Teddy Bridgewater harm replace: Broncos QB out vs. Ravens, enters concussion protocol
The Broncos needed to put their undefeated season within the palms of backup quarterback Drew Lock within the second half of their recreation Sunday in opposition to the Ravens.
Beginning QB Teddy Bridgewater was dominated out for the rest of the AFC conflict after being evaluated for a concussion, the group introduced. Bridgewater absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit from Ravens linebacker Odafe Oweh towards the tip of the primary half.
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Earlier than the harm, Bridgewater accomplished 7 of 16 passes for 65 yards with a landing. The Broncos went into the halftime locker room trailing 17-7.
Bridgewater has loved a standout marketing campaign in his first season in Denver. He was the one quarterback to have recorded a completion share of 75 or above in every recreation earlier than Sunday, and his 76.8 completion share was second within the league. He had handed for 827 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed 11 instances for 44 yards.
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Bridgewater joined Denver in an offseason commerce with the Panthers after which gained a quarterback competitors with incumbent starter Lock within the preseason. Lock was coming off a disappointing marketing campaign by which he was 4-9 in 13 begins. He accomplished 57.3 p.c of his passes for two,933 yards, with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Bridgewater equally struggled in Carolina, throwing for 15 touchdowns and 11 picks, although he accomplished 69.1 p.c of his passes for 3,733 yards in 15 video games. He additionally rushed for 279 yards on 53 carries, with 5 touchdowns.
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Lock’s third-quarter efficiency will not give Broncos followers a lot encouragement concerning the group’s probabilities of coming again. He accomplished 5 of 9 passes for 38 yards and was sacked twice.