The Denver Broncos start off the regular season 1-0, earning the win against the New York Giants, 27-13. The offense looked great tonight, along with the defense, which only gave up 7 points until Daniel Jones ran it in for a TD with one second remaining in the game.
The only “loss” the Denver Broncos suffered was Jerry Jeudy suffering a high ankle sprain that can sideline him between 6-8 weeks. He was looking good out there but we can expect him to return with a vengeance.
Teddy Bridgewater won some fans in his performance against the Giants. He was 28/36 for 264 yards passing with two touchdown passes. If Bridgewater can continue to play like he did Sunday afternoon, the Broncos will be in great shape this season.
It was awesome to see the defense at first hand as they played well together. A few hiccups here and there but nonetheless, they held their ground defensively. It looks like Vic Fangio will lead this unit to be number one in red-zone defense again as they were stellar in those moments.
There were some great offensive and defensive plays that were made tonight from Denver. A few fourth-down conversions, extending the play, forcing a turnover, and more. Here are the top three plays of the game for Week 1.
Denver Broncos top 3 plays vs. the Giants
3. Josey Jewell knocks the ball out and Malik Reed recovers the fumble in a crucial moment in the game.
When the Broncos needed a turnover the most, they got it. As the Giants are nearly in the red zone, the defense needs to prevent them from getting this game to a one-possession game. On 1st and 10, Jones scrambles forward and gets the ball punched out by Josey Jewell. Malik Reed ends up recovering the fumble in a much-needed time as Denver prevented this game from becoming a close one.
The offense will end up getting a FG on the ensuing drive. This top play was arguably a 10-point swing as the Giants were looking for a touchdown to get this game within three. One of many great plays from the defense.
2. Teddy Bridgewater extends the play and finds a way to complete the pass to KJ Hamler for the first down.
Bridgewater had a lot of great plays himself but this one makes it into the top three. When the Broncos looked like they were going 3-and-out, Bridgewater had other plans.
Bridgewater escapes the pocket and is getting chased down by a defender. He proceeds to stiff-arm him and extend the play, just to throw a cross-body pass to KJ Hamler for a first down. This was an awesome play from Bridgewater as many have criticized him for the lack of extending plays in his career. This was arguably one of the best completions in the game and the whole week.
1. Teddy Bridgewater gets enough room from the defender to convert a 4th and 1 on the goal-line for a touchdown.
The top play of the game goes to the fourth-down conversion from Bridgewater to Albert Okwuegbunam.
On the three-yard line, Fangio elected to go for it again as the Denver Broncos were having success on fourth downs throughout the game. On the play-action, Bridgewater gets a defender in his face within seconds. He scrambles a bit and stiff arms a defender just enough to get room for a checkdown to Okwuegbunam.
He catches it and fights for the first down and more and gets the biggest touchdown of the game.
Earlier, Okwuegbunam fumbled near the goal line in the first half and turned it over. It cost the Denver Broncos then, but he made up for it on the biggest play of the game.
The Denver Broncos are looking real good as the season is coming around the corner. The most important games are weeks one, two, and three and here is why.
The Denver Broncos play the Jaguars next in Jacksonville. In a winnable game, Denver needs to carry this momentum into Week 2 for another win.