Denver Broncos keys to victory against the Bengals

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DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 12: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Denver Broncos kneels during the tribute to the late former Denver Broncos player Demaryius Thomas before the game between the Detroit Lions and the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on December 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos Keys to Victory Against the Cincinnati Bengals

2. Teddy Bridgewater, QB

Teddy Bridgewater needs to have his best game of the season for the Denver Broncos.

The Bengals offense is inevitable, so Teddy is going to have to manufacture multiple touchdown drives for Denver, and may even have to play from behind.

I look to Bridgewater’s game against the Jaguars earlier in the season as what I think he’ll need to do for this team to have a chance.  He cannot turn the ball over.  He’s only thrown two interceptions in the past six games, so I think he can continue that streak.

He’ll need to take shots downfield as well.  We haven’t seen this in a while, but Teddy needs to get Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick involved in this game.

Teddy does have enough in him to have a stellar game.  He’s played exceptionally well on multiple occasions this season and will need to muster everything he has against the Bengals.

This also means not taking ugly sacks, making accurate throws, two things he struggled with a bit on Sunday.

I recently wrote a piece talking about Teddy Bridgewater’s game.  While he is largely an average quarterback best, he has shown instances of being above average at times.  What’s nice about the Broncos’ current roster is that the team generally doesn’t need to rely a whole lot on Teddy, but sometimes he needs to do more than what he’s accustomed to.

On Sunday, the Broncos will need their best version of Teddy to win this game.  He does have it in him, and I personally would not be surprised to see a strong game come Sunday.