Denver Broncos Week 1 disappointment had some positives

Denver Broncos, Jerry Jeudy - Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, Jerry Jeudy - Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos‘ disappointing loss in week one was a tough game to watch, but there were some positives to take away from this game.  I think most of the NFL world expected the Broncos to win.  Emotions were likely running high for both clubs, and playing in Seattle proved to be a massive disadvantage for Denver.

To me, this was a typical trap game, even if it was just week one.  Trap games can be easy to see coming, but still shocking nonetheless.  I remember the Denver Broncos beating the Houston Texans back in the 2019 season.  Houston was 8-4 at the time and came off a huge win against the Patriots in primetime, and the Broncos were a losing team who just started Drew Lock for the first time.

This time around, Denver was the victim of a trap game, but I did see some positives to take away.  Russell Wilson was elite through the air, completing 69% of his passes for 340 yards and a touchdown.  His 340-yard total through the air was the 14th highest of his career, and that’s just his first game in Denver.  He also did this in Seattle, with the 12’s screaming their loudest.

Jerry Jeudy had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown catch on a 67-yard score.  Wilson clearly had a priority to get Jeudy the ball.  Courtland Sutton also had over 70 receiving yards himself.  Javonte Williams picked up right where he left off.  His limited carries on Monday night were nothing short of excellent, finding holes in the defense and breaking tackles in the process.

Javonte Williams is going to be a huge weapon for the Denver Broncos, and even though he didn’t put up elite numbers on Monday night, it was a good outing from him.  The defense also made some adjustments in the second half and was able to limit Seattle to next to nothing.

The biggest issues for Denver were the insane amount of penalties and the two goal line fumbles.  The Denver Broncos did show some positives in this game, even though it was a horribly disappointing loss.