A by-the-numbers look at the Broncos' 2018 season

A by-the-numbers assessment of the Broncos’ 6-10 season:


The Broncos’ group rankings at every of the season’s quarter poles:


Yards (rank)Factors (rank)Recreation Four383.Three (13th)21.zero (25th)Midway380.Eight (13th)23.5 (20th)Recreation 12366.1 (15th)22.9 (19th)Remaining350.1 (19th)20.6 (24th)


Yards (rank)Factors (rank)Recreation Four366.Eight (17th)24.Three (17th)Midway373.Three (22nd)24.Three (14th)Recreation 12389.Three (25th)22.9 (13th)Last365.1 (22nd)21.Eight (18th)


Offense (1,074 snaps)

QB: Case Keenum 1,073, Chad Kelly 1.

RB: Phillip Lindsay 453, Devontae Booker 316, Royce Freeman 308, Andy Janovich 239.

WR: Courtland Sutton 819, Emmanuel Sanders 658, DaeSean Hamilton 471, Demaryius Thomas 405, Tim Patrick 393, Andre Holmes 28, River Cracraft 27, Isaiah McKenzie Three.

TE: Jeff Heuerman 555, Matt LaCosse 418, Brian Parker 146, Jake Butt 97, Temarrick Hemingway Four.

OL: Garett Bolles 1,zero62, Connor McGovern 1,zero56, Billy Turner 824, Jared Veldheer 704, Matt Paradis 569, Elijah Wilkinson 520, Ron Leary 383, Max Garcia 242, Gino Gradkowski 17, Sam Jones 15, Cyrus Kouandjio Eight.

Protection (1,zero77 snaps)

DL: Derek Wolfe 710, Domata Peko 522, Adam Gotsis 512, Zach Kerr 394, Shelby Harris 390, Demarcus Walker 21.

LB: Bradley Chubb 844, Von Miller 844, Todd Davis 842, Brandon Marshall 468, Josey Jewell 459, Shaq Barrett 275, Shane Ray 253, Jeff Holland 43, Joseph Jones 25, Kieshawn Bierria 18.

DB: Justin Simmons 1,zero77, Bradley Roby 926, Darian Stewart 874, Chris Harris 747, Will Parks 572, Tramaine Brock 437, Isaac Yiadom 263, Adam Jones 148, Su’a Cravens 117, Dymonte Thomas 42, Shamarko Thomas 19, Jamar Taylor 9.


Making massive performs

Any rush of at least 12 yards and any completion of at least 16 yards is taken into account an “explosive” play.

The Broncos had 101 explosive performs (66 passes/35 rushes). That they had 10 mixed explosive performs in the last three video games. The season excessive was 11 (5 move/six rush) in the Week Four loss to Kansas Metropolis and the season low was two (two passes) in the Week 15 loss to Cleveland.

The Broncos scored 37 offensive touchdowns. The typical size of their 19 passing touchdowns was 19.6 yards (solely three of longer than 40 yards). The typical size of their 18 dashing touchdowns was 12.5 yards (4 longer than 25 yards).

Phillip Lindsay led the Broncos with 19 explosive rushes, adopted by Royce Freeman (9). Courtland Sutton had 20 explosive receptions, adopted by Emmanuel Sanders (17).

Case File

Distance of Case Keenum’s 18 landing passes: 29, 43, Four, Eight, 42, 22, 1, 64, 24, Four, 12, 10, 5, 30, 1, 7, 19 and 20 yards. (Emmanuel Sanders accounted for the Broncos’ different landing move — 28 yards to Courtland Sutton in the Week 7 win at Arizona).

Passing yards: Three,890 (14th).

Completions/makes an attempt: 365 (11th)/586 (sixth).

Completion proportion: 62.Three (25th of the 33 passers with at least 200 makes an attempt).

Touchdowns: 18 (23rd).

Interceptions: 15 (tied for second-most).

Completions of at least 20 yards: 52 (tied for 11th).

Completions of at least 40 yards: 11 (fifth).

Occasions sacked: 34 (13th-most).

Document when throwing at least 30 occasions: Three-10.

Keenum was booked for 17 turnovers (15 interceptions/two fumbles). Eight of his interceptions got here on performs that started in opponent’s territory.

On passes that traveled 11-15 yards downfield, Keenum was 39 of 59. On passes that traveled 16 or extra yards downfield, Keenum was 34 of 82 (three touchdowns/9 interceptions).

Keenum beneath strain

Opponents rushed at least 5 gamers at Keenum on 182 of his 651 drop-backs (27.9 %). The excessive proportion was Arizona in Week 7 (40.zero % — 10 of 25), adopted by Baltimore in Week Three (37.2 — 16 of 43) and Cleveland in Week 15 (35.Eight % — 19 of 53).

