Since Washington signed Chris Blewitt to handle kicking duties, he's had 3 of his 5 field goal attempts blocked. That seems...improbable.
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Melvin Gordon III
Melvin Gordon III
WOW. Chase Young strips Gordon and @WashingtonNFL takes over! 📺: #WASvsDEN on FOX 📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/jxvP5Lhm07
Taylor Heinicke DIME to D'Andre Carter to tie the game! #WashingtonFootball 📺: #WASvsDEN on FOX 📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/WBtbw72pFd
The #WashingtonFootball RB touches were more divvied up than at any point this season in that first quarter. 5 - Jarret Patterson 4 - Antonio Gibson 4 - JD McKissic
Brandon Scherff and William Jackson inactive for Washington... Also: Dyami Brown, Curtis Samuel, Sam Cosmi, Cornelius Lucas, Jace Sternberger
We have a tie ball game on our hands. Heinicke hits DeAndre Carter for a 20-yard touchdown. Jaret Patterson, who has 42 yards on 10 carries, provided a boost throughout the 10-play, 94-yard drive. The score is now 10-10
Get J.D. McKissic the hall, good things tend to happen. Wild.
Good drive ruined by 2 yard loss to Ricky Seals-Jones (odd call), a self-inflicted wound on a penalty and really, really low kick. Really, really low. Blocked.
7) JD McKissic is fantastic and DeAndre Carter is a nifty little gadget guy. I think there's some potential in him as a 4th WR type when everybody is back healthy and all hands are on deck.
Landon Collins has made several plays today. As they said: Can be really Good going forward. Well-timed blitz.
6) Terry McLaurin should never end a game with 3 catches for 23 yards. Those totals just mean their wasn't enough of a plan to get him the ball. Or if their was Heinicke didn't do enough to feed him the rock. Either way, can't happen.
Chase Roullier has been declared out with an ankle injury.
Bobby McCain just dropped the easiest interception a defensive back will have a chance at in the NFL today. #WashingtonFootball
Offensive starters out w/ injuries for WAS: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) WR Curtis Samuel (groin) WR Dyami Brown (knee) TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) C Chase Roullier (ankle) RG Brandon Scherff (knee) RT Sam Cosmi (ankle) RT Cornelius Lucas (illness)* *started when Cosmi went down
Nice job by Kendall Fuller working around traffic to close on the WR and break up the pass pic.twitter.com/hbukCwwVAP
Now Ereck Flowers is down. Slowly walks off. At a minimum WFT will be without four Week 1 OL starters on the next play.
For anyone that was out having a nice little Saturday at Home Depot: * Saahdiq Charles expected to start at RT. Cornelius Lucas (illness), Sam Cosmi out. * Game-time decisions: CB William Jackson, G Brandon Scherff * OL David Steinmetz, Keith Ismael elevated from PS
Nice pass from Fant to Okwuegbunam, dropping it int the breadbasket just past Jamin Davis. Broncos again moving, this time at the Football Team 34-yard line.
Charles Leno: "The bye week came at a good time. When you get in those situations we've been in, it's still searching for an identity for our offense. We need to look at the tape and do some self-scouting and understand what we're good at and do those things. That will help..."
James Smith-Williams has made major strides this season. He just dominated Fant one-on-one for his first full sack of the season. #WashingtonFootball
Real nice route by Dax Milne on 3rd and 5, good job by Heinicke hitting him in stride to convert and max out the YAC pic.twitter.com/mVNFPM0wV0
The Washington Football Team entered Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos without two starters on the offensive line. In addition to All-Pro right guard Brandon Scherff and rookie right tackle Sam Cosmi, Cornelius Lucas was also out of Sunday’s game.
Lucas had been Cosmi’s replacement at right tackle over the last two weeks but did not make the trip to Denver due to an illness.
Now, Washington will be without another key offensive starter as center Chase Roullier went down in the second quarter of Washington’s game at Denver. The cart came on the field for Roullier and Washington ruled him out for the remainder of the game
CB Benjamin St-Juste was down for a bit there. No William Jackson today. Washington already thin at corner beyond all that.
What we learned w/Broncos today: -Activated Jerry Jeudy, Albert Okwuegbunam and Jonas Griffith off the injured reserve to the active roster -Elevated ILB Barrington Wade to the game-day roster
For the lead. @Melvingordon25 | : FOX pic.twitter.com/7Eq2SjMHZP
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 31, 2021
Melvin Gordon III came to play on Sunday.
