November 30, 2023

Sunday Night Football: Broncos score their only TD with 1:03 left to steal a 21-20 win

A Broncos’ victory ought to have been as simple as 1-2-3. That’s what number of takeaways Denver had on Sunday Night Football.

It was something however simple.

The Broncos scored their first landing with 1:03 remaining on a 15-yard reception by Courtland Sutton over Mekhi Blackmon, delivering a 21-20 victory.

It was Denver’s fourth win in a row and it ended Minnesota’s profitable streak at 5 video games. The Broncos now are 5-5, whereas the Vikings fell to 6-5.

Broncos operating again Samaje Perine had 4 receptions for 40 yards and three first downs on the 10-play, 75-yard game-winning drive. Sutton transformed a fourth-and-3 with a one-handed reception for 13 yards regardless of having his jersey grabbed by Ivan Pace Jr., who drew a flag for go interference.

The Vikings, who had management of the sport till Denver’s only landing, obtained the ball again with 1:03 left needing only a area purpose to win. They obtained only to their personal 36 earlier than the Broncos utilized the stress to Joshua Dobbs and pushed them backward earlier than Dobbs’ fourth-and-25 go fell incomplete.

The Broncos pressured three Vikings turnovers however scored only 9 factors off the takeaways. Cornerback Ja’Quan McMillian had a fumble restoration and an interception, setting the Broncos up on the Minnesota 30 and Minnesota 9.

Denver has 12 takeaways in three video games, with 5 in opposition to the Chiefs, 4 in opposition to the Bills and three on Sunday evening.

The Broncos went 1-for-5 within the purple zone, although, in protecting kicker Wil Lutz busy. He had area targets of 31, 31, 52, 37 and 28, falling one wanting the staff’s franchise report of six area targets in a recreation by Brandon McManus.

Russell Wilson completed 27-of-35 for 259 yards and a landing, with Sutton catching 4 passes for 66 yards and a landing.

The Vikings outgained the Broncos 385 to 295. They obtained a faux punt with 8:37 left, selecting up a first down on fourth-and-four on a 31-yard run by upback Ty Chandler. Minnesota, although, couldn’t punch it in and settled for a area purpose and a 20-15 lead with 3:17 left.

It didn’t maintain.

Dobbs went 20-of-32 for 221 yards with a landing and an interception. He misplaced a fumble. Alexander Mattison had 18 carries for 81 yards and misplaced a fumble.