Towards additional rushers, Keenum was 91-of-156 passing for 1,084 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Defending Keenum

The Denver Submit charted quarterback disruptions (sacks/hits/pressures).

ParticipantSacksComplete disruptionsUnblocked participantThree.530.5Garett Bolles6.527Connor McGovern121Jared Veldheer220.5Elijah Wilkinson2.518.5Billy TurnerThree.518.5

The Broncos allowed 34 sacks, 62 knockdowns and 95 pressures for 191 complete disruptions. Denver allowed at least 10 disruptions in 9 video games. Probably the most disruptions was 17 by the New York Jets in Week 5 (loss) and the fewest was 4 in Week 11 at the Los Angeles Chargers (win).

Sacks allowed by down: 5 (first down), eight (second down), 19 (third down) and two (fourth down).

Dropped passes

The Denver Submit’s recreation charting booked the Broncos with 28 dropped passes. They didn’t drop a cross in 4 video games. Their season excessive was six drops in Week 17 towards the Los Angeles Chargers.

Drops by participant: Demaryius Thomas 6 (in solely eight video games), Courtland Sutton Four, Tim Patrick Four, Phillip Lindsay Three, Emmanuel Sanders Three, Royce Freeman Three, Jeff Heuerman 2, Devontae Booker 1, Matt LaCosse 1, DaeSean Hamilton 1.

Run recreation recap

The Broncos averaged 119.2 dashing yards per recreation, 12th-most in the league. They reached 100 yards dashing in 12 video games (6-6 report). They have been 2-Eight once they rushed 20 or fewer occasions.

Phillip Lindsay statistics: Carries — 192 (tied for 17th-most), dashing yards — 1,037 (ninth), yards per carry — 5.Four (tied for second) and touchdowns — 9 (tied for seventh).

Proportion of dashing performs: 1. Seattle 52.Eight; 23. Broncos 38.7.

Yards per carry: 1. Carolina 5.1; T3. Broncos/L.A. Rams Four.9.

Dashing touchdowns: 1. New Orleans 26; T4. Broncos/New England 18.

Rushes of at least 10 yards: 1. Seattle 77; 11. Broncos 55.

First-and-10 dashing yards: 1. L.A. Rams 1,307; 12. Broncos 944.

We booked the Broncos with 165 “bad” rush performs — carries that gained three or fewer yards, not together with performs that gained the first down/landing or kneel-downs. A signal that the run recreation received slowed down late in the season was six consecutive video games of at least 10 “bad” rushes. The excessive recreation for “bad” rushes was 15 towards Seattle in Week 1.

Particular person leaders for “bad” rush performs: Unblocked participant 55.5, Connor McGovern 22, Billy Turner 13.5, Andy Janovich 9.5, Matt Paradis Eight.5, Garett Bolles Eight.5, Jared Veldheer Eight.5.

In the pink zone

The Broncos’ offense completed 19th in pink zone landing proportion (56.Eight — 25 touchdowns in 44 possessions).

The Broncos had at least one purple zone possession in each recreation and at least two of their last 15 video games.

In the pink zone, Keenum was 29-of-62 passing for 271 yards, 10 touchdowns, 4 interceptions and a 66.Three passer score. His interceptions have been tied for the most with Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and his passer score was final amongst the 21 quarterbacks with at least 50 pink zone move makes an attempt.

The Broncos scored factors on 37 of 44 pink zone journeys. The seven non-scoring journeys: Interception towards Oakland, interception and misplaced on downs at Baltimore, misplaced on downs and interception at the Jets, misplaced on downs at the Chargers and interception vs. the Chargers.

Drive engineering

Three-and-outs: 40

Ten-play drives: 26

Began in opponent’s territory: 16

At the very least six minutes in period: 5

No less than 75 yards gained: 19

Longest drives: Period — 7:09 (Week 15 vs. Cleveland, subject aim); Performs — 14 (Week 2 vs. Oakland, landing and Week 14 at San Francisco, landing); Yards gained — 86 (Week 9 vs. Houston, landing).

Third down

The Broncos completed 28th in third down conversion fee (33.Three — 69 for 207). It was their lowest price since 30.Eight in 2011.

Three or fewer yards to go: 30 of 55 (54.5 %).

Four-7 yards to go: 20 of 68 (29.Four %).

Eight or extra yards to go: 19 of 84 (22.6 %).

The Broncos wanted eight or extra yards to go on third down on 40.6 of their makes an attempt.

The longest third-down conversion was on their first alternative of the season — 14-yard catch by Emmanuel Sanders on third-and-14 from the Broncos’ 21.

