Denver Broncos stock report after devastating loss to Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos, although now dropping two in a row, may have lost a tough 22-16 game to the Kansas City Chiefs, but it is clear that even in defeat, the Denver Broncos arguably played their best football of the season.
Of course, losing gets one nowhere in the NFL, and it is looking as if the Broncos will be fighting with the Los Angeles Chargers for third place rights in the AFC West this season, and will be missing the playoffs for the fifth season in a row.
However, let’s get to the stock report, and see whose stock is up and whose is down after the close primetime contest.
Denver Broncos Stock Up
Melvin Gordon, RB
It is a well-known fact that Melvin Gordon has had a tumultuous first year with the Denver Broncos, and may have questioned if the move was right for the team.
However, there were no complaints about Flash Gordon after this one. Gordon finished the night with 131 yards, although unfortunately, he did not score, but he nearly punched it in twice on one drive.
Gordon finished the first half with over 100 rushing yards already, and although was quieter in the second half, still ended averaging 8.7 yards per carry. This game was by far Gordon’s best this season. This was also a game where we saw Shurmur work to establish the ground game early on, and continue to give the runningbacks looks throughout the contest.
Now that we have seen Gordon’s ability that he displayed with the Chargers, shine through for the Broncos, let’s hope we see more of this as the season winds down, and perhaps even in 2021.