Brandon McManus, Broncos Okay — Some folks carry out higher on a contract yr. Others achieve this with piece of thoughts. Brandon McManus may be very a lot the latter. Given a contract extension initially of this season, the veteran kicker has been nothing wanting sensible, with Sunday’s 6-for-6 effort (together with kicks of 54 and 52 yards) his newest masterwork. The one remorse? Coach Vic Fangio not giving him a shot from 58.
Malik Reed, Broncos OLB — We noticed glimpses of this in the course of the 2019 preseason. However again then, the “Dream Killer” was racking up sacks and QB hits towards the backups. On Sunday, the second-year exterior linebacker did it throughout successful time, sacking Cam Newton twice within the second half, the final one coming with the Pats driving on the Broncos’ 24-yard line with 1:09 left. Two performs later, sport over.
Shelby Harris, Broncos DE — Two video games after dropping defensive finish Jurrell Casey for the season, the Denver line of defense is simply wonderful. Give Shelby Harris a good quantity of credit score for that. The 29-year-old veteran was all around the subject Sunday with three tackles, a quarterback hit and two extra cross deflections — the primary one hauled in by DeShawn Williams for an unimaginable acrobatic interception.
Drew Lock, Broncos QB — Love the aggression, Drew. All these throws down the sector? The deep pictures? Let’s do extra of that. However, perhaps, simply perhaps, rein it in a tad with a double-digit lead within the fourth quarter. Congrats on being the second straight Broncos beginning quarterback to win a sport regardless of throwing a pair of picks within the closing 15 minutes. Let’s simply not make a behavior of it.
Broncos cross catchers — In Lock’s protection, he had a minimum of two, probably three passes that ought to’ve been caught for touchdowns. Faculty buddy Albert Okwuegbunam was accountable for a pair of them. Though, if we’re being truthful, a type of drops was a stable defensive play by the Pats’ defensive again. If not for Tim Patrick’s second straight head turner (4 receptions, 101 yards), issues may not have ended so rosy Sunday.