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NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Denver Broncos 23, Minnesota Vikings 13

Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle McTelvin Agim (95) tackles Minnesota Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu (26) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos came away with a 23-13 victory Saturday night at Empower Field at Mile High to keep the Minnesota Vikings winless in the preseason.

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Offensive spotlight: Broncos wide receiver Seth Williams made the most of his opportunities Saturday evening, finishing with four receptions from five targets for 68 yards, including a notable 45-yard reception. Two of his receptions resulted in first downs, and the Auburn product caught his only contested catch opportunity, culminating in an impressive 75.0-plus receiving grade on first review.

Defensive spotlight: Vikings interior defender Esezi Otomewo put together a notable performance despite the loss, as he finished with a stop while totaling a pressure and two pass-rush wins that didn't result in a pressure. Otomewo posted a 75.0-plus overall grade on first review.

Rookie spotlight: Broncos rookie edge defender Nik Bonitto showed off his ability to affect the passer Saturday night, finishing with two sacks and a forced fumble. Bonitto's sacks came on back-to-back plays for the Denver defense and helped it put the finishing touches on a winning performance.

Early offensive line analysis: The Broncos offensive line didn't allow a sack all evening, and tackle Calvin Anderson was a notable performer, allowing zero total pressures across 22 pass-blocking snaps (including penalties).


Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread DEN -2.5 DEN Covers
O/U 35.5 Over

Box Score

Passing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Sean Mannion 4.54 9 / 16 121 7.6 0 0
Kellen Mond 3.98 10 / 17 102 6 0 0
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Brett Rypien 5.18 14 / 21 137 6.5 0 1
Josh Johnson 4.68 11 / 14 107 7.6 0 0
Rushing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Bryant Koback 13.5 14 41 2.9 1 13
Ty Chandler 5.5 5 44 8.8 0 25
Sean Mannion 4.54 1 7 7 0 7
Kellen Mond 3.98 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Kene Nwangwu 1.4 4 14 3.5 0 9
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Devine Ozigbo 12.3 13 59 4.5 0 26
Montrell Washington 7.1 1 11 11 1 11
Mike Boone 7.1 5 44 8.8 0 16
JaQuan Hardy 7 4 23 5.8 0 16
Brett Rypien 5.18 1 7 7 0 7
Josh Johnson 4.68 1 4 4 0 4
Receiving
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Bryant Koback 13.5 2 2 14 7 0
Ihmir Smith-Marsette 9.3 3 3 63 21 0
Zach Davidson 8.7 6 4 47 7.8 0
Ty Chandler 5.5 1 1 1 1 0
Trishton Jackson 4.8 4 2 28 7 0
Myron Mitchell 4.8 4 3 18 4.5 0
Bisi Johnson 4.5 2 2 25 12.5 0
Jalen Nailor 2.6 6 1 16 2.7 0
Nick Muse 2.1 4 1 11 2.8 0
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Devine Ozigbo 12.3 4 4 24 6 0
Seth Williams 10.8 5 4 68 13.6 0
Jalen Virgil 9.8 5 4 58 11.6 0
Montrell Washington 7.1 1 0 0 0 0
Mike Boone 7.1 2 2 7 3.5 0
JaQuan Hardy 7 4 3 17 4.2 0
KJ Hamler 4.8 5 3 18 3.6 0
Eric Tomlinson 4.4 2 2 24 12 0
Eric Saubert 4 2 2 20 10 0
Darrius Shepherd 1.8 2 1 8 4 0
Andrew Beck 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kendall Hinton 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dylan Parham 0 1 0 0 0 0
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