After the season they've had to endure, the least Broncos fans could have wished for on Christmas Day was for their team to play semi-competitive football in front of a national audience.
Santa apparently misplaced the letters.
In the end, Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams made short work of the struggling Denver Broncos in Week 16, beating them 51-14. Mayfield continued his late-season resurgence, going 24-of-28 for 230 yards and two scores. Russell Wilson continued whatever his first season in Denver is supposed to be at this point, throwing three interceptions and taking six sacks.
Offensive spotlight: Rams tight end Tyler Higbee caught nine of his 10 catchable targets for 94 yards, two touchdowns and three more first downs to earn what will very likely be his first 85.0-plus PFF grade of the season. He averaged 4.09 yards per route run, and 74 of his yards came after the catch.
Defensive spotlight: Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner was targeted six times in coverage, but he allowed just three completions for 20 yards and just one first down. He hauled in one of his team's three interceptions and added five solo tackles.
Rookie spotlight: Rams cornerback Cobie Durant will likely earn a 90.0-plus PFF grade for his work in coverage on Sunday. He came away with two interceptions and gave up just two catches for 13 yards across 39 coverage snaps.
Offensive line spotlight: This was by far the best performance L.A. has got from its offensive line this season. On first review, the Rams unit gave up just one hurry across 29 pass-blocking snaps.
|Russell Wilson||11.3||15 / 27||214||7.9||1||3||6||54.2|
|Brett Rypien||0.8||4 / 8||45||5.6||0||1||0||27.6|
|Baker Mayfield||17.4||24 / 28||230||8.2||2||0||0||124.7|