If last Sunday was around the roof, the next day would be around the floor. Midfielder Broncos Drew Lock by Patrick Mahoms beats the pain. Justin Herbert’s superiority over Drew Locke is problematic.
Kansas City 43rd, Denver 16 Snowball precisely how far the gap remains between the Broncos and the defending Super Bowl champion. Regardless of what Broncos thinks, tackle Garrett Paul.
(Figure B from Week 7: Kyle Shanahan 33, in New England 6, a record that removed several tiers from Vic Fangio’s victory at Foxboro the previous weekend.)
He’s back to medium weights (chargers, conquerors, and dolphins) and lighter weights (hawks) during Thanksgiving. Although some medium weights are more great than others. Few are more curious than Sunday’s opponent, Bolts, whose start included 2-4 losses in overtime at home to Kansas City (6-1) and in New Orleans (4-2).
Despite all the psychological wounds that exploded and appeared exposed during the tenth consecutive defeat by Chiefs, Los Angeles may be the better and healthiest benchmark for where the Bronco 2020 and Luke are headed. for better or worse.
Especially in the middle. Especially considering that Herbert, a rookie from Oregon, spent the month turning heads over Bugatti Chiron.
Child had Mahomes on ropes in the house. The Upcoming Chargers threw 311 yards in a competition that saw Los Angeles beat Kansas City 17-9 late in third place before falling 23-20. Broncos hasn’t had to figure out a way to manage third-quarter progress against bosses since the fourth week of 2018.
Herbert actually drove the chargers to the fourth quarter pillows over Tom Brady in Tampa and against Drew Breeze in the Big Easy.
Last Sunday, he outperformed Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshaw, 39-29, in a battle between former Pac-12 gun carriers. In the process, he joined Joe Boro of Cincinnati as the only up-and-comer to throw 300 yards and three points while running for a landing in the same competition.
Herbert is the only player since the 1970 merger to have amassed 1,500 yards or more passes and a pass rating of 100 or better on his first five league matches. He has tied with Russell Wilson for most of the touchdown throws this season (eight) on throws no less than 20 yards down the field.
Chargers are struck. The kicking game is a total mess. Not knowing how to close. But they are content to hand the keys to a 6-foot, 6-cannon with a 35.5-inch vertical jump and fearlessness.
Like the Broncos, they are using this fall to see what the young midfielder has in the tank. Like Broncos, they are good enough to frighten adults, but still not good enough to finish what they started.
It’s a fairer fight, on paper, than week seven. Over nine NFL matches, in the only really important case, Locke’s record is 5-4. Herbert 1-4 only.
Of course, the latter is the second rising midfield player in NFL history to open his career by throwing at least 250 yards in five straight matches.
the first? Mahomes.
“The last person I remember gave me this feeling?” Nick Elliotti, a former Oregon state defense coordinator, told Told House of Yahoo Sports in October 2018 when asked about Herbert.
“(Andrew) Luck was one of them. (John) Elway is a really good guy. They can throw bullets across the field and throw shots on the line.”
No one expects Number 3 to go lead, Haymaker for Haymaker, with Mahomes yet. But if she can’t keep up with Herbert, more questions will be asked. And Locke wouldn’t be crazy with the answers.