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The Broncos Topped the Dolphins in a Thrilling 20-13 Win

The Denver Broncos topped the Miami Dolphins in a thrilling victory of 20-13, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. For the win, Drew Lock threw for 270 yards, and zero touchdowns. The Broncos also relied on a rushing game that produced 189 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Lock ended the game with 270 yards passing, to go along with zero touchdowns, one interception, and completing 18 of 30 passes. This performance led to a 75.70 passer rating for Lock.

The ground game for the Broncos saw Melvin Gordon carrying the football 15 times, and Phillip Lindsay helping with rushing the ball 16 times. The two rushers produced 84 yards and 82 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Broncos had Lock throwing the football to Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick as his most productive targets. Jeudy caught three passes for a net gain of 37 yards. The secondary target (Patrick) caught five passes for a net contribution of 119 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 zero defensive touchdowns.

Compared to Lock of the Broncos, Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Dolphins threw for 117 yards with zero touchdowns, and one interception, completing 12 of 18 passes, for a 61.60 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Dolphins was led by Salvon Ahmed and Matt Breida. For the game, Ahmed rushed for 43 yards from carrying the football 12 times. Meanwhile Breida carried the ball 2 times for a total of four yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Dolphins included Malcolm Perry and DeVante Parker. Perry caught three passes for a total of 23 yards, while Parker contributed with 61 yards from six passes.

In their loss, the Dolphins defense contributed with one forced fumble and one tackle to go along with zero sacks and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Dolphins defense was not enough help get a win.

The Broncos walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 4-6. The Dolphins on the other hand, dropped to 6-4 for the season.