Week 4 Recap: Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets

Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets

It was the battle of the defeated’s for this Thursday Night Football bout. Fans across social media were calling this the “Trevor Bowl.” That being who’s going to tank best for Trevor Lawrence. Football players have pride and want to win games. Injuries have hampered both teams, so many young players got the chance to show what they can do.

The first quarter was a little sloppy for both teams. The Jets took several penalties. The Broncos gave up a ridiculous 46-yard touchdown run to Sam Darnold. The Jets did have a scare when Darnold took a sack that left him holding his shoulder. He did eventually come back in the quarter. The quarter ended with New York leading 7-3.

It didn’t take Denver long in the second quarter to hit two significant individual achievements. A huge 48-yard touchdown pass from Brett Rypien to Jerry Jeudy that will for sure be featured on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown “You Got Moss’d” segment. That marked the first career touchdown for both Rypien and Jeudy. New York would add a couple of field goals, but Denver got another touchdown on a short run from Melvin Gordon. Denver would take a 17-13 lead into the half.

The Jets started the scoring in the third with a field goal on their third drive, but couldn’t get anything else going. Rypien kept humming along as he added a second touchdown pass to Tim Patrick and another field goal from Brandon McManus. The Broncos would go into the fourth with an 11 point lead, 27-16.

The Beginning of the fourth quarter was all Jets. They started with a field goal. On the ensuing Bronco drive, Jets corner Pierre Desir came up with his second interception of the night and returned it for a touchdown. They’d eventually regain the lead thanks to another Sam Ficken field goal. The lead, however, was short-lived. McManus hit another clutch field goal to regain the lead. The Denver defense came up with a huge stop. Melvin Gordon got his first real breakaway run in a Broncos uniform. He delivered the knockout punch with a 43-yard touchdown run. Denver would go on to win 37-28.


Overall, the Broncos played a good game. They earned a massive win. It was a little dicey at times and a little sloppy, but that should be expected. Rypien looked good in his debut, but the team still awaits their true leader in Drew Lock to return. That really is the thing to look for with Denver in their ten-day break. Can they get some guys back? We’ll see whom they roll out in their next away game at the New England Patriots.

The New York Jets, on the other hand, are a mess. There are reports that this may be the last game Adam Gase coaches for the team. That decision should come fairly quickly. Nonetheless, this Jets team looks bad. Their roster isn’t great. They have been hampered by injuries. They’ll come back in 10 days to face the Arizona Cardinals at home.

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