DENVER (AP) – Justin Simmons and Denver’s protection held agency after a fumble gave Washington the ball again, and the Broncos blocked two subject objectives on their approach to a 17-10 win Sunday that stopped a four-game slide.
Melvin Gordon III caught a landing go and ran for the go-ahead rating from 7 yards out with 4:27 remaining. He additionally fumbled with 21 seconds to go, giving Washington the ball on the Denver 24-yard line.
The protection pressured Taylor Heinicke to throw the ball out of the again of the top zone on the final play of the sport.
It regarded as if the sport was over when Simmons picked off a desperation Heinicke go in the long run zone with round 37 seconds left. It was Simmons’ second interception of the sport.
However Gordon’s fumble gave Washington yet another probability.
“They stepped it up and bought it accomplished,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio stated.
The final defensive stand prevented the primary winless October for the Broncos (4-4) since 1967.
Dre’Mont Jones and Shelby Harris every blocked a field-goal try from Chris Blewitt. Jones bought his hand on a 47-yard attempt within the fourth, and Harris batted down a 45-yarder from Blewitt within the second.
For giant chunks of time, it was virtually a sport of who didn’t need to win — with loads of missed alternatives, subject objectives and errors. Washington (2-6) didn’t convert on a fourth down early within the sport, had Bobby McCain drop an interception in his arms and allowed 5 sacks to a protection lacking Von Miller.
Brandon McManus missed a 53-yard subject purpose for Denver with 10:57 remaining. He was 13 of 13 earlier than pushing his try good.
Gordon energized a sparse crowd on a 15-yard TD catch from Teddy Bridgewater simply earlier than halftime. There have been an introduced 11,755 no-shows on a cool day within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. That regardless of tickets being accessible for as little as $25.
Washington tied it at 10 late within the third on Heinicke’s 20-yard landing throw to DeAndre Carter. It was Washington’s fourth straight loss.
The largest cheer of the afternoon was for Corridor of Fame QB Peyton Manning, who was inducted into the workforce’s Ring of Fame at halftime. Manning even eliminated his orange jacket and placed on his No. 18 jersey one final time. He lofted an ideal 30-yard-ish strike to receiver Brandon Stokley in the long run zone.
Miller was sidelined by an ankle harm. The workforce’s profession sacks chief walked the sideline in a jacket.
Bridgewater was helped by the return of receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and tight finish Albert Okwuegbunam (hamstring). Jeudy had 4 catches for 39 yards, together with an enormous seize on the go-ahead drive.
RING OF FAME
Manning had his Ring of Fame pillar unveiled in a pregame ceremony in entrance of followers exterior the stadium. At halftime, there was a ceremony to honor his inclusion into the workforce’s Ring of Fame.
He signed off on the authenticity of his new bronze bust — proper right down to the element of his brow.
“The brow is all the time the important thing factor. You need to you need it to be correct, proper?” cracked Manning. “So there’s quite a lot of area there.”
Broncos: CB Bryce Callahan was helped off the sphere after hurting his left leg within the fourth quarter. His leg appeared to catch within the turf. … LT Garett Bolles walked off within the fourth favoring his left leg.
Broncos: At Dallas subsequent Sunday.
By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports activities Author
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