The Denver Broncos won their preseason opener in the Hall of Fame Game over the Atlanta Falcons. What can we take away from this game?
Denver Broncos football is back!
It was not the exact brand of football everybody wants to see, but it was Denver Broncos football nonetheless, and a decent evaluating tool for players who have been competing for roster spots and roles on the team in training camp.
As Ty Walden wrote right after the game, the Broncos obviously won in shocking fashion 14-10 in what ended up being a penalty-filled, slow-going, somewhat painful game overall, but there were things to take away, believe it or not.
Here are a few things we’ll be highlighting in this post and some things you need to know about this game.
- Vic Fangio coached despite having a kidney stone earlier in the day
- Starters on both sides of the ball played (Connor McGovern, Dalton Risner, Garett Bolles, Jeff Heuerman, Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris)
- RB Devontae Booker (3rd RB on depth chart) did not play
- Captains for the game were Heuerman, DL DeMarcus Walker, and LB Joe Jones
- 22 rookies made NFL debuts for the Broncos in this game
- DL Billy Winn and LB Joe Jones required MRIs for injuries suffered in the game.
- It was reported before the game that RB Theo Riddick would sign later this week.
What stood out in this game from the Broncos’ perspective? What can we take away moving forward?