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Courtland Sutton Jersey , Seahawks 24: Plenty of game ball worthy performances in Week 1 The Denver Broncos took the win from the Seattle Seahawks late overcoming several offensive mistakes to secure a 27-24 victory. While the offense wasn’t pretty at times, they did move the ball at will and the defense sacked Russell Wilson a whooping six times in this game.With the Orange Rush defense harassing and hitting Wilson all game long, it was only a matter of time for them to take over the game. Von Miller did just that with three second-half sacks and a forced fumble. Wilson looked hurried even when he wasn’t, which put the Broncos secondary in position to make a lot of plays.Overall it was a great team win. One which saw the team rally after an offensive turnover rather than wilt under it. Here are our game balls for this great Week 1 start!Case KeenumCase Keenum did have 3 interceptions. Those happened and were disappointing, but outside of those, Keenum was solid. He finished with 329 yards and 3 touchdowns. He threaded the needle for a pretty touchdown to Demaryius Thomas late in the game to make for his turnovers during the game. He needs to clean up his issues, but he showed he can put up points for the Broncos offense. - Scotty PayneVon MillerVon Miller was a force of nature in this game. He’s arguably the NFL’s best defensive player and showed the NFL that he can still absolutely ruin a team. He wrapped up the day with 3 sacks with 2 forced fumbles and an assist on a late game Chris Harris Jr. sack that he won’t get any statistical credit for. - SadaraineDemaryius ThomasDemaryius Thomas finished second on the day behind Sanders who had 10 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown, but Thomas was solid and was open a lot more than his final stat-line of 6 receptions for 63 yards and touchdown shows. He had several miscues early on with Keenum, with on resulting in an interception. However, the reason DT gets a game ball from me was how he kept fighting through it and by late in the game he seemed to be making those Larry Fitzgerald like receptions that kept the sticks moving at the most critical of times, capping things off with a toe tapped touchdown reception to put the Broncos up for the final time. It’s good to see Thomas and Sanders feasting once more. - Tim LynchEmmanuel SandersEmmanuel Sanders is looking to be the offense’s version of Von Miller, aka the game wrecker. 10 catches for 135 yards and a TD is a significant tone to set. If Keenum can calm down and stay focused, I’m predicting Sanders shatters season records the way Von Miller is about to. Sanders is Pro Bowl bound. His new role in this offense fits him to a T. 1,300 Yard’s and 12+ TD’s are easily attainable. - Pete BaronJustin SimmonsSeven months ago Justin Simmons set sail on something that was impossible for him last year — an All Pro season. Denver will ask and has asked all kinds of things of Simmons that would be considered out of scope for a safety such as playing nickle cornerback or dime backer, but on Simmons first stop of his All Pro tour he had four tackles, one pass defended and one interception on a day that saw him swap his position in and out, but found him near every play. - Ian HensonPhillip LindsayWatching Phillip Lindsay was a treat for Coloradoans. He was the best option on the field for most of the game. His touchdown catch and run was a thing of beauty in the first quarter. He and Royce Freeman had the same rushing totals, but Lindsay was active all over the field. He even had a tackle on special teams. He will be a huge weapon this year, and if you are a Colorado native like myself, it will be a lot of fun to watch a local kid wearing a legends number being a great player. The rookies are good. Lindsay was great. - Adam MalnatiAdam JonesOne of the biggest concerns of Broncos Country, and holes on Denver’s roster was 3rd cornerback and a reliable return man. Enter Adam Jones who filled both of those slots.Jones looked solid in the return game and had a nice return early in the game that was called back by a penalty.But his play at corner was even more important. You didnt hear his name called much Courtland Sutton Jersey , because he was locking his man down. Von Miller can thank Jones for at least one of his sacks as Pacman took away Wilson’s target, causing him to pull it down.For a major concern heading into the season to be a non-issue in this game is huge for the Denver secondary. Jones is an under the radar late pickup that will likely be one of Denver’s most clever moves this offseason. - Jeff EssaryJohn ElwayJohn Elway. For Draft Class 2018 and Free Agency 2018. So many contributors in today’s win. - Laurie Lattimore-VolkmannOffensive LineThe biggest question for Denver’s offense this entire offseason was the guys upfront. After the first game of the season, that is no longer a question. The Broncos rushed for 146 yards on 32 carries. What showed me the offensive line is up to the task this season is when the team needed it most, Denver was able to run the ball. Freeman and Lindsay each had big runs that allowed the Broncos to flip field position and pin Seattle in its own end to all but end the game. Even better? The line allowed one sack. - Ian St. ClairWho gets your game ball? Share in the comments section below.It is time for the Broncos to move on from Paxton Lynch Many(myself included) had high hopes for Paxton Lynch when the Broncos traded up for him in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a raw prospect with good size, intriguing tools, plus athleticism, and a player who fit the Broncos desperate need at quarterback. Keep in mind they just lost Brock Osweiler to the Texans in free agency, signed Mark Sanchez, passed on Colin Kaepernick, and were just beginning to go down the Trevor Siemian road. So they needed a young “quarterback of the future” and Lynch fit that bill.It started out promising for Lynch, but it quickly went downhill. He lost out to seventh round quarterback Trevor Siemian in a starting quarterback battle that was weighted in his favor. He has struggled whenever he has played and seems to regress every time he takes the field. Then, he once again lost out to a seventh-round quarterback(Chad Kelly) this summer to be the backup to starter Case Keenum. It’s just time to move on and may be beneficial for both parties to do it sooner rather than later. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesThe contrast between second-team quarterback Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch is evident. Kelly is oozing confidence and is seeing the field well. He is making accurate throws and appears to be a promising young quarterback for the Broncos.As for Lynch, he looks lost out there. He has zero confidence on the field, he is thinking too much, he is hesitating before he throws, he tucks and runs(still) too quickly, and just appears to have regressed from his rookie year. It is time to cut bait. I believe the Broncos should try to trade Lynch sooner rather than later. The Jets were able to get something for quarterback Christian Hackenberg so I believe there will be a market for Lynch. I do not expect much in return obviously, but you should be able to get something. Lynch’s first-round label helps him and some team that lacks a young quarterback option behind their veteran starter should be interested. Having a coach with a background of developing quarterbacks should help too. I wouldn’t be shocked to see New England be the team to kick the tires on Lynch but that is pure speculation on my part.In the end, Lynch needs a change of scenery. His future is not in Denver and he is being showered with boos while already lacking confidence. This isn’t a good environment for Lynch and it would do both sides well to just move on.It sucks it didn’t work out but prolonging this any longer just doesn’t make sense. It is time to move on from Lynch.
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