The Denver Broncos offense has looked a bit off. The defense has looked good. But Denver finds themselves in a struggle against the Detroit Lions.
For the first time in what seems like a long time, the Denver Broncos will get to spend the holiday season at home for a long period of time. They finished the road schedule last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Two winnable home games against the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders remain on the schedule.
But that is why teams play the game. And so far, the Denver Broncos have struggled a bit in the early going against the Detroit Lions. Early in the week, the Broncos were seven point favorites. They moved up to eight before kickoff, but have not played like a dominating team.
There was a slow start by both offenses. Denver’s defense had the bend but not break mentality, which resulted in a field goal. However, it was the third phase of the game that put the Broncos in a hole.
Detroit was able to get a 64 yard punt return for a touchdown early in the second quarter. That brought the lead to 10-0. Even as I write this, I am uncertain how the Denver Broncos allowed that touchdown. However, Denver was able to bounce back and score a touchdown on a Royce Freeman touchdown. Brandon McManus would later tie the game on a 34 yard field goal just before halftime.
As far as Drew Lock goes, he has looked good after a slow start to this game. He truly looks solid and I truly hope that he works out for the Denver Broncos. It would make it a bit easier for the Broncos to progress and get back to the postseason. Dre’Mont Jones has record two sacks in the game as well, so he’s my defensive performer for the first 30 minutes.
Denver will get the football to start the second half. Hopefully, they can secure win number six of the season. Let’s go Broncos!