Kick it into high gear, Lock is here!
In one of the most impressive offensive turnarounds this season, the Broncos pushed their way back from a 21-point deficit to win 31-30 against the Chargers on Sunday. The team scored 21 of their points in the fourth quarter. Drew Lock finally found the offensive chemistry he had been desperately waiting for.
Lock connected with 7 different receivers—3 of which scored touchdowns. With end zone receptions attributed to Daesean Hamilton, KJ Hamler and Albert Okwuegbunam, Lock was able to involve multiple players in the action (this isn’t including Phillip Lindsay’s impressive 83-yard rushing touchdown).
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The quarterback finished off the day with 26-of-41 completed passes for 248 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. While Lock has still thrown more interceptions than touchdowns this season (5 and 4 respectively), this game gave him the confidence boost he needs to keep pushing and improving.
Denver’s defense continues to shine. The defense compiled a total of 84 tackles during the game, along with 2 sacks for -5 yards. Justin Simmons and Bryce Callahan collectively added 2 interceptions against the Chargers. The Broncos wouldn’t have stood a chance at coming back against Los Angeles had the defense not played so well.
With a new record of 3-4, Denver is climbing back from their sluggish start to the season.
This game is proof that once Lock’s offense matures, the team will be dangerous. Next weekend pits the Broncos against the Falcons, who have begun tightening their game as well. This matchup should be interesting as the outcome will depend on which offense comes ready to compete.
–Caitlyn Allen covers the Denver Broncos for Full Press Coverage Sports Media. Follow her on Twitter @caitlyyyn_allen