Denver Broncos: The Good, The Bad, The WTF against the Dallas Cowboys
The Denver Broncos played a near perfect game in week one. That performance resulted in a win. They knew they would have to give their opponent in week 2 more respected. The Dallas Cowboys came into the game with one of the best running games in the league. Could the vaunted Broncos defense stop them? They were more than successful. Here is the good, the bad and the WTF from Denver’s Sunday victory.
- The Run Defense
In fact, this was not just good, it was outstanding! The rush defense held last year’s Rookie of the Year and NFL’s Leading Rusher to just 8 yards on 9 carries. For the first two weeks of the season, the run defense of the Broncos has been very different from that of last season. If this continues into the rest of the season, the Broncos are going to be a tough out for any team they go up against.
- Play Calling
Broncos Offensive Coordinator, Mike McCoy has been on fire with his play calling to start the season. They ran 79 plays against the Dallas defense. 39 of those were on the ground. Head Coach, Vance Joseph wants everyone to know that this team is going to pound the rock. McCoy is living up to that as well. If they continue to have the balance and success that they have started 2017 with, this will be a promising season.
- Garett Bolles Injury
The Denver Broncos got the best news possible from this injury. Doctors have diagnosed him as having a high ankle sprain. After the game, there were concerns that he may have broken his foot or even injured his Achilles. Now, it looks as though he will miss a couple of weeks.
- There is not a lot of bad things that come with a 42-17 victory.
- Why did Trevor Siemian play the 4th Quarter?
The score was 35-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Yes, Dallas scored early in the 4th to make the game 35-17. However, this game was never in danger for the Broncos. I would have pulled Siemian and put Osweiler in to finish the game. With the way, the Broncos defense was playing on this day it would not have been a bad idea. You save your starting QB from the possibility of the fluke injury or anything like that.
The Denver Broncos have surprised many doubters in the first two weeks on 2017 season. Yes, the season is young; however, this team is playing with confidence. In addition, that confidence is growing with each win.
Next up for the Broncos is a trip to Buffalo to take on the Buffalo Bills. This is a game that, if the Broncos play their game, will probably not be close.
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