There is now growing optimism around the Denver Broncos following their key 23-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
As was the case last week, Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has garnered much of the early post-game headlines following a standout performance in this game. The veteran quarterback had his way against the Jaguars secondary, as he recorded 328 passing yards and two passing touchdowns to go along with a formidable 125.6 passer rating.
Nine different Broncos players caught a pass from Bridgewater in the game, including tight end Noah Fant, who hauled in a 14-yard receiving touchdown that opened up a double-digit lead for Denver.
That's how you start the second half. 👊@nrfant | 📺: CBS pic.twitter.com/yn7bOQOOb1
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 19, 2021
Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy, who is currently on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury, was hyped about his team’s statement road win.
✌🏾- 0 #BroncosCountry
— Jerry Jeudy⁴ (@jerryjeudy) September 19, 2021
In Jeudy’s absence, several receivers were called upon to step up against the Jaguars. From Courtland Sutton to Tim Patrick, Denver’s wide receiver unit sure put out for one much-needed showing on the road.
The Broncos will now have a golden opportunity to open up the season with a 3-0 record, as they are set to host the 0-2 New York Jets next week in what will be their home opener.
Denver is now suddenly emerging as a dark horse team to watch in the AFC.