In the fourth quarter, the Broncos running back collected his second touchdown of the day, a 7-yard run into the end zone to give Denver a 17-10 lead over Washington.
Gordon had a touchdown reception earlier in the game.
Jerry Jeudy is back. And Tim Patrick has more yards than Jeudy and Courtland Sutton combined. Naturally.
Javonte Williams just broke a tackle from Chase Young and made it look easy.
#Broncos LB Von Miller, who has an ankle injury and is listed as questionable, hasn't practiced all week. He wants to play and may work out pre-game, but the team will likely be smart and force him to think long-term.
Noah Fant opens this drive with a false start.
Broncos game balls went to S Justin Simmons and D-Line coach Bill Kollar. Simmons had the two picks. Kollar gave the team speech Saturday night, plus his top D-linemen, Shelby Harris and Dre'Mont Jones, balled out by combining for 2 blocked FGs and 2 sacks. #9sports
Injury update: LT Garett Bolles (ankle) is QUESTIONABLE to return.
Overheard in the Denver press box after Brandon McManus's 45-yard FG: "Well, that might be the game-winner."
Six consecutive QBs put up a top-10 fantasy week against Washington. Teddy Bridgewater failed to keep the streak alive. Streamer gone wrong.
If seemed rare to have two blocked field goals, it was. First time #Broncos have done it since 1994 vs. New Orleans. Shelby Harris is first Denver player ever to record blocked FGs in back-to-back games. #Denver7
Baron Browning led the Broncos in tackles with 8. Not a bad NFL starting debut. #9sports
Since the start of 2020, only one undrafted player has more sacks than @MTR_90: 1. Shaq Barrett - 13.5 2. Malik Reed - 12
Broncos HC Vic Fangio on his team's last possession that ended with the fumble: "Whatever worst word you can use to describe it, you can use it to describe it. … It was awful. It was a terrible, terrible series of down for us."
Making Washington's loss even more damning: Denver's front seven, playing without Von Miller or Mike Purcell, featured two rookie LBs making their first NFL starts and two veterans who joined the team only a week ago. That group had 5 sacks, 1 FF and 2 blocked FGs.
Welcome, Stephen Weatherly! His sack of Heinicke on third-and-4 knocks the Football Team out of field-goal range.
Broncos just being destroyed by injuries in this game. Bryce Callahan Garett Bolles Dre'Mont Jones
Lots of discussion on Denver radio about OC Pat Shurmur. "Predictable… vanilla…". Wash defense has to have a good game. You've improved? And I believe there's been progress. But: Show it today. No excuses today.
Lloyd Cushenberry was WAY too far downfield. The third-and-29 pass goes incomplete. From first-and-10 at the WFT 30 to fourth-and-29 at the WFT 49 thanks to two penalties and a sack. What a ****show that sequence was.
Pat Surtain gets the loudest ovation. The rook is ready. pic.twitter.com/t5rydQ6e2d
Rams rookie linebacker Ernest Jones gets his first career start today since the team traded Kenny Young to the Broncos earlier this week.
|WAS||2ND||13:51||Blocked 45-yard field goal attempt by Chris Blewitt||0||0|
|DEN||2ND||10:31||Brandon McManus kicked a 45-yard field goal||0||3|
|WAS||2ND||5:30||Chris Blewitt kicked a 52-yard field goal||3||3|
|DEN||2ND||1:18||Teddy Bridgewater passed to Melvin Gordon III to the right for 15 yard touchdown||3||10|
|WAS||3RD||0:44||Taylor Heinicke passed to DeAndre Carter to the right for 20 yard touchdown||10||10|
|DEN||4TH||11:02||Brandon McManus missed a 53-yard field goal||10||10|
|WAS||4TH||9:00||Blocked 47-yard field goal attempt by Chris Blewitt||10||10|
|DEN||4TH||4:31||Melvin Gordon III rushed up the middle for 7 yard touchdown||10||17|
|Duke Dawson Jr.||CB||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|DaeSean Hamilton||WR||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Josey Jewell||ILB||Torn Pectoral||OUT|
|KJ Hamler||WR||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Essang Bassey||CB||Knee (acl)||OUT|