Denver Broncos getting a much-needed spark vs. Washington

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Denver Broncos are in a four-game losing streak and they might be getting just what they need against the Washington Football Team for a spark.

After a 3-0 start to the 2021 season, Denver Broncos fans were thinking about a return to the postseason for the first time since they won Super Bowl 50.

That excitement was short-lived because, in the month of October, the Broncos have completely collapsed. They are 0-4, losing four straight games to critical AFC opponents. On Sunday, the Denver Broncos have a fifth and final shot at getting a win in October, and it could be a season-saving victory if it happens.

Thankfully, they will be getting some significant reinforcements on offense.

Denver Broncos getting a much-needed spark vs. Washington

Against the Washington Football Team, the Denver Broncos get wide receiver Jerry Jeudy back in the lineup for the first time since the team’s week one victory over the New York Giants.

Against the Giants, Jeudy suffered what appeared to be a very significant ankle injury. Many were speculating as he was carted off the field that his season could be over based on how things looked on the replay.

Fortunately for Jeudy and the Broncos, it wasn’t a season-ending injury. Jeudy has obviously missed six games, and the team actually revealed that he was healthy enough to play against the Cleveland Browns last week.

A full-speed Jerry Jeudy is a significant game-changer for the Denver Broncos, especially against a defense in Washington that allows 30 points per game defensively and ranks 32nd against the pass both in terms of yardage and touchdowns allowed (19).

Washington allows a passing touchdown, on average, once every 9 or 10 completions against their defense.

Getting Jeudy back is a massive spark for the Denver Broncos, but what’s even better news for the Denver Broncos?

This is going to be just the third time the team will get to see Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy on the field together in an actual game.

The first time was last season against the Steelers, the game in which Sutton wound up tearing his ACL.

The second time was obviously this year against the Giants, Sutton’s first game back from the ACL tear.

Now, the Broncos will get to see a full-speed Jeudy going with a full-speed Sutton.

There will be no excuses for a lack of big plays for that Denver offense — playing at home — against the league’s worst pass defense.

With Jeudy coming back the Denver Broncos will have close to a full complement of offensive weapons. The only player who definitely will not be playing in this game that the team planned on having a large role before the season is wide receiver KJ Hamler, who suffered a torn ACL earlier this season.

The Broncos have a healthy Sutton, Jeudy, Noah Fant, Tim Patrick, Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams, and Albert Okwuegbunam is also expected to play this week coming off of injured reserve.

With the season on the line and the trade deadline just two days after this game, could you ask for a better situation than this midway through the 2021 season if you’re the Broncos?