Justin Simmons stepped up
Justin Simmons is still the best overall player on this football team and he did his part to keep the Broncos in it on Sunday, making two interceptions. One of those came in the end zone, thwarting a Ravens scoring chance.
The only problem is, he apparently needed to return those for touchdowns as well so that the Broncos, who never even got into the red zone in this game, could have gotten into the end zone.
Simmons also had four solo tackles on the day and a forced fumble.
Simmons recently turned 29 years old and could only have a few years left in his prime. He is still one of the best safeties in the entire league and gives the Broncos a tremendous option in the secondary for at least a bit longer.
Simmons’ first interception of the day led to a field goal. On his second, he picked off Tyler Huntley in the end zone, ending an 11-play Baltimore drive. On that play, a 2nd-and-7 from the Denver 29-yard line, Huntley threw it up for James Proche in the end zone but Simmons was in the right spot to make the catch.
He had interceptions on back-to-back Baltimore possessions but because the Broncos could only muster nine points on the day, the team still lost the battle.