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Detroit Lions DOMINATED By Denver Broncos

That Jared Goff #interception was #SICK #lions #broncos #onepride #BroncosCountry
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As the Detroit Lions traveled to Denver to play the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas was heavy on their mind. Thomas died of a seizure Thursday evening, the Broncos sure took up his memory and BATTLED.

The Denver Broncos honored the memory of Demaryius Thomas with tributes, decals and a 38-10 walloping of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon each scored a pair of touchdowns and Dre’Mont Jones had a monster game that included two sacks of Jared Goff.

 Attempting to overcome a roster severely depleted by injuries and six COVID-19 cases this week, while playing against an opponent riding an emotional wave fueled by the death of a franchise icon this week, the Detroit Lions were overwhelmed by the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, 38-10. 

Buoyed by a strong second quarter for a second consecutive week, the Lions (1-11-1) managed to keep things interesting for a half before the Broncos (7-6) forced four turnovers in the second half (two on downs) and scored the game’s final 24 points to pull away for an easy victory. 

Teddy Bridgewater vs Goff

Bridgewater QBR-118.6 Goff 42.4

Goff threw 39 times and only connected on 24 for 178 yards.

Midway through the fourth quarter, safety Justin Simmons picked off a pass and immediately darted to a blue circle on Denver’s sideline and placed the ball in the middle of “88” stenciled in white paint as teammates respectfully gathered around in a subdued celebration of Simmons’ fifth interception of the season, which tied a career high.

The Broncos then recorded just their second opening-drive touchdown in 29 games under embattled offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur with Williams scoring from 5 yards out, carrying safeties Dean Marlowe and Jalen Elliott across the goal line with him.

Gordon’s 1-yard TD run after a three-and-out by Detroit made it 14-0, and the first quarter ended with the Broncos holding an 11-0 advantage in first downs and a yardage disparity of 135 to minus-1 in offensive production.

Their fortunes also flipped when the teams switched sides, however, and Goff quickly drove the Lions downfield and hit Kalif Raymond from 7 yards out to cut Detroit’s deficit in half.

The Lions pulled to 14-10 on Riley Patterson‘s 36-yard field goal, but the Broncos went into the locker room up 17-10 on McManus’ 52-yarder as the first half expired.

The Lions, coming off their first win but hit hard by COVID-19 last week — they had seven players on the virus list Sunday — coughed up the football on the second snap of the third quarter when Shelby Harris punched the ball from Godwin Igwebuike‘s grasp and linebacker Jonathon Cooper recovered at the Detroit 30.

Midway through the fourth quarter, safety Justin Simmons picked off a pass and immediately darted to a blue circle on Denver’s sideline and placed the ball in the middle of “88” stenciled in white paint as teammates respectfully gathered around in a subdued celebration of Simmons’ fifth interception of the season, which tied a career high.

From ESPN.. https://www.espn.com/nfl/recap?gameId=401326532

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