*WARNING: This is a story highlighting tweets. If you do not like looking at tweets, do not read this story. It will be hazardous for your mental health, apparently. However, if you love celebrating Broncos wins with excited reactions, then enjoy.
It was another win on Sunday, and despite a slow start from the defense that may have brought a little “East Coast away game in the humidity” PTSD, the Broncos got into rhythm on both offense and defense and put together a solid game.
As Coach Fangio said:
Two things we won’t dwell on in this win are the horrendous officiating and the not-so-special teams.
I’m starting to really dislike these refs.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 19, 2021
One downer: Since start of 2018 no NFL team has given up more kick/punt return touchdowns than the Broncos with 5 (50 games). #9sports— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) September 19, 2021
Although Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars got to the highlight reel first, the rest of it was really all Broncos. But that highlight reel was spread around the team - big first downs, scores, sacks, INTs...it was glorious.
All he does is throw checkdowns or so I've been told. https://t.co/OdRdJs3dse— AJ Schulte (@AJDraftScout) September 19, 2021
Teddy Bridgewater was so good on that series. Remember after first play Broncos had second and 16 at own 14. Turned out to be 80-yard TD drive. The patient, perfect touch 33-yard pass to Sutton was special. Finishes with TD pass on great play call to Tim Patrick. #9sports— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) September 19, 2021
I believe Denver had only one scoring drive last season that was longer than eight minutes. https://t.co/FYm3E1kp2s— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) September 19, 2021
Von Miller with his 3rd sack of the season! pic.twitter.com/tjutNNCRr3— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 19, 2021
Trevor Lawrence on the Jaguars' opening drive: 5 of 7 for 73 yards and a touchdown.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) September 19, 2021
Trevor Lawrence since: 6 of 18 for 20 yards and an interception.
Safe to say the Broncos' defense adjusted.
Denver media was happy about it. And for a second week in a row, agreed that a good bit of the credit goes to the quarterback.
With today's win, Broncos QB @teddyb_h2o becomes 4th player in NFL history to open a season w/2 TD, 0 INT, 75%+completion (min. 12 att.) in each of 1st two games.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) September 19, 2021
Bridgewater joins Drew Brees (2018), Aaron Rodgers (2015) and Jeff George (1994) with this distinction.
Of those four, Teddy Bridgewater is the only one to have both of those first two games come on the road. https://t.co/3Qnmn9GMfS— RK (@RyanKoenigsberg) September 20, 2021
The Broncos have had 7 games in franchise history in which their starting QB:— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) September 20, 2021
* Passed for at least 300 yards
* Completed at least 75% of his passes
* Had no interceptions
Peyton Manning had five of these games. Craig Morton had one.
Teddy Bridgewater had the seventh Sunday.
But as predicted and hoped for, the defense stymied a promising young QB even as the Jacksonville offense showed some signs of life.
The @Broncos defense made life difficult for the No. 1 overall pick.— Phil Milani (@philmilani) September 20, 2021
Trevor Lawrence's numbers: 14/33, 118 YDS, TD, 2 INTs
Check out @BamBamDavis51's thoughts on the Broncos Postgame Show: https://t.co/zonECDL38c pic.twitter.com/cjqpZfeBdT
Jaguars' first drive:— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) September 19, 2021
11 plays, 83 yards, 7.5 yards per play, one first down earned (not incl. penalties) every 3.7 snaps
Jaguars' next eight drives:
39 plays, 106 yards, 2.7 yards per play, one first down every 6.5 snaps
Raiders and Broncos are the only 2-0 in the AFC, as expected.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 20, 2021
Jacksonville fans were not so thrilled - but they were entertaining.
Please describe the Jaguars in a GIF. pic.twitter.com/Q55yo7rGtg— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 19, 2021
11.6% is still a better chance than my wife returning— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 20, 2021
Sharon, please come home. https://t.co/lnqHjr8di3
Jaguars since Week 1 win last season:— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) September 19, 2021
jaguars mascot throwing himself off the building on the jumbotron https://t.co/kJsXkC8XRY— Will Klumpenhower (@wklumpenhower) September 20, 2021
But the Broncos and Broncos Country were rightfully ecstatic because winning is easy to like - and two in a row to start the season feels like a long time ago since that’s happened.
Best in the west. pic.twitter.com/Ttcu45rDZ5— Tim Patrick Respecter (@CantGuardCourt) September 20, 2021
2-0 feels real good. Can’t wait to be back at Mile High next week! Let’s go #BroncosCountry— Garett Bolles (@gbolles72) September 19, 2021
2-0 man #BroncosCountry the love was definitely. Felt like home, next week gone be electric!— DeShawn Williams (@iamDeShawnW) September 19, 2021
Which ‘highlight’ was your favorite?
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Every catch by Courtland Sutton
Noah Fant TD
Tim Patrick TD
Von Miller sack
Javonte Williams looking like a future stud