Broncos Win in the Jungle 29-17 – Bob Volpe


Three and a half point underdog Broncos go into the Bengal’s liar and come out with a big road win.

Football’s talking heads will have to stop saying Trevor Seimian is insignificant as the leader to the Denver Broncos. Seimian threw for 312 yards and 4 touchdowns in his first road game as quarterback of the Broncos.

All week, prior to Sunday’s game, TV sports shows and their “expert” pundits have ignored the Broncos. Why? Because they don’t know what to think about Trevor Seimian.

Last week there was a lot of talk in Bronco circles though. The Denver Post interviewed both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas last week. The receivers talked about being disappointed that they were not getting the ball enough and complained about not getting “100 yard games.”

Thomas was quoted as saying, “”We’re gonna need more offense, that’s for sure,” “It’s hard — you’re always putting it on the defense, and at some point, that’s tough to count on. There’s no reason to keep it close. Last year, a lot of things went our way, but that can catch up to you.” You’ve got two guys … damn, the best duo in the league, and we haven’t had 100 yards in a game yet. He’s got, what, eight catches? I’ve got nine. I mean …”

Even running back CJ Anderson had some questions, if not complaints, about the team’s offensive performance. Anderson said, “I don’t know if we’re frustrated, but we’ve just got to learn to finish drives I don’t know if that’s us being young, or getting used to a new quarterback, or if it’s play-calling, but we can all do better. If we keep relying on the defense to win games, eventually it’s gonna hurt us.”

Sunday afternoon, Trevor Seimian and Coach Kubiak put together a game plan that should, at least temporarily, stop the whining in the locker room.

Demaryius Thomas got his first 100 yard receiving game of the year, catching 6 passes for exactly 100 yards, the longest being a 55 yard catch and run for a TD.

Emmanuel Sanders had his first 100 yard game of the year pulling down 9 passes for 117 yards and 2 TD’s. Sander’s longest catch was a 41 yard TD reception.

Seimian’s afternoon was not without fault. Twice he threw balls that should have been picked off.

At halftime the Broncos went into the locker room leading by 3 points 16-13 and it looked like this would be another tight hard fought game to the end.

The Bengals engineered a 15 play 8 minute plus drive in the third quarter, but only managed to come away with a 34 yard field goal for their effort. Still they took the lead 16-17.

On the next possession Seimian and the Bronco offense answered with a 13 play 8 minute drive that culminated in a 1 yard TD pass to tight end John Phillips. Broncs on top again 22-17 after the 2 point conversion failed.

After that it was all Broncos.

The defense held the Bengals to 3 and out on their next possession.

Seimian hit Thomas on a 55 yard TD pass on the next drive and put the game away. Broncos 29, Bengals 17

Next week the Broncos are on the road again. They fly to Tampa to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.