Sports Denver Broncos Grading the Broncos in their 25-13 victory over the Colts The only touchdown the Broncos surrendered came after an Indianapolis interception in the first quarter John Leyba, The Denver Post Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker (23) picks up a few yards as he is brought down by Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) during the third quarter on Dec. 14, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium. By Nick Kosmider | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: December 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm | UPDATED: December 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm Broncos Grades Offense: B+. Brock Osweiler , who entered the game in relief of injured QB Trevor Siemian to start the second quarter, authored one of the best performances of his career, accounting for three touchdowns while leading Denver back from a 10-0 deficit. He got big help from receiver Cody Latimer , who had the best game of his career.
Defense: A. The only touchdown the Broncos surrendered came after an Indianapolis interception in the first quarter. The Broncos continuously harassed QB Jacoby Brissett, shut down the run game and largely limited big plays. The biggest gain for the Colts was a 22-yard catch-and-run by running back Frank Gore .
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Coaching: B+. The Broncos largely had a disciplined game plan against the mobile Brissett. The decision to go for two in the third quarter was a gutsy call that paid off when Cody Latimer brought down Brock Osweiler’s pass at the edge of the end zone to give the Broncos a 22-13 lead.
Take Our Poll Game Balls Brock Osweiler, Broncos QB. His 18-yard touchdown run in the second quarter injected life into the Broncos, and he only kept making big plays from there. Osweiler also threw for two scores and played mistake-free football in relief of Trevor Siemian, who was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury.
Cody Latimer, Broncos WR. The fourth-year player out of the University of Indiana had arguably the best game of his career, catching a touchdown and adding a two-point conversion. He finished with three catches for 60 yards.
C.J. Anderson , Broncos RB. Anderson gave the Broncos great balance by rushing for a season-high 158 yards on 30 carries. His tough, 16-yard run in the fourth quarter that gave Denver a first down all but ended the game.