Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton’s 70-yard touchdown last month against the Los Angeles Chargers was a terrific play highlighted by two broken tackles.
Sutton’s 21-yard touchdown in Sunday’s 24-19 win over Cleveland had a similar degree of difficulty.
Lined up wide right against Browns cornerback Denzel Ward in the first quarter, Sutton ran straight down the field and scored when he equal parts out-jumped and out-maneuvered Ward to make the catch.
“I expect that out of Courtland,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said. “A big receiver like that, you have to put the (football) up there like that and give him a chance to win those 50-50 balls. That’s a guy making a play.”
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Sutton made several plays to help new quarterback Brandon Allen. He caught five passes for 56 yards and also had a 7-yard rushing attempt. Through nine games, Sutton has 44 catches for 692 yards and four touchdowns.
“It was good to be able to go up and make a play for the team, but also for Brandon,” Sutton said. “Seeing that play, everybody was like, ‘Brandon will make plays for us.’ It was a good to be a part of that.”
C. Harris vs. Beckham. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris was assigned to Browns receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. throughout the game.
Beckham had one catch for minus-5 yards in the first half and finished with five receptions for 89 yards.
“It was a tough challenge and a great challenge,” said Harris, who had four tackles and one penalty. “The coaches put a lot of responsibility on me to play man (coverage) and bottle him up. I think I did a great job the whole first half, but in the second half, I was a second too late to get those interceptions. That’s something that will eat me up all week because I know I can make those plays.”
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Gotsis, Fumagalli in. Defensive end Adam Gotsis and tight end Troy Fumagalli were active, taking the spots vacated by DeMarcus Walker (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee), respectively. Gotsis had two tackles in his first action since Week 4 against Jacksonville.
“It was awesome being back out there and to help the team get a win,” Gotsis said. “I feel we practice hard and you can never check out. I was always under the assumption that I would be (active) every week and prepared like I would be. That’s what being a …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports