The Denver Broncos received the ball to open up the second half and faced an early third and two on their opening series. A hand-off to Javonte Williams had the young rookie powering through would-be tacklers for the first down out to the Denver 40 yard line.
Back-to-back runs from there went exactly nowhere as Pat Shurmur dialed up the run-run-pass-punt offense he so often loves to see in games.
Washington found themselves pinned deep in the shadow of their own end zone. Facing a third and 9, Dre’Mont Jones broke through the Washington Football Team line for the critical sack at the Washington four yard line.
Dre'Mont Jones with a nice second effort to get the sack. Broncos D holds on 3rd down. pic.twitter.com/uXMRyj88d3— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 31, 2021
The Broncos squandered the excellent field position by going a quick three and out. On third and one, Pat Shumur elected to throw the ball outside to Melvin Gordon 4 yards behind the line for an easy blow up for Washington. An inside run there might have been ideal.
With bad field position again, Washington wasn’t going to be denied. Their biggest play came on third down when Bryce Callahan was tackled by the tight end while in coverage on another wide receiver, leaving them wide open for the big play. It was nice to see it on replay and no flag. Typical NFL refereeing there.
Broncos give Washington their longest play of the game on 3rd and 2. pic.twitter.com/n7WsWYj3IT— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 31, 2021
The third quarter would come to an end with Washington scoring a touchdown to tie the game up.
Broncos 10, Washington 10.