For the first time since Oct. 1, the Denver Broncos walked away from a football game victorious.
The Broncos used their old reliable formula to end the franchise’s eight-game losing streak — good defense and timely offensive production. Although, the preeminent factor why Denver finally won is the team came out ahead in the turnover battle.
What once seemed like an impossible feat, the Broncos had zero turnovers on Sunday in a 23-0 win over the New York Jets.
Denver’s defense forced two turnovers and kept the Jets’ offense at bay for most of the game. New York only managed to muster up 100 total yards on the day and appropriately were held scoreless. It was the first time the Jets were shutout since Oct. 5, 2014.
Trevor Siemian went 19-of-31 passing for 200 yards and 1 touchdown. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had 93 receiving yards and the games only touchdown catch. Yet, the Broncos’ defense deserves the lion share of the credit.
Fittingly, Broncos coach Vance Joseph awarded Thomas and the team’s entire defense a game ball, according to The Denver Post.
Denver can now breathe a sigh of relief. The team avoided a nine-game losing streak. Joseph and the Broncos still have plenty of deficiencies but ending a rough skid is a positive start considering the team is playing for pride and jobs at this point.