It could have been an irreplaceable foundation for a Disney movie if he had called in an unplanned rookie from a practice team to start the NFL game in the quarterback, essentially without preparation.
But on Sunday afternoon, the actual, ugly reality of the situation prevailed. The Broncos, who started Kendall Hinton, started with four quarterback defenders out of reach for four COVID-19 issues on the Saints, 31-3, on Empower Field. Denver fell to 4-7 and finished with 12 passes.
The Broncos defense kept the match semi-tight, while the Broncos attack didn’t exist from the time of entry. Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman saw both in the “Wildcat” formation, in the Broncos ’first possession, and Hinton came in 3rd and 3rd and put pressure on his first NFL pass unfinished. Hinton made a pass – to the day – and threw two interceptions.
Although Lindsay occasionally gave the Broncos a spark from the wildcat, New Orleans ’defense was not deceived. Denver opened the match for the first time this season with four consecutive penalties, while the Saints took advantage of the offside penalty by going down the fourth in their third shoot.
Denver then added a fifth consecutive point before the fumble and led an interception to 10 easy points for New Orleans during the final 2:22 of the half, making it 17-0 during the break.
The touch came with a weak blow to Lindsay, who should have fallen on the ball, and when hit, the ball bounced loosely and linebacker Kwon Alexander recovered it. Garett Bolles, the battle on the left, saved a pin-pin goal with Alexander’s shoe fitting, but the Saints definitely made cash with the second Taysom Hill touchdown, making it 14-0. The purpose of the following field was for Janoris Jenkins to pass Hinton DaeSean’s deep pass to Hamilton.
The Broncos finished the first half with a zero-yard pass and just 37 net yards as Hinton stood 0-7 in the air.
Some lonely events in Denver occurred in the third quarter when Essang Bassey, the drafting rookie cornerback, recorded the first capture of his career and returned him to the Saints ’territory. The Broncos turned this into a 58-yard field goal from Brandon McManus at 7:01, making it 17-3. It was a long career for McManus and he also set a team record with 50 plus field goals in seven seasons.
New Orleans dragged on with Latavius Murray’s 24-yard touchdown, which ran 24-3 through a tired and tired Denver defense at the end of the third quarter. Murray added another point, this time from seven yards to 31-3.
Denver also suffered an injury in the second half as both Lindsay (knee) and Bryce Callahan (leg) were excluded due to injury.