Offense – B
It was an effective but unspectacular game for the Broncos offense, which was the requirement against the Jets. The Broncos have gained 344 yards, including 121 rushing, a season-high (albeit just 3.3 yards on average) and a touchdown each from full backs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 19 of 25 for 235 yards and entered October without an interception. Receivers Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton had five catches each on five targets and less Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and possibly KJ Hamler (knee), the focus will be on Sutton and Patrick. Left guard Dalton Risner (foot) and right guard Graham Glasgow (knee) were unable to complete the match. One of the few downsides was Williams’ breakaway at the goal line in the fourth quarter.
Defense – A
A laundry is a laundry is a laundry, right? The Broncos swindled an opponent for the second time in two-plus years from coach Vic Fangio; the first was 16-0 against Tennessee, which ended the Marcus Mariota era. The Jets didn’t go over 100 offensive yards until the last minute of the third quarter and the pass rush kicked in after being semi-silent in weeks 1-2. The Broncos have sacked Zach Wilson five times, including two by inside linebacker Alexander Johnson. Interceptions by safeties Justin Simmons and Caden Sterns brought the Broncos to a plus-3 turnover ratio in three games. Life without inside linebacker Josey Jewell (out for a year after chest surgery) and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (out at least a month after ankle surgery) couldn’t have been better.
Special teams – B
Kicker Brandon McManus had field goals of 45, 47, 21 and 36 yards and his two extra point attempts. Puncher Sam Martin had a 26-yard punt that appeared to be partially blocked, which limited his net average to 40.7 yards. Dionte Spencer had two punt returns for 16 yards. Overall, as special teams introduced inside linebacker Micah Kiser and reintroduced full-back / tight end Andrew Beck (inactive in weeks 1-2), the Broncos took a step forward instead of a other back. The Broncos may have to weigh their punt return options if Spencer is forced to play more at the receiver.
Training – B
The 26-point margin of victory was the Broncos’ biggest since a 45-10 Thursday night win over Arizona in 2018. This Cardinals team was bad; this Jets team can be worse. But the Broncos ‘offensive coaches have focused on the running game (37 attempts for 121 yards), even against the Jets’ stacked fronts. In defense, the Broncos forced Zach Wilson to pass 19 of 35 for just 160 yards, two interceptions and a score of 42.6. The Broncos haven’t done a lot of blitzing, but coach Vic Fangio picked the right times. Getting into a meaty part of their schedule, coaches will be challenged to come up with more explosive offensively games, the same kind of consistency the defense showed in Weeks 1-3, and to coach young players who will be. called to start.