Denver Broncos: More key players suffer injuries in loss to Ravens
The Denver Broncos are quickly becoming one of the NFL’s most injured teams.
The Broncos entered Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens already missing several key players. Wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler are down and Bradley Chubb is still out of the lineup. Both of the team’s starting guards, Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow, also missed Sunday’s game.
Just before halftime, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down and was being evaluated for a concussion. First-round pick Patrick Surtain was also injured in the defeat.
We have discussed these injuries becoming a growing concern before, but they are really starting to pile up with 13 regular-season games still yet to be played.
The injuries helped contribute to a dismal performance against Baltimore and they looked nothing like the team that got out to a 3-0 start. Is that because they finally faced good competition? That will be the narrative the national media runs with.
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The Ravens came into the game as one of the league’s worst pass defenses. The Broncos managed to throw for just 106 yards in the game. It was reminiscent to many Broncos games fans have suffered through over the last several years as the defense played fairly well but the offense just could not move the football.
Though Lamar Jackson threw for over 300 yards in the game, the Broncos held Baltimore to just 23 points and they forced the Ravens to settle for three field goals. The Denver offense just could not put any points on the board.
The injury to Bridgewater is the most concerning at this point. Though it is a concussion he was being evaluated for, his status for next week’s game will be up in the air.
The Broncos go on the road in Week 5 to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.