The Denver Broncos loss in Los Angeles to the Chargers was just another Sunday in Broncos Country. As Ian St. Clair mentioned on the MHR Radio postgame recap, we are one game closer to the end of 2020.
Good riddance. That might be the only positive, but we have to find them where we can, right?
Frankly, it wasn’t much of a recap show. How many times can we put out the same postgame show? You already know what happened. The defense played relatively well, save the last Chargers drive. The offense struggled for most of the game, save the one TD drive.
And that right there might be the story of 2020. For the most part, Drew Lock piloted an anemic offense. He orchestrated one good drive, resulting in a rush up the middle for a Lock rushing TD.
As I told Ian on the podcast, he’s just good enough to break your heart. It’s heart breaking because you can see the good. When Lock puts together a drive, the whole offense clicks. Within 10 points, Lock and the offense picked up a 3rd and 5 on a pass to Jerry Jeudy (more on him later) and a 4th and 7 on a short pass to Tim Patrick that turned into 27 yards.
Eventually, the Broncos were close enough for Lock to lunge into the end zone. It put them back in the game. A 52-yard Brandon McManus field goal tied it, but the Chargers immediately drove the ball into field goal range to convert, and take the lead.
Denver failed to respond, and the Broncos lost. And I can hear everyone yelling at me about the drops. Jerry Jeudy had his worst game, probably ever. He struggled in big spots. He missed opportunities that would have been game changing.
I’m not going to destroy Jeudy. He struggled. He was a big reason the Broncos lost this game, but he wasn’t the only reason.
And in a lost season, with only a potential high draft pick to show for it, all I want is for Lock and Jeudy to get a chance to work together in the offseason. Luckily for them, that offseason is fast approaching.