The Broncos have been 50 % or higher on third down in just one recreation (Week 2 vs. Oakland — Eight of 16 for 50 %).

On third down this yr, Keenum was 77 of 143 for 775 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. His passer score of 67.Eight was final amongst the 23 quarterbacks with at least 100 third-down makes an attempt.


Stopping huge performs

The Broncos allowed 118 explosive performs (85 passes/33 rushes) for a mean of seven.Four per recreation. Probably the most allowed was 12 in the Week 11 win at the Los Angeles Chargers (10 cross/two rush). The fewest allowed was 4 in the Week 16 loss at Oakland (one cross/three rush).

The Broncos allowed 37 touchdowns to the opposing offense. The typical size of their opponent’s 11 dashing touchdowns was 12.Four yards (one longer than 25 yards). The typical size of their opponent’s 26 landing passes was 22.Eight yards (4 longer than 50 yards). General, they allowed 13 touchdowns of at least 20 yards.

Missed tackles

We booked the Broncos with 107 missed tackles (6.7 per recreation).

Recreation-by-game missed tackles: Seattle 7, Oakland 6, at Baltimore Three, Kansas Metropolis 9, at the New York Jets Eight, L.A. Rams 13, at Arizona Four, at Kansas Metropolis 9, Houston 5, at L.A. Chargers Eight, Pittsburgh Three, at Cincinnati 10, at San Francisco Four, Cleveland 7, at Oakland Eight and L.A. Chargers Three.

Prime 5 in missed tackles: Todd Davis 12, Bradley Chubb 11, Darian Stewart 11, Bradley Roby 10 and Justin Simmons 9.

Making use of strain

The Broncos’ protection rushed at least 5 gamers on 203 of the opponent’s 646 drop-backs (31.Four %).

Excessive proportion: Week Eight at Kansas Metropolis — 45 % (18 of 40). Patrick Mahomes was Eight of 14 for 125 yards and one interception. The Broncos have been at 40 % or larger in 4 video games.

Low proportion: Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh — 18.Eight % (12 of 64). Ben Roethlisberger was 6 of 11 for 146 yards, one interception and one landing. The Broncos have been at 25 % or decrease in 4 video games.

Sacks by down: Twelve (first down), 12 (second down), 19 (third down) and one (fourth down).

Sacks by variety of cross rushers: Thirty-three (4 rushers), seven (5 rushers) and 4 (six rushers).

The Broncos had 145 disruptions (sacks/knockdowns/strain) this yr. Their 44 sacks have been tied for eighth-most in the league.

The season-high for disruptions was 19 in the Week Four loss to Kansas Metropolis (one sack/eight knockdowns/11 pressures), certainly one of six video games with at least 10. The season-low was three in Week 2 vs. Oakland, adopted by 4 in Week 16 at the Raiders.

Particular person breakdown of prime eight in disruptions

ParticipantSacksDisruptionsVon Miller14.532Bradley Chubb1228.5Derek Wolfe1.512.5Shelby Harris1.510.5Shaq BarrettThreeEightTodd Daviszero.57.5Adam GotsisThree6Zach Kerr1.5Four.5

Stopping the run

Final towards the run after six video games, the Broncos climbed again to 21st (119.6 yards per recreation).

The Broncos had 181 run “stuffs” — good points of three or fewer yards, not together with performs that gained the first down/landing or kneel-downs.

Prime 10 in run “stuffs”: Derek Wolfe 22.5, Todd Davis 21.5, Bradley Chubb 17, Adam Gotsis 17, Shelby Harris 12.5, Josey Jewell 11.5, Domata Peko 11, Zach Kerr 10.5, Von Miller 9.5, Shaq Barrett 9.

In the purple zone

The Broncos ranked 15th in purple zone protection (opponent’s landing proportion of 58.1). Opponents scored 25 touchdowns in 43 possessions.

Solely two opponents have been 100 % in the purple zone — Kansas Metropolis in Week Four (Three for Three) and the Chargers in Week 17 (2 for two). The opponent had at least one purple zone possession in all 16 video games and scored at least one purple zone landing in each recreation however Week 13 (Cincinnati was zero for 1).

Opponents scored factors on 37 of 43 pink zone journeys. The six non-scoring possessions: Missed subject aim (Jets), missed subject aim (Rams), failed fourth down (Houston), interception (Pittsburgh), failed fourth down (Cleveland) and end-of-game kneel-down (Oakland).

