Broncos buck Ravens
Broncos defeat Ravens 14-7
DENVER, CO [IP]
The Baltimore Ravens traveled to the Mile High city to take on the Broncos. They would realize fast that this game would require defense and some offense from unexpected players in the game. The Broncos would call a great game and would stop the Ravens at the end of the game to secure the win
The Ravens won the toss and elected to kick off to the Broncos. The Broncos wasted no time and in three minutes into the game they had their first strike. It was AB Johnson hitting WR Jeffery in the end zone that would give the Broncos a 7-0 advantage early in the game. Then it was the Ravens turn as the Broncos kicked off and the Ravens would go on a 7 play 78 yard drive. In that drive, QB Gabbert would find WR Jenkins on a 46 yard TD pass and the Ravens tied the game all up at 7-7.
The second quarter would prove to be the defining quarter in the game scoring wise. The Broncos would score on a 9 yard pass to WR Benn from QB Johnson to give the Broncos a 14-7 lead. The Ravens on the next drive were on a nice drive when QB Gabbert got hit and was injured. It would be determined by the medical staff that he would miss the rest of the game. Backup QB Sanchez and his old body..lol... would come in and play and soon enough the Ravens would see him go down. He wasn't as lucky has QB Gabbert as he will miss the next 8 weeks. Insert 3rd string QB Klein. The Ravens drive and Klein hits WR Martinez at the Broncos 8 yard line but we then would see him fumble and Broncos recovered. The Ravens defense started to step it up a bit and would close out the half down 14-7.
The 3rd quarter would see the Ravens drive into the Broncos red zone. QB Klein would try and hit TE Kelce but the Broncos were there to put a stop to that and intercepted the ball. Neither team would score any points in the quarter and the Ravens went into the 4th quarter down 14-7
Early in the 4th quarter coach Goodman made a change at HB and went with Sims. It was a very good move as Sims seemed to ignite the run game. The Ravens drove in Broncos territory but would see Sims fumble and the Broncos recover to end the drive. Very late in the game, QB Klein had a good drive going as there was not much time left in the game and would get the Ravens to the Broncos 4 yard line. It would come down to a 4th and 1 and the Broncos were able to stop HB Rainey short of the first down and Broncos took over and ran out the clock.
What a heck of a game and a game very well played by the Broncos! With the injuries to the QB i thought that Klein came in and actually played very well in this game. Having to go to the 3rd QB is not why we lost this game and we could not get over the hump on this game. I made some bad choices in this game and almost all of them resulted in a turnover coach Goodman would say. Broncos played one heck of a game and almost the whole game was pretty much a possession game and his defense was better than our offense when we needed it the most. Hats off to Denver and Mr. Blitz on a very well played, well called game.
The Ravens will have their season opener at home next week as the Jets come to Baltimore. They are off to a very nice start on the season and sit atop the AFC East at 2-0. Coach Goodman knows we will have our hands full with the jets but welcome the challenge and cant wait to get back out there with his team next week.