In what was probably the most enjoyable game of the season, the Denver Broncos went into Houston and showed the professional football universe that Denver is not a team to be overlooked. What happened on Sunday was a Broncos statement.
Drew Lock ain’t like those other Broncos quarterbacks.
After last week’s win over the Chargers, I was reserved and wanted to see what Lock looked like against a, well, not-Chargers team. What would happen against a team that wasn’t constantly shooting themselves in the foot to lose football games? Well, we saw just what that looked like on Sunday. Lock connected on 22 of 27 passes for 309 yards (81.5%) and 3 touchdowns. His yardage total was the third highest in franchise history behind John Elway and Marlin Briscoe, but his passer rating of 136.0 obliterated both those guys (Elway 101.0 and Briscoe 95.5).
While numbers are fun to look at, especially in this case, what can’t be overlooked is what else Drew Lock brings to the Denver Broncos:
Throughout Broncos Country and, yes, even here on Mile High Report, the suckitude of the 2019 season has been suffocating. As the losses piled up under Joe Flacco and Brandon Allen, there wasn’t much of anything to be positive about on the offensive side of the ball.
How times have changed.
Under Drew Lock, the offense appears to finally have direction (it also needs to be said that Rich Scangarello called one hell of a game on Sunday). Confidence has returned to Denver and we saw it infect and radiate through the defense on Sunday. When both sides of the ball are pulling in the same direction, great things happen. Great things like a 38-24 victory over the playoff bound Houston Texans.
The great news is that with three games left in 2019, the Denver Broncos don’t look like they’re going to wilt into offseason oblivion. While the playoffs are all but statistically improbable, Denver stands to make a lot of noise these next few weeks. Fans should be excited to watch this kid sling the ball in the coming weeks and for for what looks to be years to come. Say it with me:
The Denver Broncos have finally found their quarterback.
Cover 4: Broncos race past Texans in 38-24 win
Drew Lock made history in the Broncos' win in Houston.
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