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Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy frustrated with offense before snagging three touchdowns vs. Chiefs

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Rising tempers on the Broncos’ sideline are becoming more commonplace.

Last week, it was defensive lineman Mike Purcell shouting at quarterback Russell Wilson. This week, it was Jerry Jeudy screaming and shoving aside teammates as the offense retreated while trailing the Chiefs 27-0 with 3:45 left in the first half.

It’s hard to blame Jeudy. At that point, the Broncos were being boat-raced in what was beginning to look like a fifth straight loss and the team’s most lopsided defeat of the season.

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But that fire appeared to translate almost immediately to production. The next drive, Jeudy caught a pass for 17 yards and then another for an 18-yard touchdown.

The Broncos got the ball back on a Pat Surtain interception and marched down the field in seven plays, capped by another Jeudy touchdown, this one from 5 yards.

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Those touchdowns accounted for 14 of 21 consecutive points by the Broncos as they fought back in the AFC West matchup. Kansas City scored another touchdown toward the end of the third quarter, but the Broncos scored a fourth touchdown to open the fourth quarter after Russell Wilson left the game with an injury.

Backup QB Brett Rypien’s target? That would be Jeudy once again.

The 28 points marked the most scored by the Broncos all season. They came in averaging 13.8 points per game, lowest in the NFL. Unfortunately for them, the 34 points allowed through three quarters was the most the defense had given up all season.


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