After the trouncing the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers put on our beloved Denver Broncos, I'll bet nobody wants to look at the positives that came out of the game for our side. Of course it was a shellacking, but it is a tradition to award those players who give an impressive performance with a Game Ball. More than one can be given, but in this instance, the honor will go to the best Bronco player on Offense from Sunday's game. I will list the best performances in my opinion, hand out the award and give the fans a voice to vote with. This will be a weekly series and the Defense will follow on the next day. I'm not worried about the Special Teams this week because other than Britton Colquitt's 49.0 yard average and the continued quality returns by Quan Cosby, there isn't much that I want to bring up. Maybe next week that changes. We'll see if the Chargers have done anything to improve their bottom of the league Special Teams Unit. Anyway, enough with the rambling. Here we go.
Assembled before you this week for Game Ball consideration are the top three Bronco players from the Offensive side of the ball.
Running Back Willis McGahee had his second 100-yard rushing game on the season against the Packers. The fact that he did it on 15 carries against the 1st ranked rushing Defense earns him a spot in the conversation. For the game, McGahee finished with 15 carries for 103 yards, a 6.8 average, 3 1st Downs, including a long run off Right Tackle for 28 yards. Willis also contributed a pair of 5-yard catches on the day.
Wide Receiver Brandon Lloyd had what is becoming a typical game for him as a Denver Bronco. He finished with 8 catches for 136 yards and a 17.0 average in 11 Targets. Brandon didn't score but 7 of those catches went for a 1st Down. His longest catch was a 44 yard pass over the middle down to the 5 yard line that turned into a touchdown on the next play.
Through 4 games, Lloyd has 18 catches for 263 yards, a 14.6 yards per catch average and one Fumble. 14 of those catches have gone for a 1st Down. However, he has yet to score a touchdown this year, something that needs to be remedied if the Broncos are to have any kind of success this year.
2nd year Wide Receiver Eric Decker is starting to become the weapon that Bronco fans envisioned when the team selected him in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On Sunday, Eric had five receptions for 56 yards, an 11.2 yards per catch average, 2 touchdowns and a long of 33 yards out od 10 Targeted pass opportunities. Three of those catches were 1st Downs.
For his production on Sunday, the Week 4 Game Ball goes to Eric Decker. What say you MHR?