Drive engineering

Three-and-outs: 40

Ten-play drives: 26

Opponent began in Broncos territory: 19

At the least six minutes in period: 11

At the least 75 yards gained: 16

Longest drives: Period — 9:11 (Week 15 vs. Cleveland, takeaway). Performs — 15 (Week 15 vs. Cleveland, takeaway). Yards gained — 97 (Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh, landing).

Third down

The Broncos have been 17th defensively on third down; opponents transformed 38.9 % of their possibilities (82 of 211).

Three or fewer yards to go: 34 of 65 (52.Three %).

Four-7 yards to go: 22 of 52 (42.Three %).

Eight or extra yards to go: 26 for 94 (27.7 %).

Opponents have been at lower than 40 % in 10 video games. The excessive conversion fee was 60 % by the Chargers in Week 11 (9 of 15). The low price was 16.7 by Seattle in Week 1 (2 of 12).

The opponent’s lengthy third-down conversion was by the Jets in Week 5 — on third-and-14, Sam Darnold threw a 20-yard landing move to Terrell Pryor (Bradley Roby in protection).


Turnover story

The Broncos completed plus-7 in turnover ratio, tied for eighth-best in the NFL (28 takeaways/21 giveaways). The Broncos have been Four-2 once they had a constructive turnover ratio, 1-5 once they misplaced it and 1-Three once they have been even.

The protection had at least one takeaway in 11 of 16 video games; they misplaced all 5 video games they failed to supply a takeaway. … The Broncos’ 15 interceptions have been tied for ninth-most. … The Broncos scored 85 factors off takeaways, sixth-best in the league. … The protection scored two touchdowns (interception returns of 20 yards by Todd Davis and 53 yards by Chris Harris in the Week 7 win at Arizona). … That they had three or extra takeaways in 5 video games (Seattle, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and the Chargers) and went Four-1. … Harris (three), Justin Simmons (three) and Darian Stewart (two) had a number of interceptions. Von Miller was the solely participant with multiple fumble restoration (three).

The offense had at least one giveaway in 13 of 16 video games; they have been 2-1 once they performed giveaway-free. Opponents scored solely 51 factors off the Broncos’ turnovers. … Opponents scored 9 factors off turnovers (by the Chargers in Week 17 — an 18-yard fumble return landing and a defensive two-point conversion). … The Broncos had eight turnovers of their final three video games (all losses) and have been 1-Four once they dedicated at least two turnovers.

Flags flying

The Broncos have been referred to as for 125 enforced penalties, second-most in the league behind Kansas Metropolis (137) and their highest complete since 1978 (132). The Broncos’ 985 penalty yards have been sixth-most in the league (Kansas Metropolis led with 1,152).

Thirty-nine Broncos gamers have been referred to as for at least one enforced penalty.

Particular person leaders: Garett Bolles 10 (seven holding/three false begin), Domata Peko Eight (together with three for pointless roughness), Von Miller Eight, Jared Veldheer 7, Courtland Sutton 6, Connor McGovern 6, Andy Janovich and Bradley Chubb 5.

Opponents have been referred to as for 123 penalties totaling 1,006 yards.

Particular groups

The Broncos allowed one particular groups landing — a 99-yard punt return by Oakland’s Dwayne Harris in Week 16. They didn’t rating a particular groups landing.

Return recreation — 27th on kick returns (20.1) and final on punt returns (Four.Four). Protection recreation — fourth on kick protection (20.Eight) and 29th on punt protection (10.5).

The particular groups have been referred to as for 19 enforced penalties. That they had one in at least 10 video games and at least two penalties in eight video games.

*Particular groups deal with leaders: Joseph Jones 12, Andy Janovich 7, Tim Patrick 7, Josey Jewell 7, Shamarko Thomas 6.

Okay Brandon McManus: On kickoffs, McManus had 42 touchbacks (tied for 23rd) in 69 kickoffs (tied for 19th). His touchback proportion of 60.9 was 21st amongst kickers with at least 50 kickoffs. … Fifty-four of his kickoffs reached the finish zone. … He was 20 of 25 on area objectives and all 5 misses have been past 50 yards. … McManus was zero of Four on onside kicks. … He was 2 of three on game-tying/profitable makes an attempt  – – 36 yards to beat Oakland (Week 2) and 34 yards to beat the Chargers (Week 11) and a missed 51-yard try towards Houston (Week 9).

P Colby Wadman: His 37.9-yard common (yards of punt minus return yards) on 65 punts ranked 33rd in the league. … He had seven touchbacks and 22 makes an attempt that have been inside the 20-yard line. … His 65 punts have been 17th-most in the league. … He had a internet common of at least 40 yards in seven video games. … His low internet common recreation was 23.Three at Oakland in Week 16 (99-yard return allowed). … He had 22 punts of at least 50 gross yards.

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