This matchup wasn’t based on stats and players. It came down to the players on the field. The defenses for both teams played well at crucial points in the game. The Broncos looked dead in the water in the first half of the game. Brock Osweiler looked as if he signed up for the foreign legion with errant passes all over the field. The running game was null and void but the Broncos kept playing. AJ McCarron looked like a seasoned vet under center for the Bengals but this time it was a tale of two halves for the Bengals. The Broncos win a wild one in overtime by a field goal 20-17.
Brock Osweiler played the final two quarters like he was in charge the whole game. His crisp passes made it to their spots with precision. One would say the future is now in Denver. He finished the game with 200 yards passing on 22-35 attempts and one touchdown. The running game woke up as well C. J. Anderson carried the ball 9 times for 73 yards and a touchdown. Owen Daniels caught 5 passes for 70 yards before getting smashed on a hit in the fourth. The offense looked great in the fourth and overtime.
The were known the walking dead in the 1st and 2nd quarters. In the beginning of the 3rd quarter Aqib Talib shut out A. J. Green on two pass attempts on the Broncos side of the field 50. With a key sack by DeMarcus Ware and a fumble recovery, the Broncos defense saved the day once again. Center Russell Bodine’s snap that was mishandled by AJ McCarron sealed it for Denver.
The Broncos host the Chargers. San Diego will be looking to spoil any momentum in the playoffs. Brock Osweiler can add to his tremendous upside. The offensive line will be the key to keeping him healthy throughout the playoffs.