Week 8: Denver Broncos vs. Washington Football Team 2021 final score
The Denver Broncos and the Washington football team looked very similar in this game, which is probably why their records were so similar coming into this game. Denver had plenty of scoring opportunities on the board, but their call to the game continued to have question marks at critical points in the game as they headed for a 17-10 victory.
However, the last minute of the game on offense makes me think Pat Shurmur should be fired tonight. Let me know what you think in the poll below.
Send someone away tonight. I don’t care even if they still win. Fire someone.
– MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) October 31, 2021
Both teams floundered in their opening practices although they both reached the other side of the field. The Broncos did it on that nice deep pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Courtland Sutton.
This training would end with multiple errors and penalties that pushed them out of the reach of field goals.
Broncos 0, WFT 0. Full Q1 Recap.
Washington would match that level of incompetence in their second practice which ended in the second quarter with a goal blocked by Shelby Harris to keep the game scoreless.
The Broncos continued to build momentum into the early days of practice with big plays to their wide receivers, but it looks like every time the play call falls near the 20-yard line, the whole offense goes away. collapses.
That big pass to Tim Patrick would result in a 45-yard field goal from Brandon McManus just four plays later. This gave Denver a 3-0 lead over Washington midway through the second quarter. Washington would later tie the game with a 52-yard field goal.
Denver would put up a good 7-play, 75-yard touchdown at the end of the second quarter. Bridgewater connected on a few 19-yard passes to Albert Ok and Tim Patrick before hitting Melvin Gordon on that pass for the touchdown and the first half.
Broncos 10, Washington 3. Full second quarter recap.
The third quarter was filled with questionable play calls from Pat Shurmur. He still thinks that running the ball on the second down after the first down has been stuffed leads to anything other than three and outs and he prefers to throw a swing pass four yards behind the line of scrimmage on the third and one instead. to simply run up the intestine. That he continues to do so is what is infuriating.
Meanwhile, Washington managed to tie the game at the end of the third quarter on a practice that was kept alive by the ugliest clear cut game I’ve seen all year that left the wide receiver behind. Washington wide open wide while Bryce Callahan was lying on his back by the opposing tight end.
The touchdown pass would come a few games later to tie the game at 10.
Broncos 10, Washington 10. Full Third Quarter Recap.
With the start of the fourth quarter, the Broncos managed to have a good race. The practice was triggered by a brutal passer penalty on Teddy Bridgewater. The reader stalled when Lloyd Cushenberry stepped on Bridgewater’s toe to provoke a sack. McManus would also miss his first field goal of the season, which ruined the opportunity to score.
Another blocked goal attempt by the Broncos kept the score tied late as Dre’Mont Jones joined Shelby Harris with the pleasure of blocking the goal.
Denver immediately turned around and walked down the field and scored a touchdown. It was excellent training and a quality run run by Jerry Jeudy and a good run from Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon to take the lead with less than five minutes to go.
Broncos 17, Washington 10.
With Denver defending on Callahan, it didn’t take long for Taylor Heinicke to lead his team onto the field. At the two-minute warning, Washington faced a second and a seven from the Broncos eight-yard line. The defense was standing there with Justin Simmons flying to make a winless tackle, then Malik Reed came in with the strip bag to force a 4th and 19. Simmons would seal the deal with an interception to secure the first. victory for Denver in over a month.
Of course, that wellness session lasted for a minute as Denver then went through a sequence of events that left everyone confused. Needing to miss the time limit, Pat Shurmur dialed an incomplete pass, then Melvin Gordon fumbled to give the ball back to Washington with 21 seconds. Fortunately, the Broncos defense got the job done again and Denver ultimately won the game.