During the final five games of the season, the Denver Broncos’ offense averaged 24.2 points per game and obviously found some footing. The last chunk of games from the Broncos’ offense proved to be encouraging, to say the least.
They actually looked like a competent unit for once, and it was nice to see them go out on a high note with their week 18 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, who ridiculously played their starters for most of the game in what was already a meaningless game for them coming in.
The Broncos’ point totals over the last five games were 28, 24, 14, 21, and 31. Ironically, their 31 points and 471 total yards gained were a season-high. Justin Outten was calling plays on offense and turns out, he actually seems to have an idea of what he’s doing.
One thing that sticks out to me, and perhaps the leading factor of the team’s offense playing well was their rushing totals over the last five games. They rushed for 700 yards during this stretch, which averages out to 140 yards per contest.
Over their previous 12 games, the Broncos rushed for an average of 103 yards per game. Clearly, this uptick in rushing had something to do with their elevated point totals. The team was able to establish the run during this time, which did indeed open up the passing game, and we saw the Broncos burn the Chargers for a plethora of deep throws in week 18.
Russell Wilson was even more productive too. He did not play against the Arizona Cardinals a few weeks ago, but over the final four weeks, Wilson had 10 total touchdowns, eight passing, and two rushing.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy just finished off a career year with a masterful performance against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This was so nice to see with how banged up and inconsistent the Denver Broncos’ offense was for 75% of the season and could give a bit of momentum into next year. The team now has a good bit of film on playing efficient offense, so this could be used for whoever the new coaching staff might be to get the most out of this unit.