The Denver Broncos get First Win of the Season in a High Scoring Game


Via 9 News

Broncos Rookie, Jerry Jeudy, catches the ball over Jets player, Dominique Williams

Sam McCune, Rookie Reporter


In a high-scoring affair, the Broncos managed to beat the Jets 37-28, in New York for Thursday Night Football, and get their first win of the season.

The Broncos started their third quarterback of the season, Brett Rypien, who threw for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and, unfortunately, three interceptions.

Rypien helped drive the Broncos down the field with not much time left in the fourth in his first-ever NFL start. Running Back, Melvin Gordan, iced the game with a 43-yard touchdown run inside the two-minute warning. He went for 107 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns. Wide Receiver, Tim Patrick helped by bringing in six of his seven targets for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Jets Quarterback, Sam Darnold, completed 23 of 40 attempts for 230 yards for the Jets, while also scoring the first touchdown of the game. He left the game with an apparent shoulder injury early in the game, but returned shortly after. Darnold also led them in rushing with six carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Jamison Crowder led all receivers with seven receptions and put up 104 yards. 

The game was back and forth at first, with the Jets scoring first to take a 7-0 lead. The Broncos kicked a field goal at the end of the first quarter and were able to take a 17-13 lead at halftime. The lead expanded to 27-16 after a 53-yard field goal from Broncos kicker, Brandon McManus. The following drive resulted in a Jets field goal which was then followed by a pick-6 thrown by Rypien that narrowed the lead to 27-25 Denver in the fourth. Rypien would throw another pick on the next drive resulting in a Jets field goal giving them their first lead since 7-3 in the second quarter. Rypien would bounce back leading the Broncos to a go-ahead field goal with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Broncos’ defense would come up with a crucial stop on fourth down and the next play Gordon secured the game with a 43-yard touchdown run. 

The Broncos, despite the three turnovers, beat the Jets and got their first win of the season. Broncos’ head coach, Vic Fangio, was evidently upset, instructing his team to walk off without shaking hands because of the six personal fouls called against the Jets. After the game, he said, “the sideline was pissed off about it [the personal fouls] and wanted to avoid further altercation.” Rypien commented about his first NFL start saying, “It was a roller coaster, guys were making plays we came together really well as a team and to get this win it was special for sure.” 

The Broncos will look to carry this momentum into next week as they will face off against the New England Patriots. The Jets are still trying to find their first win next week with their game against the Miami Dolphins.