2 Broncos takeaways from massive Week 12 win over Chargers
Just when things were starting to look bleak for the Denver Broncos, they came up with a dominant win against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12. It was a much-needed victory and quality win against their long-time AFC West rivals who were riding high after a tight-knit win against the Steelers last weekend. In this post, we’re looking at our Broncos Week 12 takeaways.
As they continue to climb the ranks of the AFC and in the hopes of returning to the postseason, the Broncos have shown a ton of improvement under the direction of Vic Fangio. With a deep and talented defense and a new and improved offense, the Broncos definitely have a lot going for them at the moment.
With another sound victory in the books for Denver, we’ll look at our Broncos Week 12 takeaways.
Broncos Week 12 Takeaways After Win Over Chargers
The Broncos possess one of the league’s most lethal defenses
In an all-out defensive effort led by Kyle Fuller, Justin Simmons, and Patrick Surtain II, the Broncos successfully locked down one of the league’s most explosive offenses on Sunday. With a series of big plays and some timely stops, the Broncos D brought the heat all game long and refused to let up against a dynamic Chargers offense that’s been known to routinely light up the scoreboard.
Despite their recent four game slide, the Broncos have bounced back as of late and don’t seem like they’ll be going away anytime soon. Sunday’s big win just further showed that they’ve still got plenty left to prove and aren’t out of the playoff mix just yet. So watch out for this booming Broncos defense to make some noise in the coming weeks.
Denver’s offense has been playing more cohesively over the past few weeks
After outscoring the Chargers and improving to 6-5 on the year, the Broncos proved that they can play an efficient and effective style of football on offense. This was also a pivotal win that put them in a three-way tie for second place in the AFC West and just a game back of the Kansas City Chiefs for first place in the division.
With key performances from Teddy Bridgewater, Javonte Williams, Tim Patrick, and Jerry Jeudy, the Broncos were firing on all cylinders against the Chargers electric and tough-minded defense. While they continue searching for ways to keep pace in a stacked conference, the Broncos have shown a ton of resilience and haven’t backed down in the slightest. Especially after they completely dismantled the upstart Chargers during Sunday’s rivalry game that always makes for an exciting match-up during the season.
If one thing’s certain, it’s that the Broncos possess an under utilized offense that could be elevated with the right quarterback under center for them. If Bridgewater can pull out more solid performances like this throughout the remainder of the season, then the Broncos playoff chances will improve immensely and they may even beat out the Raiders and Chargers for a wild card spot. With so much riding on these next few games for the Broncos, it wouldn’t come as any shock at all to see them continue putting up big numbers on offense.