touches (12 carries, two receptions) with 79 total yards while averaging 5.75 yards per carry. Lindsay’s presence in this game against the Chiefs made it painfully obvious how big of a difference his being ejected from the Ravens game made on the overall outcome of that contest.
Lindsay is a legitimate rookie of the year candidate in the NFL this year, and he’s really gained the trust of the Broncos’ coaching staff to become the team’s number one back, even if the depth chart doesn’t reflect it.
He played 24 offensive snaps, most among the running backs, and also touched the ball more than any other offensive player on the team in this game (besides Case Keenum and Matt Paradis, of course).
Lindsay is a stud but the Broncos need to get him the ball more. He’s proven he can be effective both inside and outside the tackle box, and as a receiver. Yet so far this season, he has just five reps in the passing game, one of which went for the Broncos’ first touchdown of the season.
He had a rushing touchdown against the Chiefs, his second score of the year.