Week 16 Game Review

by Darkbrawler | 7 months ago | 0 Comments

The Broncos entered Week 16 at 8-6 and in a must win situation if they want to make playoffs. They faced the 7-7 division rival Chiefs, which they lost to earlier in the season. 

Unfortunately for the Broncos, it ended in another loss, 28-20.  The Broncos fall to 8-7 on the season.

OFFENSE

Julius Stewart was able to complete 14 passes out of 21 attempts and threw for 243 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He played great most of the game, but right before the first half ended, he threw the interception which resulted in a pick six.  It was a crucial turnover that could have been avoided. During the game, Julius Stewart went over 3,000 passing yards for the season, the second time in his career he has reached that mark.

Jerick McKinnon couldn't do much for the run game, as he had 15 carries for 67 yards.  Over half his total came from one run. highlighting how he wasn't able to find any room to run throughout the game. However, he was able to punch one in for a TD.  In a contract year, and still no extension signed,  the Broncos might not be bringing him back.

Bennet Edebali had 6 catches for 98 yards this game and was the leading receiver for this week. Kasheem Boone had 2 catches for 53 yards and 1 touchdown. Late in this season Kasheem Boone has been showing improvement, and is being rewarded with more targets, which he is capitalizing on.  Carlos Henderson was next with 2 catches for 47 yards.

DEFENSE

The defense wasn't able to get any picks this game and also could not create any turnovers as they couldn't stop the passing game of the Chiefs. The did get 2 sacks though from Michael Benett and Damon Harrison. They didn't do much of anything else with them both getting 1 tackle each.

Harrison Smith lead the team in tackles with 5 and K.C Hayward was next with 4. Chris Harris contributed with 3 tackles and Brandon Marshall, Cedric Norris, and Brandon Langley each had 2 tackles.
 
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A lot needs to happen for the Broncos to have even the slightest chance of making the playoffs.. It all starts with finding a way to beat the undefeated Chargers, then hoping for a lot of help and upsets by other AFC teams in Week 17. There is hope for an upset though, as the last time the Broncos and Chargers faced off was in Week 14, where the Broncos took it to overtime before ultimately losing.