LONDON Perhaps only one play will do.
Denver Broncos | Perhaps all it takes to alter the direction of the season is one KJ Hamler 47-yard reception, one K’Waun Williams interception, and one Latavius Murray score.
The Broncos have been emphasizing the necessity to make a game-changing play and perform well in critical situations all week and for weeks prior to that.
The Broncos have consistently failed to make such plays this season, but on Sunday against the Jaguars, they succeeded.
Justin Simmons described the 21-17 victory as “massive.” “We are bringing back a few players heading into the bye, players who are hurt as the season nears its midpoint, and it’s going to be crucial for us. Everyone speaks about how victories create momentum, and this was a significant victory going into the break. We discussed how this was a game we had to win, and we succeeded in doing so. It’s building on this for us going ahead.”
On Sunday, there were several instances of the game-changing plays the Broncos were looking for.
Trevor Lawrence rolled to his right and delivered an errant ball in the second quarter, and Simmons snagged it at the goal line. The Broncos’ deficit was reduced from 14-0 to only one score.
On third-and-7, Jerry Jeudy sprinted across the field to catch a 25-yard pass, setting up his jet-sweep touchdown on the very next snap.
On the Broncos’ opening possession of the third quarter, Greg Dulcich made play after play, accumulating 78 yards in one series as Denver moved 98 yards and grabbed the lead for the first time.
With 3:54 remaining and a three-point disadvantage, the Broncos continued to make crucial plays. With a 47-yard throw to Hamler from Russell Wilson, the Broncos were brought inside field-goal range.
“We had discussed giving KJ an opportunity for a go-ball to that side in between series, and we had the opportunity to do so,” head coach Nathaniel Hackett said. look we wanted and he executed it to perfection. We are searching for the ability to take advantage of these possibilities when they arise.
On third-and-5, Wilson scampered for a 10-yard gain that eventually resulted in the game-winning touchdown.