Denver Broncos: Team doesn’t get the best grades vs. Ravens

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos, Courtland Sutton
Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos Offense grade, D+

It was not exactly a failing grade for the team on offense, but the Denver Broncos struggled to put anything together for three and a half quarters. Hopefully, Denver can bounce back and perform the way the first three weeks went down.

On Sunday, Baltimore simply knocked the Broncos out of their game plan. It seemed like they scrapped everything which worked and went with “Plan F” which failed miserably Sunday.

The Denver Broncos’ best success is running the football and using play-action off that. Once Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury the team still never managed to do anything successful. For almost the entire game the Broncos’ offense seemed to be in third and long every possession.

It does not matter what you do offensively. If you operate like that for close to an entire game the offense will stall consistently all throughout. Pat Shurmur abandoned the running game which was working and when they used play-action it was either at the free rusher or the wrong time.

Simply due to why the offensive grade is D+ and not even worse is because of the Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams duo. They continue to show how good of a duo they can be together.

Williams already made one of the most impressive runs against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last Sunday was ten times better than that versus the Baltimore Ravens. Williams re-enacted almost every single Spike from “Little Giants” run.

He bounced off multiple defenders and carried a player for more than ten yards into the end zone. Thankfully it resulted in a score. The lone score of the game.