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Broncos at Lions third quarter recap

The Denver Broncos tried to close the gap, but the Detroit Lions answered their touchdown with one of their own and lead 28-10 heading into the fourth quarter.

Denver Broncos v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos would get the ball to open up the second half and it started out pretty badly, but on third and 12, Russell Wilson threw it deep to Marvin Mims Jr. who drew a pass interference call to give the Broncos a big play to kick off their opening drive.

Wilson then hit Courtland Sutton on a slant who turned it up field for a 14-yard gain to the Lions 17-yard line. After a six yard run by Javonte Williams on first down to the 11 and an incomplete pass in the end zone, the Broncos were faced with a third and four. From the shotgun and an empty set, Wilson threw a quick pass to Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a five yard gain to the six to setup a first and goal.

A three yard run by Samaje Perine on first down, then Brandon Johnson was carried out of bounds in the back of the end zone for a no catch. Then on third and goal from the three, Wilson tossed it up in the back of the end zone where Humphrey would come down with it for a huge touchdown to close the Detroit Lions lead to two touchdowns.

Lions 21, Broncos 7.

The Lions streaked down the field easily against a Broncos defense that continued to seem flat and disinterested. The poor tackling led to a huge run that setup yet another touchdown pass by a near perfect Jared Goff.

Lions 28, Broncos 7.

Denver’s offense wasn’t lying down though and got going on their next drive too with a big play to Adam Trautman into Lions territory. The Broncos end up burning a timeout only to get stuffed on a Wilson audible to a run play to setup a third and 10. However, Wilson found a wide open Jerry Jeudy who broke free for an 18-yard gain to the Lions 22-yard line.

Wilson found Courtland Sutton on the next play down to the Lions nine yard line to setup a first and goal. Denver needed all of the downs and ultimately got called for offsides where no camera angle could identify a player was offsides - certainly not egregious like the Chiefs game.

Denver would take the field goal. It’s too bad Patrick Mahomes wasn’t around to raise hell for them!

Lions 28, Broncos 10.