Denver Broncos: 3 Reactions to the Win Over the Bengals

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The Denver Broncos travelled to Cincinnati on Sunday for a morning matchup with the Bengals.  Denver won 24-10.

Let us begin with the requisite criticism of Vance Joseph‘s coaching;  Commentary was alight with criticism of Joseph for extending a Cincinnati drive by accepting a penalty.  Presumably, twitter believes that had Joseph declined the penalty, the Bengals would have punted and Chris Harris Jr. would have been spared the play that injured him.

It’s a weekly reminder that the rank-and-file Bronco fans are not going to accept Joseph no matter what the team does from here on out.  It’s a shame, too because the penalty was called on fourth down and nine and created a fourth and 14 for the Bengals.  Harris wasn’t on the field for the punt as he had been injured previously, on the third down play.  Where there was no penalty called.

Courtland Sutton had four catches for 85 yards and a beautiful touchdown.  Case Keenum shook off a bad first half to lead the Broncos to victory for the third straight game.  Not coincidentally, Keenum has not turned the ball over in those games, having gone four without an interception.

Isaac Yiadom filled in nicely for the injured Harris, the defense had a strong performance Todd Davis was everywhere, leading the team with nine tackles.

Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker produced some nice runs, though they were not featured out of the backfield.  The man that was featured is our first standout: