The Broncos are coming off of a 3 game losing streak after a great start to the season, and are seeing their playoff chances dwindle. In a week 12 matchup at home against the Jets, the Broncos were able to win 21-14 and move to 7-4.
Julius Stewart has been playing great this season and showed it in this game, completing 15 passes out of 21 attempts for 214 yards. He also threw 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. Most of his incompletions were due to dropped passes. Stewart has been showing major improvement in accuracy.
After Jerick McKinnon had not been able to do much in the last couple weeks, Tarik Cohen got the start this week. He didn't get to do much though, leaving after only 3 carries with a PCL Strain, which he suffered on a big hit trying for a reception out of the backfield. After that, Jerick McKinnon came out and started off slow, but finished with 12 carries for 133 yards and 1 touchdown.
Carlos Henderson lead in receiving this week with 5 catches for 85 yards. Jake Butt also,had a solid game with 5 catches for 54 yards. Bennet Edebali had 3 catches for 48 yards and rookie Kasheem Boone had a touchdown with 2 catches for 24 yards.
The defense was able to get 2 interceptions this game. 1 from cornerback Brandon Langley and the other from safety Harrison Smith. Both of these players have been playing great this season. Langley, in his first season as a starter, has been a big surprise and now is second on the team with 4 INTs.
The defensive line had a tough time against the Jets offensive line and really couldn't do much, even when blitzing. However, the front seven was able to get a couple sacks, one each from Von Miller and Damon Harrison.
Brandon Marshall and Chris Harris each had 6 tackles. Behind them was rookie Cedric Norris, Von Miller, and K.C Hayward with 3 tackles a piece. K.C Hayward also had a forced fumble at the end of the game to end the Jets potential game winning drive.
Coming up in Week 13, the Bronocs are at home again to face the 5-6 Buccaneers. Tarik Cohen is expected to be available, but the coaching staff has a tough decision to make following McKinnons performance.