Trevor Siemian wants to finish stronger, but “a win’s a win”

AP

For the first three quarters of Monday night’s game against the Chargers, it looked like the Broncos would cruise to a win over their AFC West rivals.

They built a 24-7 win after scoring on both of their third quarter possessions and quarterback Trevor Siemian kept making the right calls on third downs to extend drives while the Chargers couldn’t find the same success. Things went the other way in the final 15 minutes as Siemian threw a pick and Jamaal Charles lost a fumble to give the Chargers a chance to cut the lead to three points as time wound down. A missed field goal added to the woes and the Chargers got a chance to try to pull out the comeback after Siemian threw incomplete on a third down with 2:09 left in the game.

L.A.’s bid to tie the game ended when Shelby Harris blocked a field goal, allowing Siemian to balance his postgame evaluation between the desired result and acknowledgement that they can’t give teams a chance to get back into games.

“I’ve learned pretty quickly nothing’s certain, especially when you’re playing a guy like Philip Rivers on the other sideline,” Siemian said, via the team’s website. “Down the stretch there, offensively we wish we would have made a few more plays to help our defense out, but, shoot, a win’s a win. We’ll take it however we can get it.”

Siemian ended the night 17-of-28 for 219 yards, two touchdowns and that interception and he also ran for a touchdown when he avoided Joey Bosa on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. The turnover was ill-timed, but it was otherwise the kind of game the Broncos will likely be OK with from Siemian if they can match it with the 140 yards they got on the ground and strong defense.

13 responses to “Trevor Siemian wants to finish stronger, but “a win’s a win”

  1. Trevor Siemian actually looks good when compared to Paxton Lynch or the Brock Ostrich.

    That’s how bad the other two are.

  2. INT wasn’t even on him. It was a solid game for the offense overall, although the right side of that line still has some major issues. Siemian’s going to have to make reads faster to survive.

  3. This Bronco fan would like to point out the interception was not his fault.

    I also liked Garrett Bowles, the new left tackle.

    And it was nice to see some conversions on third and short.

    Beth Mowins too. She called the game well.

  4. Tylawpick6, you watch the game? Take away the fumble Charles had a good game. Avg 4 yac and made some big time blocks that would have led to even more Trevor sacks.

  5. denverdave3 says:
    September 12, 2017 at 8:41 am
    This Bronco fan would like to point out the interception was not his fault.

    I also liked Garrett Bowles, the new left tackle.

    And it was nice to see some conversions on third and short.

    Beth Mowins too. She called the game well.
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    “This Broncos fan” needs to spell his own players name right. Garett Bolles

  6. Very surprised how good the O played in the first 3 quarters.

    Siemian was in the zone.

    D also showed great promise.

    Yes, they need 4 quarters of that type of play… but plenty of good teams struggled WK 1.

  7. They almost choked the game away, this team still has major issues. At this point they are looking up at the Raiders and the Chiefs in their division. Most likely they’ll finish third in division and miss the playoffs once again.

  8. The Lynn run the ball game plan ran too long. Chargers couldn’t do it for three quarters before the finally unleashed Rivers. Denver outplayed Carson in every facet of the game.

  9. Siemian is the same QB, lucky LA never got an early pick 6.

    We are poised for another 9-7 or 8-8!

    Back up the $ truck for Drew Brees next year!

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