The Denver Broncos are coming off of an impressive win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12, a win that kept them over .500 even after dealing Von Miller at the NFL’s trade deadline. However, with the K.C. Chiefs coming into view, the Broncos are dealing with an injury to Teddy Bridgewater that will be something to monitor as the week progresses.
The Broncos put away the Chargers by 15 points in a 28-13 win on Sunday, but they were forced to turn to Drew Lock for a spell as Bridgewater exited the game with a lower leg injury, which kept him out of action for much of the first half. Lock took over and looked horrible by completing 4 of 7 passes with 1 interception for only 26 yards.
Fortunately for Denver, the leg injury doesn’t look overly serious and ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler is calling it “manageable.” Just what that means is unclear, but practice reports will tell the story as the week unfolds. Bridgewater is certainly not going to contend for any year-end awards, but he’s significantly better than Lock.
Teddy Bridgewater’s leg injury has been termed “manageable”.
While the Broncos aren’t going to make anyone in Kansas City all that nervous, the truth is that they’ve fared much better in 2021 than many expected and especially after they looked like they would finish in the basement of the division behind the likes of the Chargers and Raiders. Given that they’ve reeled off victories against the Chargers and Dallas Cowboys in recent weeks, no one in K.C. can afford to overlook them.
As for the Chiefs, they’re coming off of their own bye, so they should be very heathy when they take the field on Sunday against the Broncos. Will it be Bridgewater versus Patrick Mahomes? If so, how effective will he be?
Bridgewater has completed 69.2 percent of all throws this year to go with 14 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions.