The Denver Broncos opened up the second half with back-to-back inside handoffs to Phillip Lindsay. The first went for five yards and the second for 18 to get Denver out close to midfield.
Melvin Gordon then got into the mix with a three yard carry on first down. Drew Lock then fired a pass from the pocket to Noah Fant down to the Miami Dolphins 34-yard line. Another quick pass to Nick Vannett got a first down to the Dolphins 23-yard line.
Three plays later the Broncos were faced with a fourth and one. They decided to go for it and are stuffed at the line at the Dolphins 14-yard line for a turnover on downs. They are 1/10 on fourth downs this season.
Go with who got you there Pat.— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) November 22, 2020
Phillip Lindsay. pic.twitter.com/o5tUWxBCiJ
Denver’s defense continued to dominate the Dolphins front and got their fourth sack of the game with DeShawn Williams bringing Tua Tagovailoa down for a sack. They would hold to force their fifth three and out of the game against Miami.
Drew Lock connected with Tim Patrick on first down for a nine yard gain, but Melvin Gordon was stuffed at the line and ended up losing a yard on second down. On third and 2, Lock found KJ Hamler on an out route for a 16-yard gain and another first down.
On first down, Garett Bolles pancaked his man hard to spring Melvin Gordon for a nine yard gain.
Phillip Lindsay powered his way on the next carry for a first down. Two plays later, flags were thrown everywhere. It was pass interference on Hamler and also roughing the passer on Lock to keep the Broncos drive alive. The penalty put the Broncos into field goal range at the Dolphins 27-yard line.
After rolling out, Lock tossed it to Patrick who gained 7 down to the 20 yard line then Melvin Gordon would take the handoff the rest of the way for a 20 yard touchdown run to blow the game wide open for Denver.
Melvin Gordon scores a touchdown rushing to the right. pic.twitter.com/D1fCtqIOfS— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) November 22, 2020
Broncos 20, Dolphins 10.
The third quarter would end with the Dolphins getting a drive together out past midfield after a pass interference call on A.J. Bouye down to the Broncos 40-yard line. A holding penalty would push them back to start the fourth quarter.