By David McDonnell
The Broncos staged a second half comeback to win a highly entertaining game in London.
And just as important as the win, Russell Wilson is back!!! The recently maligned quarterback looked back to himself and continuously led his team down the field when it mattered most for a statement win.
It didn’t start well for the team in orange and for most of the first two quarters, they struggled to get going on offence as the Jaguars dominated. Trevor Laurence first found Evan Engram with a good throw for the opening touchdown.
The best player on show all game was Jags running-back Travis Etienne, who was dangerous throughout. He got Jacksonville up to first and goal and Broncos All-Pro safety Justin Simmons made a big play for the defence with a redzone interception.
All watching in Wembly hoped it might have swung the momentum in Denver’s favour but when they went three and out, the London crowd booed after they decided to punt. Etienne brought the Jags back up the field but they had to settle for a field goal.
On the next drive Russell Wilson kicked into action. He led the team down the field and then pop-passed it to Jerry Jeudy, who ran it into the endzone to make the score 7-10 at halftime.
Starting at the two yard line in the third quarter, Denver had a great drive led where Wilson who found Greg Dulcich three times, the last of which brought the Broncos to the one-yard line. Melvin Gordon ran in to give the Broncos a lead for the first time in the contest.
The Broncos defence were struggling against the run and Eteinne crowned an awesome performance with a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
It laid the gauntlet down to Denver and Wilson continued his good play by leading his team up the field. his best play was a deep ball caught by K.J. Hamler. Latavius Murray barged over from short range for a touchdown and a late lead.
Trevor Laurence had the ball with two minutes remaining but then threw an interception on his first play of the drive to finish the game as a contest. It leaves the Broncos on 3-5 and they leave London with a valuable win and an offensive performance to build on.