McManus’ 53 Yard Field Goal Gives Broncos Win in Lock’s NFL Debut


Broncos Unplug the Chargers

The Denver Broncos Win With Last Second Field Goal.

An exciting debut for Drew Lock against the Las Angeles Chargers ends with the spotlight on Brandon McManus. The Denver Broncos’ kicker blasted a 53-yarder through the uprights to give the Broncos their fourth win of the season.

Drew Lock had an impressive first game under center. Going 18-28 and throwing for 134 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Both TD passes were to wide receiver Courtland Sutton who also shined Sunday.

Head coach Vic Fangio announced Saturday Lock would be starting. Sutton says Lock’s swagger gave the team a needed boost. It will be interesting to see if the Lock/Sutton combination can become a tandem the Broncos faithful are looking for.

In the fourth quarter the Chargers made it interesting tying the game twice. In the last 14 seconds Michael Badgley kicked a 46 yarder to tie the game at 20. But in the end, Fangio told his offensive coordinator to take a shot downfield. Showing confidence in his rookie QB payed off because the play ultimately resulted in a pass interference call. Which set up McManus’ game winner.

The Broncos improve to (4-8) and play the Texans in Houston next Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss