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• Baltimore was able to find production by targeting passes at Broncos rookie cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Nice use of personnel and game planning. The lack of depth at the corner back position was acknowledged by general manager John Elway:
• Denver made a game clock management error in the 2nd quarter when they called a timeout prior to a Baltimore 2nd & 6 with 1:40 left in the half. The wager paid off in that the defense was able to force 3 and out, but it was a wager nonetheless. In general, stopping the clock with under two minutes left is an advantage to the offense on the field. This sequence ultimately gave Baltimore an extra timeout that they were able to cash in during the final seconds of the half to set up a field goal.
• Denver had to use a timeout in the 3rd quarter because they only had 10 men on the field, and later, on a crucial 4th & 1 with three minutes left in the game, Denver lined up with 12 men on the field which cost them five yards. This shows some breaks in communication within Denver which is reflected in a play call and in-game adjustment downgrade.