3 stats that stood out in Denver Broncos win vs Chargers
Denver Broncos key stats vs. Chargers: Run-Pass Ratio
If there’s one thing on the offensive side of the ball that the Denver Broncos pride themselves on, it’s running the football.
For the game, the team had a run-pass ratio of 33:25. 33 rushing attempts to 25 passing attempts. The Broncos averaged 4.5 yards per carry, including Melvin Gordon‘s 4.9-yard average. Gordon ran the ball 17 times for 83 yards and added a 16-yard run which led both teams.
Rookie second-rounder Javonte Williams had 14 carries for 54 yards and a long of 12 yards. He averaged a yard less than Gordon in Sunday’s win with 3.9 yards per attempt.
Teddy Bridgewater had a scramble of his own that went for 11 yards and a touchdown.
Even in the passing game, Javonte Williams led the way with three receptions on four targets for 57 yards, but 42 of those yards were off of one reception alone.
At the end of the day, it just was not an overly impressive day in terms of passing the football. It felt as if the Broncos probably could have won the game off of just running the ball the entire day.
Some will view this as a negative, but the truth is that if something is working, you just don’t change it. I’m pleasantly surprised with how well the Broncos run game performed on Sunday against the Chargers. The team found something that worked and used it to their advantage to get the win.