The Denver Broncos romped the San Francisco 49ers in a 33-14 blowout win. Sure it’s only preseason, but a playoff team should dismantle a roster like the one the 49ers have.
After a win, we at Mile High Report give our gameballs out. Only one per player, so here are all the guys who got one this week!
Head coach Vance Joseph was hoping one of the two quarterbacks would go out there and take the job. Up until this week, neither Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch had done that.
That changed against the 49ers. Siemian finished 8/11 for 93 yards and this touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor.
.@TrevorSiemian stays calm under pressure and hits Jordan Taylor for a @Broncos TD! #DENvsSF— NFL (@NFL) August 20, 2017
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He looked poised and confident, but beyond that he attacked the secondary mostly avoiding those checkdown passes that have frustrated some fans. This is the Trevor Siemian we needed to see.
2017 is his. - Tim Lynch
From the start of training camp, Henderson has been one the most impressive players on the field. The aspect that’s really stood out is how consistent he’s been. And do that as a rookie makes it even more impressive. Whether he’s been with the threes or the twos, he just does his thing: Runs with light feet and power. Henderson’s also carried it over from the practice field to games. He’s going to be so much fun to watch this season. My wife said it best, “He just shoots out like a bullet. I really like him. He’s going to be a playmaker.” - Ian St. Clair
My wife, @Angela_StClair, on @DHenderson31: "He just shoots out like a bullet. I really like him." We are in total agreement. #Broncos— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) August 20, 2017
For a Denver team with questionable depth on the Dline, Shelby Harris has been just what the doctor ordered. He continued his strong play from the first preseason game into this week, adding two fumble recoveries and great push up the middle. Harris looks like a strong candidate to make the roster as a 3-technique DT that will provide the interior havoc Denver has been looking for. - Jeff Essary
Shelby Harris with the total destruction of the SF right** guard. pic.twitter.com/EDej1cZZXE— Sayre Bedinger (@SayreBedinger) August 20, 2017
Chris Lewis-Harris finished his night with three tackles and a "stop, drop and roll" type of interception - one of the smoothest takeaways ever. On a roster with the best corners in the league, it's not easy to be an impressive backup on this team. But he was. - Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann
That "steal" from @clewharris was just magnificent. #DENvsSF pic.twitter.com/xW5Qm1Upam— L.Lattimore-Volkmann (@docllv) August 20, 2017