Riding a 365 yards total offensive output, the Denver Broncos sneaked past the Carolina Panthers in a tantalizing victory of 32-27, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Bank of America Stadium in Carolina. Contributing to this victory, Drew Lock threw the football for 280 yards, and four touchdowns. The Broncos also had a rushing game that produced 96 yards and no rushing touchdowns.
Lock finished the game with four touchdowns, completing 21 of 27 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 280 yards and no interceptions, and a passer rating of 149.50.
Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon led the rushing game for the Broncos. Lindsay rushed for 24 yards from carrying the football 11 times. Lindsay was helped by Gordon who carried the football 13 times for a total of 68 yards. In the passing game, Lock was most successful throwing the ball to Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Jeudy caught two passes for a total of 42 yards, while Hamler contributed with 86 yards from two passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Broncos produced no forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, four sacks and no defensive touchdowns.
Teddy Bridgewater led the Panthers in a losing effort with 283 yards, completing 30 of 40 passes, no interceptions, and zero touchdowns, for a QB rating of 94.10.
The Panthers’ rushing game was led by Trenton Cannon and Mike Davis. For the game, Cannon carried the ball one time, rushed for minus two yard, and zero touchdowns. Davis supplemented and carried the ball a total of 11 times for a total of 51 yards. Meanwhile Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Panthers. Anderson caught eight passes from Bridgewater for a total of 84 yards, while Samuel contributed with 68 yards from seven passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Panthers defense ended the game with one sack, and one tackle for loss, to go along with one forced fumble.
The Broncos walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 5-8. The Panthers on the other hand, dropped to 4-9 for the season.