Amid another disappointing loss for Denver, a trio of Broncos playmakers earned praise in Pro Football Focus’ review of the game vs. Cleveland.
As he has been often over the first seven weeks of the season, running back Javonte Williams was a bright spot on offense for the Broncos. The rookie RB scored his first career receiving touchdown vs. the Browns and led the team in receptions with six for 32 yards.
"[Williams] showed up big in the passing game," Pro Football Focus' Austin Gayle wrote. "He caught 6-of-7 targets for 32 yards and a score."
Wide receiverCourtland Sutton also put on a solid offensive performance with 68 yards on five receptions, including a spectacular one-handed sideline grab. Sutton was also essential in converting first downs for Denver.
"Four of Courtland Sutton's five receptions went for first downs, and he led the team in receiving yards with 68," Gayle wrote. "His most impressive play was a one-handed snag on a well-placed ball down the right sideline from Bridgewater."
On defense, cornerbackPat Surtain II continued his impressive rookie season with another lockdown defensive performance vs. the Browns on Thursday night. Surtain allowed only one reception and no touchdowns in the game.
"Rookie Patrick Surtain II may be one of the few obvious bright spots for the Broncos right now," Gayle wrote. "The former Alabama standout continues to impress week after week and turned in another solid performance against Cleveland. He allowed just one reception on six targets."