The Denver Broncos showed up Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in MetLife Stadium in New York and took care of the New York Jets by a gritty 37-28 victory. The Broncos deployed a rushing game that produced 117 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to go along with a total team offensive output of 359 yards. Quarterback Brett Rypien contributed with 242 yards and two touchdowns for the game.
Rypien helped the Broncos in this victory by attempting 31 passes and completing 19 of them. This led to a final QB production of 242 yards, three interceptions and two touchdowns for the game.
The ground game for the Broncos saw Melvin Gordon carrying the football 23 times, and Royce Freeman helping with rushing the ball three times. The two rushers produced 107 yards and six yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Broncos had Rypien throwing the football to Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick as his most productive targets. Jeudy caught two passes for a net gain of 61 yards. The secondary target (Patrick) caught six passes for a net contribution of 113 yards.
The Broncos were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in six sacks, and five tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.
For the losing team, Joe Flacco finished the game completing 2 of 2 passes to lead the way for the Jets. This performance by Flacco led to a QB rating of 100.00, and game stats of 16 yards, zero interceptions and no touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Jets was led by La’Mical Perine and Frank Gore. For the game, Perine rushed for 15 yards from carrying the football five times. Meanwhile Gore carried the ball 13 times for a total of 30 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Jets included Jamison Crowder and Jeff Smith. Crowder caught seven passes for a total of 104 yards, while Smith contributed with 81 yards from seven passes.
For the game, the Jets defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and zero sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
The Broncos walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Jets on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.