NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Denver Broncos 41, Los Angeles Rams 0

2M62B85 Kansas City, United States. 01st Jan, 2023. Denver Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (85) and Denver Broncos tight end Eric Saubert (82) celebrate a touchdown in the third quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, January 1, 2023. Photo by Jon Robichaud/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

In the final preseason game of the Saturday night slate, the Denver Broncos defeated the Los Angeles Rams 41-0. With the win, the Broncos end the preseason with a record of 1-2, while the Rams drop to 0-3.

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Offensive spotlight: Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham was the standout offensive player of the game. He finished 17-for-28 for 236 yards and a touchdown, earning a 90.0-plus passing grade on first review.

 

Tight end Albert Okwuegbunam caught the touchdown pass and ended the game with seven catches for 109 yards. The fourth-year tight end went into the preseason finale with a roster spot on the line, and this performance seemed to really help his case.

Defensive spotlight: Broncos slot cornerback Essang Bassey grabbed another interception, which gives him a pick in all three of Denver’s preseason games.

Cornerback is always a tight group to narrow down come cutdown day. Bassey is showing that his takeaways mentality deserves to be on that final roster.

Rookie spotlight: The Broncos rushing attack was led by undrafted free agent Jaleel McLaughlin. The former Notre Dame and Youngstown State back finished the contest with 48 rushing yards on 10 carries with a touchdown.

McLaughlin was able to score a rushing touchdown in each of his three preseason games and averaged an impressive 0.37 missed tackles forced per attempt throughout.

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Brett Rypien 2.9 7 / 13 67 5.2 0 0 1 68.4
Dresser Winn 0.8 3 / 5 21 4.2 0 0 0 69.6
Stetson Bennett -1.4 4 / 9 14 1.6 0 2 1 12.0
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Jarrett Stidham 15.4 17 / 28 236 8.4 1 0 1 99.7
Ben DiNucci 10.9 11 / 15 117 7.8 1 0 1 117.9
Rushing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Royce Freeman 4.1 4 14 3.5 0 5 0
Zach Evans 3.9 7 23 3.3 0 7 0
Ronnie Rivers 3.2 6 32 5.3 0 9 0
Brett Rypien 2.9 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jaleel McLaughlin 16.1 10 48 4.8 1 15 0
Jarrett Stidham 15.4 1 20 20.0 0 20 0
Ben DiNucci 10.9 4 22 5.5 0 11 0
Tyler Badie 10.2 8 15 1.9 1 6 0
Tony Jones Jr. 9.4 4 13 3.2 1 9 0
Marvin Mims Jr. 7.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
Dwayne Washington 2.6 6 26 4.3 0 16 0
Michael Burton 0.5 1 5 5.0 0 5 0
Receiving
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Austin Trammell 10.5 7 5 55 7.9 11.0 0
Royce Freeman 4.1 3 2 7 2.3 3.5 0
Zach Evans 3.9 1 1 6 6.0 6.0 0
Braxton Burmeister 3.5 3 2 15 5.0 7.5 0
Tyler Johnson 2.6 3 2 6 2.0 3.0 0
Lance McCutcheon 1.7 3 1 7 2.3 7.0 0
Davis Allen 1.6 1 1 6 6.0 6.0 0
Demarcus Robinson 0.0 4 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Christian Sims 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Albert Okwuegbunam 26.9 8 7 109 13.6 15.6 1
Jaleel McLaughlin 16.1 5 4 13 2.6 3.2 0
Tyler Badie 10.2 2 2 7 3.5 3.5 0
Lil'Jordan Humphrey 9.7 4 4 57 14.2 14.2 0
Tony Jones Jr. 9.4 1 1 11 11.0 11.0 0
Brandon Johnson 7.8 4 2 58 14.5 29.0 0
Marvin Mims Jr. 7.4 2 2 51 25.5 25.5 0
Josh Hammond 7.3 1 1 3 3.0 3.0 1
Michael Bandy 3.3 4 2 13 3.2 6.5 0
Montrell Washington 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 13.0 0
Nate Adkins 2.1 2 1 11 5.5 11.0 0
Taylor Grimes 1.7 1 1 7 7.0 7.0 0
Michael Burton 0.5 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Marquez Callaway 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Kendall Hinton 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0.0 0

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