Since there is much more bad than good in this week’s performance by the Broncos, why not get the bad out of the way?
While it doesn’t seem fair to criticize Allen too badly, as he is still a healthy step up from the washed up Joe Flacco, his stock is still down for this week, resulting as a factor of both poor play and poor decision making. He finished the day with 82 pass yards, zero touchdowns, an interception and a completion percentage of just 40%.
The interception was especially disappointing, as it killed the closest thing the Broncos had come to putting together a scoring drive, outside of the drive that resulted in the McManus field goal. Allen’s ability to scramble continues to impress, but today, it did not matter much. Allen was still incapable of extending drives or making big plays. The Bills’ Josh Allen was definitely the better Allen of the day.
Unfortunately, the strong connection he seems to have formed with Courtland Sutton was completely absent today, although he was able to create a couple of nice plays with Noah Fant. Overall, while Brandon Allen generated some excitement with his win over the Browns and his ability to hang with the Vikings, he does not appear to be the solution to the ever-changing carousel of Broncos QBs. For now, the carousel continues to turn.